I suppose it's better late than never! We packed our Spring Break week, keeping it pretty even between family time and some projects that needed to be done. I didn't really take any pictures of the projects. I should have, but since was knee-deep in a few of them, I just plain forgot about my camera. H1 and I cleaned out the garage, which took two days. It was a lot of organizing, throwing out, and giving away. It's mostly done now and we can finally walk inside! H1 also took a day to pour a cement pad, and then a couple days later I assisted him in putting up a shed on that pad. We did some miscellaneous landscaping and also re-arranged the attic. While he and I are enjoying the benefits of our work, I can't say the kids were loving it, other than all the time playing outside while we were working!
Like I said, we tried to split our time evenly, so here are some of our more relaxing moments.
|H4 loves it when Daddy brings out the guitar, just like her big sister.|
|Tea parties....in my kitchen|
|H1 and H3 building a bat house for the backyard. Did you know that bats can eat between 600 and 1,000 bugs in an hour?|
|H4's first time in a swing...she's not sure what to think|
|I'm not sure if the park is for kids or their dads!|
|Taking a short nature walk|
|On a drive through the countryside (a.k.a. driving near home)|
|We went to Bush Gardens several times, and once caught up with a friend and her daughter. H3 and Maddie had a great time playing together.|
It was one of those vacations where you don't go anywhere, and you don't do much of anything, and yet you find yourself immensely satisfied with your week. I confess in the beginning I was bummed about not having any "exciting" plans, but it turned out to be a wonderful week. The girls really loved having time with their daddy and taking our short day trips.
Last Monday we hit the ground running again and it's been a really good time with school for H3 and I. We may have some changes coming up in that area, and H1 and I are just praying for clear direction right now in regards to what is best for H3.