Last week was a long one. Fun, but long. My husband was working 12 hour days and had to go out of town on a moment’s notice for work.
That left me with three kids last week, alone, 24/7 as we muddled through spring break with no school. And, the TV stayed off the entire week except for one movie morning! Last summer we had a TV free summer and we plan to do it again this summer.
We had good times, doing not much of anything except mostly hanging around the house, with one trip to the library while having an afternoon downtown. The kids had enough fun to say they wished they were homeschooled. Ha! I asked what have you learned this week? As I stood in the kitchen drinking red wine and sneaking Nutella for dinner (the kids were eating spinach pizza snacks and carrots).
With that said there was not a lot of blogging going on last week, and I’ll have to pick back up on my Project: Simply goals next week. Because sometimes, that’s just the way it goes.
On Saturday morning I left the house for a few hours by myself, to revive my mama self. I had a session at the Salt Spa, shopping at my favorite local vintage joint and lunch for one at Gourmet Market (get the Toad in the Hole!). Ahh, the bliss.
Meanwhile my husband hitched up his bike with the tag-along for my oldest girl, which then pulls the bike trailer holding all 70 lbs of the two little girls. We call it the Simmons train.
They biked to Ijams Nature Center for some natural fun, looking at mushrooms, watching frogs, following trails and jumping on stumps. It’s so nice to have a husband who knows just when mama needs him to wheel the kids away. Because really, all moms (and dads) need this once in a while.
When I returned, a refreshed and new mom, creativity picked right back up where we left off. Crafts quickly covered the art table and my toddler got her first lesson in sewing as I finished my much overdue project of making curtains for our dinning room, which was painted nearly a year ago.
You’ll get to see them later this week after I post pictures of our Potty Party that is planned for Monday, to celebrate with our little polka dot panty wearing toddler.
Until then, here’s more of our weekend. And yes, that is my independent toddler wearing her shirt inside out, again. I love these moments, the many of them that fill our every days.