Last week has been kind of crazy! We took that fun trip the other day to Kenosha, which was quite the full day really! I tired out a whole bunch of parents! The kids?? Not really.. Though, I would imagine the little ones slept all the way home. We had 5 families and 17 kids. It was a blast!!
Then Thursday, I started the laundry. And weeded the gardens. We got 3 new trees planted that day. They are huge and we bought them for a reasonable amount, but because they were so huge, we had to pay to have them planted. Ouch, but worth it!
I probably should have spent more time cleaning the house. It kind of needs it. Badly.. I need a housekeeper! Maybe I will work on that today.. Cleaning I mean, not necessarily getting a housekeeper.
Yesterday was quite the day!
I went strawberry picking with a friend. Just me and a friend. No van full of kids. No kids at all actually. It was kind of odd. And then I had to pick the box full myself! So weird.. The berries are amazing- big red and juicy! We now need a few good sunny days to ripen the loads of them on the plants yet. I put 4 quarts in the freezer, I think the kids ate 4 quarts while I was gone yesterday afternoon, and I have a bunch in the dehydrator and in the fridge. Today, I hope to make some treats. Like a strawberry/rhubarb crumble! YUM!!
Or maybe I will just clean the house. Let’s see… Baking treats?? Cleaning the house…. Baaaking Treats?? cleaning the house… BAKING TREATS??? clean the house.
I will let you know later which wins!! (I did clean the house and later, I also baked treats!! One of which I was going to take to church, but I forgot. Its now in the freezer for Saturday.)
I also got to go to a huge rummage where I found all sorts of fun treasures! But even better, after when I realized where I was, I went over the mill where I like to get my chicks. Yep- I bought 10 new babies! They, of course, are adorable! Right now, they are stationed in my sun room. I will get them a more permanent residence in the next few days.
Then lunch with my sister in law. YUM!! We had a great time catching up! Unfortunately, I spent most of the time talking about my own stuff. I kept her kids overnight, so today we should get a little more time to talk.
I love watching the kids play together! Yea they fight sometimes, but they work it out. No, I do not tell them what to play, other than- turn off the video games and get outside. The sun is shining its a beautiful day, get outside!
(I am sure there is a name for this sort of parenting philosophy but I don’t know or care what it is!)
Hope your day is amazing!! Maybe it will rain and make me clean the house and bake treats…..