Broken finger, birthdays, art and travel

Here’s a summary of the past week: Emma broke her little finger Grandma Yayoe came over for a fun art afternoon Duncan and Berry finished up summer camp We celebrated birthdays I got Duncan and Berry packed and ready for their trip to New York You can’t say we haven’t been busy. Afternoon art with…

The R’s of summer

Two weeks of summer are under our belt (well, they were when I started this post on Tuesday). How are we stacking up against my original plans? Eh, generally OK. But I’m not sure how we could possibly fit more into our days. Learning to ride bikes We’re working hard on on this one, with…

The days are just packed

Relaxing with the kids is exhausting! Camp Mummy feels like it’s been packed with activities the past two days, starting with grocery shopping on Monday morning. Surprisingly, we all piled into the minivan without incident or much nagging. I think Emma is often a calming influence on the younger two. The kids were even helpful…

Row, row, row your raft

My arms are really tired. So are my legs, for that matter. Duncan and I were the only kids who hadn’t been in the raft this year (or ever), so Adam decided today was the day to send us down the stream. We drove to some spot in Alton Baker Park, hiked down a road…

Summer reading list

One of my presumably brilliant ideas for the summer is to get the kids reading some of the OBOB books for the next school year. I have no idea how many we’ll get through in one summer, but it’s worth a go. Berry, who’ll be in 2nd grade, sadly won’t be able to do OBOB….