Monday, November 17, 2008

So Long, Farewell

It's time to say goodbye to vacation and get back into real life. We did enjoy our two weeks!

We had days out to places like the Children's Museum and the One-Room Schoolhouse, days at home with a quieter pace, and days for visiting -- like our trip to see Grandpa and Grandma Fulk:
One day Mommy and Rachel went together to get their hair cut. I think it was Rachel's very first time to have her hair cut at a beauty salon.

One of the highlights of the vacation was a jar I came up with (thanks to an idea from Heather). It contained little activities to do -- one each day. The children took turns drawing one out in the morning, and fondly named the jar the "Funland jar". The activities included things like:
-- making new playdough
--making leaf sun catchers
-- collage
-- decoupage
--indoor tennis
-- a trip to the dollar store
--writing stories
--baking cookies
I'm contemplating a similar idea for the month of December.
On the first day of vacation Andrew designed this armor set and had Michael help him build it:

Today we got back into our normal school routine, which felt really good. There were snow flurries today and it's very cold (in the 30's). I'm off to perform a haircut, and then maybe read in bed!


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Rachel L said...

Lovely family photo - so nice to see you all. Did Rachel enjoy having her hair cut at the salon? I always enjoy getting back into the routine of schoolwork too after a little holiday and snow flurries sound nice and cosy. :o)
Rachel L

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