A few Saturdays ago Mike was out of town. It’s been a pretty busy couple of months for us with a lot of solo parenting going on. I am so thankful that we have FaceTime for the days he’s gone and intentional time when he’s in town! Anyway, I was sure to schedule a nice day for us that Saturday. We spent the morning at church so that E could work on his pinewood derby car. For those that don’t know, this is an annual tradition within the CRC and is something that I did as a kid, too. =) Uncle Joel worked patiently with a bunch of kids, including Ethan, that morning. He’s such a blessing!! Meanwhile, Micah and I worked on his pigeon activity book throughout the morning.
That afternoon, we headed to the library to make dinosaur dioramas.
Other updates include…we still like Legos around here:
And we love to read. I’ve finished something like 18 books already this year (keep in mind that a lot of them are young adult books and/or books I’m reading with boys). I discovered a new series that I LOVE and can’t wait to introduce to the boys – The Green Ember. I highly recommend them – fun, action-packed reads.
We finished another good read-aloud book recently called, “The Prairie Thief”. It was a fun story and both boys enjoyed it. A lot of the time I have them color or do puzzles while listening.
E has a love for good stories and has pretty good taste, in my opinion. =) He’s read a bunch of just silly, fun books (i.e. Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and he still tends to like books with a little more plot (i.e. The Hobbit – his current favorite that we are listening to and almost done with already!!).
We also recently learned more about a series called, “Who Was…” about various famous people (there are also books about living people and places), so I’ve been collecting them from thrift books.com whenever I have a coupon. =)
And the boys have lots of fun picking out their free monthly book at the Book Rack after a day at CC.
The boys reached their reading goal for February so we got to celebrate with pizza hut again.
We just started our final 6 weeks of CC this month. I hosted all of the tutors for our final planning session. Mike took the boys out for dinner so we could have less distractions. =)
We still sometimes play school:
And we’re busy finishing this school year strong:
Again, I can’t recall what the boys’ present on during CC without pictures…and I only have pictures of Ethan since I’m his tutor. He gave one presentation about a lego creation of his and one about…we don’t know because it doesn’t have a prop. Haha!
We had dinner with Reggie sometime in the last month and then he and Mike headed out to float. =)
We’ve spent quite a bit of time in the park. One day we invited cousin Matthew to join us for some parkour.
And we got a new game – Life – from Grandma Cleve. I had only played it once as a kid, so we had to spend some serious time getting re-aquainted with it. I accidentally made up some rules the first time around. =)
And lastly, I started doing a little more decorating in the office. =) Thanks for the canvas idea, Dad!