Autumn is here. I've been baking like crazy. Trying to figure out how to replace my old gluten favorites has been a fun experiment. This week I've baked banana bread and pumpkin bars. They both turned out great and I can hardly keep myself from devouring the entire dish.
Tobin is off to a great start in first grade.
His new teacher is the most perfect fit for him!
We even set up a little homework space for him in our office.
This week I am going to tell you about our Summer of Joy: Unplugged.
Before summer was out Tobin and I made these herb gardens for his wonderful kindergarden teacher and the classroom aide. His school career got off to a great start.
I made a list the beginning of June about everything I wanted to do with the kids over the summer and we crossed off a lot.
- Weekly trips to the library
- Discover a new park each week
- Field trips to Enchanted Forest, local festivals, the fair, farmers markets.
- Summer Arts and crafts
- Family camp out
- Mondays were reserved for pajama days and putting the house back together.
- We had family movie nights and bed time stories on our porch.
We got all that done!
What wasn't accomplished on my list:
- End the world of whining
- Learn to sew (although I did pretend to be a seamstress for a day and made these cafe curtains for my kitchen! Although it's not sewing when you use hem tape and an iron only.)
- loose twenty lbs (But I have lost ten!!!)
- Make the children start contributing to the family budget
- Have the children memorize the periodic table of elements
None of those things got done. Bummer. But we did find our joy.