I'm not really sure how the first part of our day went on Friday.
I do know that eventually that morning we made a Do list for the day.
And it was a juicy, long one-- but that's the thing about our list - we're free to change our minds about it however and whenever we like, and there is always plenty or room for quiet Me-time for everyone throughout the day.
Super Mario Brothers for Trev on the wiiiiiii.
Finished up Grandma's present.
The Amazing Mammoth Hunt (geology game)
Mancala for Madd and Mama...
mud and prehistory for Trevelyn.
and wet on wet painting
and paper crafts (prehistoric scenes).
A long, lovely, lively game of Apples to Apples Jr.
Love this game!
So much fun!
You would think that this is just about vocabulary, but it isn't.
It's about being outrageously creative,
and thinking and humorously scheming,
and relating some obscure thing to whatever topic is at hand.
Really, really engaging and cool.
"Thank you! And come again!" says the Mama as she's putting the game away after an hour+ of play.
"Oh, don't worry!" pipes in Little Son, "I'm here all week!"
We've had sunshine and warm, today, and have all been watching the thermometer in the pool.
It's soooo cold!
(The thought of Swimming being over for the year makes us want to cry.)
Finally, we decided that it wasn't going to get any warmer (and we aren't certain that Another Day is going to provide us with a better opportunity) and so we decided to start the fire to have a warm-up spot.
(Which always means Math - Our Style)
Bikeride to the store.
And lastly our day included a family bike ride.
Today's words of wisdom:
"Life is too short to let a little bad news stop you from Living."
-Trevelyn (via Oracle Twin 2, from Jake Long)
All is well here.