What a LONG week! We have been grumpy, sensitive, tired and now sick (which makes the before mentioned things make sense!). Two boys are out with low fevers, sniffles and coughs while the rest of us are just tired. Thank goodness for the weekend and NEWSIES!
We started out this week so great- Dada finished our dining room shelves and they are incredible. Everything that I pictured and more. He did such a great job- everyone in the house loves them. I find myself just staring at them- I love them so. Thanks Honey!
By Thursday we were all pretty low and needed a pick me up. Bennett has been asking for cinnamon rolls for weeks (I really don’t know where the request came from, I have never made them at home) so Thursday was the day. The boys were very patient while we waited for the dough to rise and the oven to preheat and the buns to bake. Boy were they good- thanks Bennett.
A low key week to ease back into our routine. We had a baby appointment, dental appointments, time outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and now grandparents and our uncle in town!
And this guy- seriously, what a ham.
Serious studies, of course…
The first weekend of April we headed up north to Victoria for a few days. We have wanted to visit the Royal BC Museum with the kids after hearing so many good things about it. Chris loved spending the weekend joking, “What do homeschoolers do on vacation? Go to the museum of course.”
We may be nerds, but we had a great time. The museum was great, we had afternoon tea, strolled the streets of Victoria, played at Beacon Hill Park, shopped at the local bookstore and attempted to see the first lighthouse in Canada (we saw it from a distance, but the park was closing and we didn’t get to go inside).
The boys did great with all the walking and eating out. Rory was not as restless as I thought it would be in certain outings, but we may have made the world record for fastest afternoon tea- we lasted about 45 minutes, but the scones were delicious. Henry also informed me while in the middle of tea that it was more enjoyable than he thought it would be. I mean, they give you a three tiered tray of goodies- there is nothing wrong with that! There is so much to explore in Victoria that we will have to go back- we didn’t get to all the places we wanted (I blame the pregnant lady and the toddler…) but will be back to visit for sure. It was a great way to start our spring break!
On the ferry and exploring the park:
The handsome fellas that accompanied us to tea:
Victoria Harbor, the Parliament building and a brief beach stop after a failed attempt at an army/lighthouse adventure:
Yard work & school work can sum up this week in our household. We did a lot of landscape work over the weekend, started some garden goodness (plus got to use it as a learning opportunity, I love it when that happens) and had some very cooperative boys in the schooling department (which does not always happen, so I relish it when it does). It was a good week.
A fall outside was quickly forgotten about while having a sink bath, with pizza, because, why not?
Waiting, which is what this guy and I do a lot, while the brothers had piano lessons:
And I don’t think I will ever get over walking into a room and finding him like this (a bad photo, but I had to do it before he realized what I was doing). He can read! And enjoys it! And wants to do it all the time! So, so cool!