Wow did February vacation go by quickly! I can't believe we are going back to school tomorrow. I think we are all ready to go back. That being said it is always so nice to linger each morning when we are on vacation and enjoy unscheduled time together. Having a week of leisure makes it challenging to return to the mindset so that we can get back into our routine. We really did have a restful vacation. N had a friend over a couple of days and that was enjoyable for him. n doesn't seem to have as much luck in the play date department but she and I spent some quality time together. I always enjoy being with her. I guess I am lucky in that I truly do enjoy spending vacations with my children. I know that this time is fleeting and that it is important to not only enjoy this time but savor every second.
So we spent one afternoon at our local bowling ally with the cousins. It was fun. I'm always amazed by the muscles that I use when I bowl. They always hurt the next day. Even with all that effort it turns out that I haven't an ounce of talent in the bowling arena. We spent another day playing board games. We played Life, Connect Four, Checkers, and Clue. It was so much fun! n was the big time winner in the game of Life. N enjoyed more bowling at a friends birthday party yesterday. Today we all had an 'at home' day I prepared a turkey dinner and worked on portfolios for school with n's help while N tried to finish the book Dear Mr. Henshaw. He does not like this book yet it is assigned so he has to finish reading it tonight. Sigh...he is a procrastinator like his mother.
Now I must go and supervise reading and bed time.