There’s something about camping that tires you out. Maybe it’s the fact we brought a tent too small for all of us, but after one night of camping I was worn out. Of course the massive rain the next day that soaked the tent when I left the flap open wasn’t helpful.
But for the brief bit before the rain hit it was fun. The boys got to sword fight with Daddy. They’ve decided he needs to teach them sword fighting lessons.
But the real star of the show was the World Cultures Fair the older girls put on. Each group had about 15-20 minutes (I was never quite sure when the timer went off) to present about their country. During that time they had to teach us a little bit about it, help make a small craft, share a snack, and fill out the passport. It was pretty impressive what these girls came up with.
But, with a soaking wet tent, and all of our supplies soaking wet, and predictions of hail that night we headed home to sleep it off. Only I’ve spent the whole week feeling like I still haven’t slept. Or maybe that’s just this morning, I need a pot of tea.
Tara came into town for the boys’ birthday party tomorrow, and so they of course celebrated by climbing all over her and telling her horrible jokes and puns.
As a special treat we made French toast roll ups for dinner one night, they’re delicious, but SO much work. Mmmmmmm, yummy food that I had help cooking, that’s always good.
We studied Psalms 23, and I did not act like a toddler throwing a fit as we did so. I only did that in my head. On the other hand, Princess was in Cloud 9 enjoying the poetry. I am so doomed. The girl is going to want to study lots of Psalms. DOOOMED… DOOOOOOMED
To continue our cooking adventures we made pepper cookies from Iceland, which didn’t quite turn out right… I think it’s more because I substituted half of the ingredients as I made it. I’m not quite sure when I will learn check if you have sugar BEFORE you start making the cookies. BEFORE. I could tattoo it across my forehead, but then I’d never see it when I’m getting ready to cook.
We learned about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the kids had fun building their own version on Minecraft. I got a kick out of their innovation with that.
We went by the library to get books for their Greek god report. The kids are learning how to use the computers at the library and the Dewey decimal system.
The boys got mail from Camp Wilderness Ridge wishing them happy birthday. They were super stoked about that. Then we went home and watched Frozen at home, which had Princess pretty happy.
Though I think getting to have tea for dinner was pretty high up there on her “Everything is awesome” list also.
Oh, by the way, we’re learning that while exercise balls make great ways to help with wiggles, you’ll fall off your chair a lot more this way.
And my kids are super excited for the boys’ birthday party tomorrow which I’ve collected 2 million boxes for. Which has led to lots of silliness in and of itself.
I leave you with my boys pretending to fight over the milk my Mom gave us, she wasn’t going to drink it all, and sent it home with me. The boys just had to both drink it and it devolved into a mock wrestling match in the back seat as they both cried out “My Precious! Give me my precious!” Yes, I am indoctrinating my kids to the awesomeness of Lord of the Rings young.
Well, I’m going to go find large amounts of caffeinne and see if that wakes me up. I apparently sewed something horridly wrong on a shirt for Jeff, so now I have a lot of un-sewing to do.