Our break started with Easter, which was a beautiful day to celebrate our risen Savior. We had a great time with both of our families. We were even somewhat successful at a picture via self-timer.
Bernheim. It was sunny with some showers, the kids had fun playing in the rain and the creek. Anne was a sleep in the van at first but eventually woke up and loved playing in the creek too.
It's tough as a parent making decisions like this, I mean it may seem minor but it felt very unsafe and risky. Joe and I both had reservations about them sleeping outside because of lack of privacy from living in a neighborhood, but they had a blast. It was a needed bonding experience for the two of them and I'm so glad Joe agreed to let them do it.
As I shared on Instagram yesterday, it was a rough start back to reality. I had a rough day of motherhood, chasing messes and meltdowns and just dragging. I was probably dragging because I only drank about half my coffee before it was abandoned because I had urgent things to tend to.
At lunch, Joseph came carrying my coffee mug, saying he found it in Brady's bed and that Brady and mainly Anne had finished it off! I'm not kidding, those two are into everything! I spent the afternoon shoulder deep in decluttering and cleaning the boys room. After it was almost finished, Brady and Anne came in with a Ziploc bag, opened up his sock drawer and started putting pairs of socks into the bag. After stopping them and asking them what they were doing, the two of them chimed together and said, "We're playin' Mom and Dad!" That is exactly what they do all day long, this is like the only act of 100 that I was able to stop them in because the rest of the time, I'm too busy doing other things to stop them. If I hadn't, there would have been 23 socks spread in 23 difference places in the house.
Today has gone much smoother but it's still very much a life with 6 kids, which I'm absolutely crazy, grateful to live. At nap time, Brady and Anne and I were thrilled to see Anne's treasured Monkey on the cover of a new to us Little Golden Book. I keep a box of Little Golden books, that I collect from yard sales. Everyday at nap time they take turns choosing a book. This book was recently added from a box of books a friend passed to us.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
"Enjoy it today, or enjoy it never." ~ Jen Hatmaker
Now off for my first shower since Sunday morning and then soccer practice. I don't know what's for supper because I've been blogging instead of cooking. No time to proof read or spell check, grace is welcome.