We took 2 weeks off of school for our winter break this year. Usually I am indifferent of any break or vacation because I still have the same amount of work to do if not more from extra activities. I'm not complaining that's just part of being a homemaker/mother/wife. Well this time I was really looking forward to the break. I told the children maybe this means I'm getting older and am wanting to slow down more. Hopefully not-I dont have time to slow down yet. : )
Here are some highlights of our winter break:
1. We bought a winter, porcelean village set and this year I did something different. I put this set down at everyones level instead of up where it can only be seen and not touched. I wanted the younger ones to be able to play with this set up. David and Peter set it up. We told everyone the "rules" of how to play with them-be gentle, no clanking them together, etc). This little village has brought hours of entertainment.
|The winter village|
|Molly can spend half the day playing with them|
Peter watching eclipes
|The lone 2010 pumpkin |
4. Ben, who can be quite industrious, hooked up the laptop to the TV so that we all could all enjoy a nice (screen saver) fire in the fireplace. It's got the sound effects and everything!
|Molly doing her part of the dinning room project|
|Amy staying up late reading a good book|
|Kids took pictures of a hungry squirrel-with chicken bone?|
|Sam & Molly remembering summer days|
|Our back yard sunrise|