We love puddles around here, the bigger the better. We even do rain dances on really boring days in the hopes of attracting some puddles.
Laundry is going, bins have been pulled out of the garage, and we are T minus 24 hours until it’s time to camp! This will be the first multiple night camping trip we’ve taken with Kai, and since its in conjunction with a board game convention, everyone is especially excited.
We spent a week at my grandmother’s house. This was wonderful as Kai got to spend time with her great grandmother, and my and her aunts, uncles, and cousins, many of whom she had never met before.
It also posed a few challenges. Two other small people live at GG’s house, which meant that there was a lot of sharing to be done. Food, space, arms, laps, and most contentiously, toys. And those toys made noise.
All of the noise.
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you probably know we took an impromptu road trip to my grandmother’s house. She contracted pneumonia and the prognosis originally did not look good. Thankfully, she is home and almost completely recovered now.
Impromptu travel has lots of challenges, especially when you find out you are leaving and leave within thirty minutes, all with a toddler in tow! Thankfully, since all of our clothes are folded and put away these days (thank you, Konmari!) it was simple to find what I needed and throw it in a bag.
Every other part of the trip was less simple. Continue reading
As this new year dawns, I’ve been thinking about the things that our family really values. One of the reasons I started blogging was to document and reflect on our family culture and rhythm. It’s still early yet, but the most obvious family value, and one I want to nurture, is spending time in nature.