We had our all-too-short Spring Break last week. I had all sorts of plans for what I was going to get done, but very little of it actually materialized. My housekeeping was so backed up and undone that rather than get any deep cleaning and organization done, all my time was spent getting back on track with a normal level of clean.
No yard work. Not much writing or reading. No closets tackled.
But at least the main level did get back to its presentable state, and we enjoyed the company of several sets of friends throughout the week.
This photo is of me with my littlest laundry helper.
The children’s Spring Break essential happened: painting! I earned my fun mom points for at least a week, if not the month (maybe season?).
One project that did get done, however, was a photo shoot with the kids by my baby sister (who just turned 16!). This one is one of our favorites:
We spent an hour at the park and she got some great group and individual shots!
The other excitement of the week was picking up the Amazon (and Exodus Books) boxes that came in small doses almost every day. Amazon does send orders in so many little boxes! Most (maybe all, but we’ll see) of the books for next school year (including some I’ll wrap and call birthday and Christmas presents) are bought.
Most of them are used; many of them are biographies: better than historical fiction. I like to collect the Signature Books “Story of” biographies, and I also bought our first two Simonetta Carr biographies, which I’d eyed before but added to the order list after Brandy’s review.
Posts about next year’s school plans will commence next month.
5 weeks, 1 day left of the 2012-2013 school year!
I’m so ready for a short summer break (we’ll take June off) and a fresh start. I love fresh starts!
Gratuitous baby photo: