Off and running…

This was a nice transition week back to the regular routine at our place. I got back into the habit of waking up at 5 am (thanks to my handy-dandy alarm clock.)

Right before school started, the kids all got their hair cut. Kaila decided that she was ready for a change and cut off eight inches to donate to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which makes wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. I think Kaila looks fantastic with her new cut!

…and after!


Mike and I were able to go see a movie and had a babysitter come over. Afterward, Kaila informed us that the twins had been a little….energetic. So, I had them write apology letters to the babysitter, which I thought were hilarious. IMG_0233IMG_0234

The twins (when not wreaking havoc), also enjoyed doing a Kiwi Crate about light and shadows. _DSC0447

Try not to be too jealous of my beautiful golden Nate Berkus scissors. 


Lego mania has continued to thrive in our house, and Kaila made a robot that she is very proud of.

And I wrapped up the week by getting to co-op at the kids’ school. I was lucky enough to get to join Kaila’s class during music, which was SO much fun. The teacher wheeled in a piano and the kids got a chance to sing their hearts out, notate rhythms, and enjoy learning about the composer of the Star Wars music (while marching around the room like Darth Vader). So fun.

I also got to do my usual language arts co-oping in the twins classroom, and then did an adorable art project that involved painting the bottoms of their feet white and helping them make a footprint on paper. The amount of hysterical giggling while I painted their feet was too cute. It was also fun to watch the twins during their “choice time”. They really enjoy school, and it’s been so fun to watch them grow this year.

Our break was nice, but it was been lovely to have the kids back and school, and to have a routine and some order in the house again. My introverted heart loves the quiet and the time to focus on tasks without needing to stop and start every 30 seconds or so. Thank God for the public school system… On that note, I think I need to go eat a bonbon or something.


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