Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Back home!

All these leaves (+ some) were still waiting for us on our return home last night (though a little less soft and fluffy after a week !)  We had  a really great Fall Break in California spending time with Kathie and Winslow, and Nathan + new fiancĂ© Rachel too! Isaac pretty much didn't want to eat all week because it meant taking a break from playing with all of the great toys. Ellie read and read and read. Owen got to play games, Porter got to listen to stories, Landon read and played... And we had some destinations and adventures mixed in too - it was just a really nice time!

As we were packing up to leave home, I took a few groceries that we hadn't been able to use before we left over to our neighbor, and she texted me on our way home yesterday "I have some new eggs and milk here for you - do you need anything else?" (I sure love our neighbors!)

Owen was worried about waking up for school this morning - He said last night, "I'm still going to think we're at Grammie and Grandpa's and I'll probably sleep till 8:00!"  I don't think the kids ever slept past 6:30 while we were there, but somehow it still did feel a little hard to get up and jump back into the get-ready-for-school routine. (For the kids and for me!)

We managed to get our suitcases all unpacked last night though (this is getting easier with great help from the kids!) and today is laundry/cleaning all the things we left un-done when we left day.  And in a little bit I get to go help with STEAM rotations in Porter's class which I love!