~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~
I hadn't intended to pretty much stop blogging this past week, but I've been a little busy. I made the decision to start spending an hour on the treadmill each day, which has all but eliminated my computer time. I've successfully walked an hour a day for the past 9 days - for a total of 32.7 miles.
Other than the walking, we have been staying busy with a number of outings, schoolwork, preparing our garden for planting, and planting some seeds.
If time allows I will be back soon with more pictures from a couple recent field trips, the girls' latest State-by-State Baking project, and an overview of the last History Unit we completed. Oh, and hopefully another Garden Party! Today we are headed to a Garden Show at the fairgrounds to purchase seedlings, then to confession, and perhaps out to dinner at a Mexican Restaurant for Cinco de Mayo. Hope you all have a great weekend!
When it isn't cloudy and raining, it is so pretty here in the Spring! Now if we can just get our actual garden (and not just the view from the gate) to look pretty and be productive this year!
The kids have been all very happy to see the peas they planted growing!
Boy, is this little girl's temperament different from the rest of our children. She can be extremely sweet, but also extremely stubborn! She is very particular and insistent when it comes to what she will wear.
While getting ready to do some gardening this last Wednesday she put on her sister's old snow hat, her brother's boots (on the wrong) feet, and her latest favorite thing is the pacifier she happened to find. I've never really used pacifiers with my children. I tried with Rose, back when she needed to have all of those echos, and she hated it then.
Last year was our first year attempting a Garden and it was pretty much a flop due to us building our fence and getting started late in the season, combined with a very short growing season. We hope to do a little better this year!
Thankfully, the teacher I have come once a week loves to Garden and we spent this Wednesday having a "Science" class as we began to prepare our garden and plant some seeds. At the very least it will be a great learning experience for the children!
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