This past week, my super awesome Mom has been visiting. We haven't seen her since Christmas so the kids have been LOVING having her here. It's always nice to have someone "new" around to dote on the kids. We went to Raleigh to visit the Lego store at the mall. On the first Tuesday of the month, they have a free building clinic starting at 5:00. We never get to go because Scouts is on Tuesday. Since we're on break from Scouts, we finally got our chance to check it out. It was crazy busy with a very long line, but the boys were so happy! They made cute little crabs out of Legos. Then, Nana bought them the Minecraft Lego set. Whew, it was excitement overload.
We also got to check out Chuck E. Cheese (we'd not been to the one here, yet), Despicable Me 2, fireworks, a Japanese steakhouse, the Farmer's Market, a weird store, a super awesome store, frozen yogurt, and a train ride in the country. It was so much fun. If you are fortunate enough to live near your family, how blessed you must feel. I'm sad to see her leave, Christmas is a long way off.
In other, non-depressing news, my favorite season is approaching. Ok, technically autumn is my favorite season, but there's another time of year that also grips my soul and sends my heart aflutter. School supply shopping. I've already started. ;) But shhhhh, don't tell Adam.
I've also been making plans for the upcoming school year, though with everything going on, I haven't made much progress. Science is especially difficult for me because I don't always "get" it. That's not typically a huge problem when we're talking about first grade science, but Adisson is in fifth grade now. I've done a little browsing over his science lessons this year and I already know Dad is going to be helping out a little with some of our science lessons. I'll stick with food chains and magnet lessons, Dad can take over physics and chemistry.
I keep saying it, but I definitely need to get on it. I made several busy bags for Jaxon to use while we're schooling along with the big boys, but he's gotten too old for them and we need some new ones. I've spent a ton of time browsing pinterest and I have my list of activities I want to make, I just need to, you know, actually make them. I really enjoy working on activities and lessons for Jaxon's early childhood education. My homeschooling friend will be in need of some busy bags for a younger kiddo so hopefully I can pass on some of our stuff to her. I promise, as soon as I start working on them, I'll post pics and links. Some stuff is really easy and cheap, but is such a hit and keeps my littlest guy busy so I can be with the other boys.
This week I have to start making phone calls to contractors. We need quotes for replacement flooring and cabinets. The kitchen is quite a mess already, but it's going to get so much worse before it gets better. I've never been so grateful for insurance. Here's hoping it works out well in the next few weeks. In the meantime, stay tuned to the Great Floor Disaster of 2013. :)