Last week I got one day of work; the kids got two days of school. All in all, it was a nice, gentle return to our routine. This week, we're off Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. day, so it will be a regular work week for me (Tu-Th) and a 4 day week for the kids.
My first graders loved the BIG book I read to them. Always fun to shake things up a little. I pulled a few of these giant books from the school rummage sale last summer.
Even though we're still getting rain off and on (mostly on), I rolled Matilda through my happy place: the car wash. It's a place where I have to pause and just breathe for a moment.
More books books books. We had a conversation at dinner that made me realize the girls hadn't formed some of the connections that most kids make in preschool, so I requested a bunch of farm books. Katie asked for dog books.
Hannah has started going upstairs for the teen books at the library, so we had a conversation about knowing when to set a book aside and not finish it.
Two things: Fiona knocked over the ironing board, which resulted in quite a big thump, due to the iron being on it. We were downstairs, and I guessed what had happened when we heard the noise. Also, if you notice the colorful pile Fiona is sitting on, I've been sewing a bit. I was going to touch a couple pieces up with the iron before taking pictures, but I might need to use the lint roller instead.