And for that matter, I missed half of September as well! Things have been so crazy here lately, I won't even go into all the things that have happened to keep me away from this space. Mostly, our family life and the goings on here have been quite overwhelming for me to even process, let alone write about. I do have several things to share from the last few weeks, but it will take a few days.
The most exciting and stressful thing has been our kitchen rennovation. Things look so different in that room, it's amazing. At thid point, the wall color has been updated, the new floor is in and the new cabinets are installed. I have pre-counter tops and Oliver is working on the bookshelf so that he can fully install the counters. Yes, yes, pictures will be up soon!
We started our new "school" year last week and things are chugging along just fine. I would love to say that learning happens all the time here, and it does, but we really take the summers off from anything even remotely formal because the kids have "school" friends that are off then and all my best laid plans fall apart.
Our "Steady Routine" is falling into place and is making life here much calmer and happier. I envy those family who can fully live an unschooling life, but we really need a bit more structure to make things work here. As much as I love to sleep in, I have found that I am a better mama if I have an hour to myself in the morning without anyone pulling on me or asking me questions. So I get up at 7 and let the kids sleep until about 8 and then we're off with a bang! I'm posting a scan of our routine here so you can see how it works. I highly encourage you to head over to Steady Days and check it out for yourself.
So, there it is, you now know what we are (or should be) doing at any given point during the day. The great part about this routine is that we can change or abandon it whenever the mood strikes us. We're not stuck with it, but we do use it to fall back on when things are getting crazy and it makes our family groove.
Well, now I have to go sort through pictures to (hopefully) get some more posts up here. I'll try not to abandon you again for so long, but I can't make any promises.