Shell creations being worked into house building.
The kids really wanted to swing so we took a piece of wood from my grandma’s cherry tree and made a swing for the afternoon.
A super cool fort the kids made and all three played in happily (except when the roof fell down).
We did a beta test for an incredible game created by my friend Linsey at Covalent Moments. The kids got so into it. They dressed up and made sets and we spent the morning traveling all over our house. Nathan even turned the couch into a covered wagon to transport us to the different parts of the game.
Laura’s first full pony tail!
More house building.
We spent the week leading up to General Conference making a huge family bingo board. We slowly filled in what we thought they might talk about during the sessions and it was such a great way to prepare. We also each wrote a question down and we hung them up on the fireplace to reference. The kids each picked out their own bag of goldfish to go with the bingo board. We’ve made it a priority to have general conference be a great experience for the whole family, and we were surprised with out much we were able to listen to live.
Emily found a porcelain doll at savers that she couldn’t part from. She named it Gentle and I bought it for $5. As soon as we got home we made a job chart for her to earn the doll. She worked hard!!! She swept and mopped the kitchen floor, cleaned the bathroom, dusted the piano, cleaned her room, and cleaned the windows. Gentle became an immediate part of the family, photo ops and all.
Emily and Nathan started a project of soaking construction paper and then putting it on the back of the box fan to dry. Laura jumped in the fun with water painting on construction paper.
Emily got a new hair clip and loves adding it to a french braid.
Andrew got more rock climbing gear so he can climb outside – and he has!
The kids made a fun place to eat snacks during quiet time – while I was napping.
This is the only way I can make pizza on Friday nights. It is the only time I pull out the rice/bean sensory bin so Laura can play by herself while the kids watch their weekly show.
Playing at our favorite nearby playground.
I just love this picture of Laura.