What a week. It has been rainy day after rainy day for 8 days now. Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy as well. We might be going a little stir crazy.
We have had story time and science times, and went to a few play places, but we are missing the sun! It has been rough.
Our garden has benefited greatly from all of the rain though. It has been growing like crazy. The kids have enjoyed watching it grow and we have talked a lot about how plants grow.
This past Saturday we took our kids to our favorite farm stand/market to pick strawberries. We found some plants with each stage of the bloom and fruit process which was a nice lesson. They had fun even though they were pretty tired by the time we got there.
Yesterday we finally painted rocks. I need to get some sealant spray for the before we can hide them.
We have told some jokes and cooked some fresh veggies. I think I already mentioned that we got a good family picture Mother’s Day weekend.
Not on the bucket list officially, but we have been watching a lot of volcano videos lately, following the activity at Kilauea. They have been fascinated with volcanoes since a science time class about two years ago, so this has been incredibly interesting for them, and they are learning a lot!
So that is the spring bucket list update. I am starting to plan our summer bucket list, which may not be as successful as this spring one has been. This week I think we are going to make sun catchers, write cards, make a spring craft, and build a fort…we will see how it goes.
We got a new dishwasher in this weekend! I am rather excited.
This weekend I shared my cole slaw recipe, though I forgot to change the date on the draft, so it posted as being from a few years ago (yes, I have some old, dusty drafts waiting to finish and publish!). Yesterday I share my loaded broccoli salad recipe. It is always a hit. I think we have a picnic to go to on Memorial Day, and I am planning on taking it. Stay tuned for a Cookout Side Dish Round Up and a Burger Recipe Round Up later this week.
With Memorial Day coming up, please remember to talk to your children about what it is about. It is not just a day out of school (or the end of the school year for some). It is a day to stop and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Take some time to pray for the families that have been effected by their sacrifice. Do something for a family if you can.
This pregnancy is flying by! next week we have our 36 week home visit appointment. I have mount laundrious to fold and put away before then (as well as a whole list of things to be done, but getting our birth space done is priority at this point). I see a couple of late nights folding laundry in my future. I am gather the things that I want/need on hand for the birth.
I am loving using my beauty oil for my belly. It has really reduced the appearance of stretch marks. If you know a pregnant lady, I can highly recommend making her some! Leaves your skin so soft as well.
More plans have changed, the chicken that I ordered to do freezer meals for when baby comes now will not be in until after baby comes. A little perturbed there. Maybe it will be better to do it in smaller batches anyway instead of 40 pounds of chicken breast at a time? Still a wrench thrown into the plans, but that is the bright side to it I guess.
I am still open to taking guest posts, I would like to be able to schedule everything the first full week of June, so if you are interested there is still time! I have 6, with a few more on the way, I was really aiming for about 24, so not quite there. Please let me know if you are interested.
On to the linkup (which happens to be #75!)!
The Aprons & Pearls Link-up
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