Today is a great day!
Why you may ask?
Because we are not having school today!
That's right friends, and this was planned. How uh-mazing does that sound?
Soooo...to tell you that short story of it (yeah, right! How often does that happen that I only give you the short story! lol). Last year I planned EVERYTHING for the entire year and as we went along the year and got behind on things it was miserable!
Miserable, Jerry! Miserable!
So this year I feel like I have really matured and actually read the advice given on other blogs because this year I decided to only plan 6 weeks of material.
The rest of my planner is just a wide abyss of white. Nothing on the horizon.
So this week I have today and tomorrow to plan and prepare and dream about how I want the next 6 weeks to go (that takes us to about Thanksgiving...totally do able!)
I love this set up so far because I get a break, the kids get a break and knowing there are breaks coming up helps us to be able to keep our focus and work hard for as long as is necessary.
That being said I thought I would share with you a few things around here that I am loving! I did this a couple of weeks ago and it was surprisingly, LoVeD! If you guys love it then I am all about it!
I am loving our fall décor this year. It's been pretty simple but I love decorating and celebrating all throughout the house. This cute thing is on our door's decorations. Love it!
Okay total mom fail confession here...there are days that I just don't care what the kids drink. Is that horrid?
You want juice?
Sure, live it up.
These Fruit Shoot's walked into my life and we love them. Well, the kids LOVE them and I love that they are convenient. They aren't good for them but conversely they don't have crap in them so I guess it's kind of a tie between the kids and me.
We love them so much I bought 2 cases of them.
The kids love grabbing them when they need a snack outside of the house or during an occasional moment of weakness when I will let them have something not good for them at home. Usually it's all organic carrots this and hide the spinach in that.
This is our pup, Lucy. We got her when Emma was 3 and we were told Lucy was 3 too. Recently though she's been declining in health very rapidly. The vet told us she could be a lot older than we thought she was. You can see she has to sit kind of funny because she has a huge tumor on her back leg that would be too big to remove. The vet does not think it's cancerous which is good and luckily it doesn't seem to hurt or bother Lucy at all.
Anyway, all that being said we're just trying to enjoy Lucy as much as we can. We love her so much and she is the world's best dog. She takes such good care of us.
When I am planning lessons and the kids are around I a lot of time will give them a chance to just play in the schoolroom with me. Calvin loves these widgits. Here he wants me to show you he built a frog. I love how well he can build with these things.
So those are the things that are making me smile today as I get going on lesson planning and shopping for everything we need for all our school projects in the next 6 weeks.