It was a nice long weekend with hubby being home on Friday and Labor Day. Nothing was planned, but if you know us, spontaneous works.
I am not very fond of the State Fair, but my oldest really wanted to check it out, and we don’t get that many requests from this girl, so off we went on Friday. We also had movie night, good pizza and cousins’ sleep over at our house after.
It was also nice just hanging out at the lake, and everyone agreed that we don’t do it often enough.
The weekend ended with a visit to the historic Oliver Kelley Farm. Everyone worked hard, and got a glimpse of farming and homestead life in the late 1800s! My ten year old said that it was actually fun. I could see her thrive in a farm or living in a barrio in the Philippines. With the many things that I want my children exposed to that are not in our present life setting, visiting the farm gave them a taste of it. We would like our children to visit the Philippines someday and experience how life is so different there, and to live the culture firsthand. For now we learn to be diligent here, where we are.
We are back to school today, with last week’s unfinished tasks and some of this week’s. I thought we are doing enough reading as it is, not so Aliyah. She is also reading Little Princess and plans on reading Little Women next. What are you reading to your children or what are they reading now?
I dug books from the garage yesterday, and they have been providing hours of reading to the children since last night. I had those boxed and put away long before the move last year. A lot of those are Aliyah’s old books, and why am I surprised that she is devouring them now like she’d never read them before? Today she made a comment that we have so many great books. A mom just had to smile.