Friday morning the kids bus ran early.
By early I mean earlier than usual which is still early...too early.
6:30 a.m. and I pass the bus as I'm coming back from working out.
A text from my neighbor. Kids are missing the bus left and right.
I end up taking 4 kids to school that morning.
If everyone would just stick to the routine life could keep moving at it's normal pace.
Part of my Sunday routine is my 4 p.m. leading a Bible study online. I've had the hardest time this week finding my groove and was so desperate from some peace and quite I ended up down in the deepest valley on our property just to escape for a bit.
James has been scheduled to work 11 days straight. No off day, no day off for Sunday worship. It's just me and the kids this week. Cooper had competition last Saturday and again this Saturday and I won't see him for nearly 4 days as a result of all the playing he is doing for band.
Our whole routine of life is out of sorts.
I am trying to submerge the kids in books this week. We took a trip to the library the previous week on one of our rainy day trips and we came home with a pile. We read a few of on and on during the week but never really set aside a time to read. So, on Thursday, we sat and read all 8 books. I'm always impressed with how they'll sit with me so still and engaged when I read a book.
I love it so much. We went back to the library and came home with 10 books this time. We need a nightly routine for reading and probably a daily routine too.
Here's the good and the bad from my Sunday morning mischief. I actually, successfully made my kids a quiche that they LOVED.
Maybe next time I make it I'll document it so I can share the recipe.
Then I opened up my jewelry making tools to find a good portion of my stamps had gotten wet and stayed that way for awhile. I was heartbroken.
They've been cleaned and are still soaking in WD-40.
I think they'll all be saved.
This is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen.
I found this tiny pool on Amazon and bought it hoping it would fit in our shower.
Guess what?! It totally fit.
The little ones can now soak after a long day of playing in the dirt.
I can get the dirt out from under their toe nails and scrub their little feet.
They can soak and play and come out completely clean.
This is so much better than standing outside a shower trying to shower them off and scrub them down as well. They LOVE it!
We started "School" this week.
We have worked on the letter "A".
I'm mostly testing the waters to see what they will enjoy doing most.
Coloring is at the top of the list and they love
that they can color a letter and learn about it's sound.
I honestly don't know if I'm ready for this but they are.
I'm not going to be tough on myself for this and trying to keep a steady, daily routine.
We're going to keep playing this one by ear. So far, G has learned the sound "A" makes and that is something I'm excited about.
Also, isn't Sissy's hair adorable up.
Somehow this girl slept through the noise of this....
The most beautiful site though was seeing our masons pull up.
This means all that block is about to start forming the foundation for our house.
So much block.
We will have a walk out basement when it's all said and done.
Next on the list is our septic system.
Just hang on.
Our field trip this week consisted of a trip to the library for a quick grab of books.
Then, we hit the fountains in downtown Rome. They're begging to go back but I'm afraid they'll be turned off soon. If not already.
Friday was Lizard Catching Day
Friday was also SEPTIC TANK DAY.
Ya'll this is exciting news.
Soon, we will be able to hook our camper up directly to the septic tank.
No more black tank issues or having to have it emptied.
This momma and her baby girl are pretty excited about that.
It's kinda been an ongoing problem.
First there was a massive leak that made it stink to high heaven, then it finally was usable but we had to fill it with a lot of water to get it good and ready for the next pump. Now, it's full and we are waiting on it to be pumped.
So. Yes. We're excited about a septic tank.
Friday night we drove over to Mentone to stay with Nana and Papaw.
We had a Pumpkin hunt scheduled compliments of the G-Parents.
Every year since my boys were tiny my Dad has bought pumpkins for the kids and hides them somewhere on his property in a patch. Then we all pile up for a hay ride and ride until we spot the patch. Now that they’re older it takes about 2.1 secs for all the grandkids to snatch them up.
This is such a treasured memory year after year for the kids and I’m sure will
become and tradition James and I will continue on.
We then attended a sweet birthday party for our friend Riley! These kids grow up way too fast.
momma needed to make a Target run just for fun.
About Us: Our adventure as a family of 7, building our dream home debt free in the wilderness of Georgia.
I'm Aimee, former Early Childhood Educator and Reading Specialist turned author, speaker, blogger, and mom of 5. This website is meant to inspire & equip parents of little ones to promote early literacy & language development at home. You will also find fun crafts, devotionals, and recipes to explore..
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