A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Our Getting Back to Normal Week

Our week seems to always start with whatever photos didn't make it into last week's post.  Maybe it's because interesting things continue to happen on the weekends.

Prom dress shopping at the mall.  There was a big old line to see the Easter bunny on the other side of the cute little spring village.

Took Sam to get a haircut before he headed back to the Marine Corps.

Josiah was teaching Hannah how to do target practice with a Nerf gun.

Airport selfie.  I got a gate pass and went through security with him, so we got to hang out until his flight boarded.

It was nice to get the chance to talk, just the two of us.  I miss him like crazy.

His time home went by so fast!  Who knows how long it will be before he can visit again?

And then it was back to the grindstone.  We had 2 weeks off from school, between our trip and Spring Break and the airport, so it was a little hard to get back to our routine.  One day, I worked on school with Hannah and Jack, while Katie and Brayden played, and another day, I worked with Katie while Hannah and Jack played with Brayden.

Brayden's Spring Break was the week after Easter, instead of the week before, and he hung out here with us.

It wasn't until Friday that I managed to pull off an art project.  One of the blogs I follow recently did this project, and it looked simple and cute, so we gave it a try.

I love the way they turned out!  Liquid watercolor is so vibrant.

I'll have to try to remember this technique (black oil pastel & watercolor) for other motifs/themes.

Our trip to San Diego was fun, and having Sam home was wonderful, and having a break from school was good, but now it's time to sink back into our regular routine and get things done.  We have just 6 short weeks of school left, and I want to finish strong!

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  1. Oooh! Those birds are cool!!!!

    I hope your Sam is safe and happy in his service/work.

    1. I just love how they turned out. I might paint one myself, when no one is looking. ;)

      Sam has more training next. I'm pretty impressed with how much training and schooling they put these guys through. I know he'll be able to handle whatever life throws at him after this.

  2. I love the projects! And all the best to Sam :)


    1. Thanks! I miss him, but it's exciting to see him learning so much.