Sunday, January 6, 2013

"Yes it's it a day..."

Our extended Christmas break was WONDERFUL!!! We played games, slept in and ate great meals together. We had huge fires in the fire pit and laughed at the absurdness of sitting outside in boots and winter clothes, sweating around a campfire! We did an emergency respite that had all the kids praying for a bigger house so that we could adopt again. GASP! For about 3 nights, I pulled out the sleeper sofa in the living room and we all slept out there watching Christmas movies until very late at night. The kids really loved that and want to make that a regular activity. Maybe for special occasions.

We will start back to school on Monday, Jan. 7th. Most have said that they are not ready to go back to school yet. Jeanna says that she is ready, but the others say, "not yet" Today I asked the boys to straighten the school room and sharpen new pencils for everyone and I noticed that they were showing signs of a bit of excitement after being in there for a bit. My plan is to start kinda slow and break as soon as anyone shows any distress. At this point... I am the one in trouble as I have loved my naps and will find them hard to give up.

Hope you all had a great holiday and smooth transition into the new year.