Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Andrew's summer school ended the day before we left for the beach. So this week is our first week of summer break that we've been home and it's been lovely. Amazing. Pinch-me-I-Love-my-life-perfect. Not only do I get a break from alarm clocks, packing lunches, miles and miles of walking to and from school...but...it's been raining. Everyday! Yesterday didn't even hit 70 and I wore jeans! Heaven, I tell you, is a string of rainy, overcast days.
All this time at home has meant good, good stuff. We wear our jammies late. We work on our projects and tinker and learn. Yesterday while I was baking, Andrew made a helicopter out of tinker toys and Isaac worked on making parts of his train track elevated. It felt so good that the boys had hours and hours to do what they love...and learn and practice things with their toys. It just feels right, you know?
While Isaac napped (!) Andrew and I made this back to school banner. He is particularly excited about the prospect of taking the school bus to school this year. So he painted a few buses while I assembled little blackboards to which he added a few ABC's and 123's.
I love days when I genuinely enjoy my kids. When their good parts are out and defiance and arguments are kept at bay. When we all do things that we all like and when our home feels like a little urban greenhouse, nurturing my little sweetpeas and helping them grow.
Rain, don't go away! I could use a whole week of this.