This week we're knee deep in VBS and swimming lessons. So far, everyone is loving every moment. Yesterday when I dropped Judah off, he was a bit nervous, but when I came to get him, he exclaimed that his day was GREAT! I love that. Huge high five to the teachers who are using their time to create such fun memories for him.
So, right now I'm quickly writing a thankful list, while Eliza naps and the big kids attempt a quiet time. They're transitioning to no longer needing naps (or else they can't go to sleep at bedtime). It's an adjustment, but we're rolling with it. Kids do grow up, or so I'm noticing. They grow, I grow and we adjust together.
There's so much to be thankful for right now.
Snuggles with this kid and his Superman.
The song is like the egg alarm. When it goes off, we all run outside with this handy-dandy little blue carton. They fight to see who will open the coop door and as they push for the prize of the handle, I remind them to grab the egg gently. Gentle kids, gentle. Thankful for no cracked eggs.....yet.
When things get crazy, I have them sit down and write or draw what they're thankful for. Sometimes, one of them practically refuses, but as they just sit there with nothing else to do, they give in and then they draw wonderful pictures full of gratitude. Thankful for this.
Sunday afternoon, we got away for just a few hours and went to a new spot for us: Boulder River Falls. Wowie this was insanely gorgeous and it wasn't a very challenging hike either. I don't think I've ever seen waterfalls like this in person!
From the main road, the drive in to the parking area is about 3 miles on a gravel road. It seemed to go on forever and we almost turned around a number of times. Finally, we reached the parking area and we were relieved to see a number of other "normal" looking cars there. The hike in to the falls was just over a mile and pictures will never do these falls justice. This was an absolutely stunning adventure out with my man.