Friday, July 8, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ A Week of Racing

This wasn't a typical week for us. We left on Saturday for the 4-hour trip to my parents' in Missouri. A lot was going on. My parents' have sold their large house in the country of the past 14 years and purchased a smaller one in town. So my mom and I spent the majority of our visit doing landscaping, getting curtains hung, shopping for items needed for the new house, and making trips back and forth between the two houses moving things.

On top of that, my grandma was placed in a nursing home on Friday, so we made several trips to see her, and went through her house taking care of any heirlooms.

Add to that haircuts by my sister, swimming, and 4th of July activities, and we had a busy five days! It felt like we were in a non-stop race to get everything done.

Brynne participated in some races at the annual 4th of July celebration at my childhood hometown park. She did the egg race and sack race. The other kids opted out of the park festivities this year, so she and I went alone.

We got home on Wednesday night and spent yesterday getting caught up on laundry and vegging with the dogs. We also went over to some friends' in the evening to eat watermelon.

Then today, Eli, Brynne and I went to see Cars 2.

It was good. I enjoyed it. But it didn't pale in comparison to the first one, in my opinion. I then treated the kids to a Cars 2 Tokyo Race Track and a couple of cars they didn't have, and they have been racing them all afternoon. I wanted to reward them for being really well-behaved kids! Spending a couple of hours at a movie theater with other kids, and then seeing how the majority of kids act while out shopping with their parents, I just had to show my kids that I appreciate them!

I would like to say that things will be slowing down now. However, when I look at the calendar and see that school will start in a little over a month, I realize that it will actually be a race to get everything ready to start back up in time.

Whew! With temps over 100 degrees every day, I'd really like to just slow us down. No time for that, though. Summer races on!

How are others spending their days? Check in with Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


  1. Summer IS racing by, isn't it? I was just looking at our schedule for July and August and saw that we only have 2 weeks totally off from activities! (Fortunately 1 of those weeks is before we start up again.) I still haven't purchased all our books/workbooks yet!

  2. I had such plans for getting organized this summer, choosing some new curriculum, de-cluttering, etc. but I feel like the summer is slipping away. Racing by is a good way to describe it! Glad that you were able to spend some time with family and enjoy a movie with the kids.


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