Woohoo! We made it to the end of the first week back to school (and I only forgot to pick up the kids once)!! It's been a week full of emotions for us all, but it's done. In between laughing and crying, here's what else we did.
Reading -- we scored a copy of the new Harry Potter script from the library this week and dove right in. It's an interesting challenge to read an entire script aloud to the kids, but I think it's a fun new family reading exercise. Cam was feeling a little nervous about 1st grade, so we started reading The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure together. It's awesome.
Making -- we are redoing the hardwood floors on the kids' level this week (excellent timing, I know), which meant everything from their rooms has been packed up and sitting in my living room (and dining room, and kitchen, and bathroom). So we haven't been able to make a whole lot this week, but Cam has been all over our Nod easel now that she's got unrestricted access to it (it's usually on the balcony off of Kane's room). Painting, sketching, drawing. She's doing it all.
Cooking -- this is my last week in the kitchen for a while (those floors are next - [sarcastic] yippee!!) so I tried to cook a lot even though it was hard with the first week back to school schedule. These Easy Weeknight Chicken Tacos were hands down the family fave this week. I put the kids in tortillas and mine over cauliflower rice.
Playing -- as I mentioned, we've mostly been playing "pack it up and put it somewhere we're unlikely to find it" this week. BUT when we're not doing that, Cam keeps insisting we all play family Twister right in the middle of the the S show that is our living room. Makes perfect sense. Sensing my impending blowup, Kane throws her a bone and plays with her.
Wanting -- I really need a new wallet. My current Kate Spade wallet (Lake Blue in Ostrich) has been carrying everything ever for almost forever and it's done. I can't really justify it, but this Christian Louboutin Spiked number would certainly help keep the kids from looking for spare change. Plus it's that perfect shade of nude I'm obsessing over.