The big news last week? We started school!
:: I followed my mom around Costco and this is what I learned (via) I still miss Costco (we have Sam’s now instead) ::
:: I’m enjoying this cooking with kids series and it’s motivating me to teach my kids more in the kitchen ::
:: a gorgeous (and honest) living with kids house tour ::
All four at the doctor for Adelaide’s five year well child. Not to be confused with a kindergarten checkup because she isn’t going. She had a few shots, as did Luisa. We are always behind until kindergarten as we don’t do them on schedule.
I went on my first ever retreat from Friday night at 7 until Sunday morning at 11:15. So less than 48 hours. But so nice to get some time away. It was at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House.
Sunday I got home and took a nap (I didn’t sleep much at the retreat house) and we went to the pool for a few hours. Then the girls put on a show out front. And then we went for a family walk and to the park. It was so great to be home.
I thought I had already typed this post and scheduled it to go today but it never posted. So I’m writing it again. Because the trip didn’t really count if I didn’t blog about it, right?
Last Friday we went to Wichita for the Midwest Catholic Family Conference and it was great fun. Two other families from our parish went as well and we all stayed at the same hotel and got to have (some) meals together and swim together. Our kids really look forward to this weekend after we went last year and they loved it.
I only took a few pictures!
Luisa fell asleep right after we stopped at Freddy’s in Salina. We didn’t stop at Freddy’s in Topeka like I was originally thinking. And anyone who knows me can laugh along with me because I am exceptionally directionally challenged.
I was able to attend talks from Simcha Fisher, Dr. Timothy Gray, and Dr. Pia de Solenni. The kids that are older than three get to go to classes in the morning and afternoon. Luisa stayed with us all day. The whole trip is a lot of fun and good for all of us.
In the summer of 2014 we had it together enough to remember to book a cabin at Mahoney for the summer of 2015. So we booked it and mostly forgot about it until summer started this year. And I’m glad we remembered to book it because it was so fun. There is so much to do at Mahoney and it’s the only way I like to “camp” – in a cabin.
(some of these are repeats from instagram, some are not. I know it’s a lot of pictures, it’s one of those posts that the kids will like to look at someday…..)