We school year-round, three weeks on followed by one week off, starting at the beginning of July. In an attempt to maintain some flexibility during the summer we aren't quite as structured. I actually set a goal of having six weeks of school done during July and August, though the days and times of day are much more sporadic than the rest of they year. In September we get back in our regular groove. So we did school for about 11 weeks straight. I was fried!
Last week was our first "one week off" for this school year and it was glorious!! I made a list of all the projects I wanted to get done during the week and about 99% of them are done. It was great to be so productive!!
It was also a fun week socially. Last Saturday (a week ago) we had Kema and Jayden over for dinner, which was a much overdue visit. Then they stayed with the little Ws while Tim and I cashed in a gift card they'd given us earlier in the summer. Dessert at Papa Haydn's - banana cream pie for Tim and lemon chiffon cake and strawberry ice cream for me. Yum! We finished off the weekend going to home group on Sunday night.
Tuesday we had Abe, Melissa, and their kiddos over for tacos. We'd been trying to get the fams together for months and months, so it was nice to have it finally work out. We all scarfed and chatted the evening away. The boys ran around like maniacs and the girls chewed on toys together.
Silas spent Thursday morning on a date with Becky. They fed ducks, watched airplanes, and took lots of pictures. That afternoon Beckie (notice the different spelling, it's a different person) brought her boys over. She and I chatted for a few hours and played with Naomi while the four boys played outside.
My brother-in-law flew in from the Philippines later that night and he stayed the night with us. Tim took Friday off to hang with Josh and we had a nice, though short, visit. My sister sent cracker nuts with him to give to me. Now, I have several Asian grocery stores nearby and could purchase my own cracker nuts. But I never do. I love adobo cracker nuts! I love anyone involved in giving me cracker nuts.
We wrapped up our busy week with a trip to the zoo with Rick, Jen, and their kiddos on Saturday morning. The weather was beautiful, a perfect day for the zoo! Rick treated all the guys to a train ride and our boys will be eternally grateful.
I have everything set out for school tomorrow and I'm ready to get back in our normal routine. But I really enjoyed this week off!! It was perfect.