8.22.2012

I'm back!

Oh, goodness!
I have SO MUCH to share from Educaiton Week.  It was fabulous.

However, those thoughts will need to come at a later date because upon coming home I have been hit with fall time planning amidst just simply acclimating myself again to being a mommy again!  :-)

Last night I was saying, "Oh, the dreaded beginning of the year," and my husband responded, "You know you love it!" And he's right. 

I LOVE PLANNING! 

I've been trying to get some things figured out throughout the summer, but there's nothing like the crunch time as fall quickly approaches. I'm ready for the regular schedule of fall, the anticipation of learning cool things with my kids, and the cooler weather.  I know I should have just kept that learning attitude throughout the summer, but I honestly have been just adjusting to a one year old the last couple of months.  I pray the next few months go better than the last  (he's a cutie, but oh so demanding).  :-) 


Please not yet!!

So, here's a glimpse at what I've been working on.  In the past I've created a large poster for the wall, but decided to simplify this year.  I created a general family schedule and then put a vellum overlay with each child color-coded with their activities and how they'll work in with our family schedule. 


Adding soccer to our year again we're going to be trying some new mealtime plans.  For instance, on Mondays, when we hold Family Nigth regularly, we have a soccer conflict for a couple of months.  So, we're going to have Dad come home at 4:00 for dinner on Mondays, hold our family council and lesson after that and then go to the park as a family.  Right where the practice is located there is a basketball court, tennis courts, two playground and a beautiful hiking trail.  So, I'm actually excited to spend our Monday evenings there as a family...though maybe doing some separate activities.   I usually HATE losing Monday nights, so I really hope it works.



We decided several years ago that there are certain times our family needs to protect, and one of those times was dinner time.  We just really seem to fall apart as a family when dinners are not regular and together.  So...we'll be having some creative scheduling this fall to make that happen!  :-)

For instance, on Mondays, when we hold Family Nigth regularly, we have a soccer conflict for a couple of months.  So, we're going to have Dad come home at 4:00 for dinner on Mondays, hold our family council and lesson after that and then go to the park as a family.  Right where the practice is located there is a basketball court, tennis courts, two playgrounds and a beautiful hiking trail.  So, I'm actually excited to spend our Monday evenings there as a family...though maybe doing some separate activities.   I really hate losing Monday nights, so I hope it works.

So, yes....busy, busy, busy these next couple of weeks.  But, I truly am enjoying myself.  It's good to be back  (I think).  :-)

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