it's friday already?! i feel like this week flew by. do you guys have any fun plans for the weekend? we do not as of yet, but i am hoping the rain will stop long enough to get outside for a fun day in the sun. i am dying to check out cummins falls. it's been raining so much this summer, which i hear is rare for tennessee. but i'm not complaining. it sure beats the texas heat that we're used to.
i have recently started pinning again after a couple of years of not pinning. kind of loving it.
couldn't love this cookbook more. the carrot-ginger dressing is phenomenal.
hello! this week has been a productive one for me. summer vacation is coming to an end and it's time to get back into school mode around here. i took the big kids clothes shopping the other day. they grew like weeds over the summer. shoes were getting tight and pants were getting a little short. we stocked up and now they are set for a few months. i filled out all of the necessary paperwork for homeschooling this year. i ordered our books the other day and pulled out some others that i collected over the summer. the rest of the week will be for mapping out the first term of our school year, creating a schedule to follow as far as goals for learning and signing the kids up for their outside classes and activities. i am hoping to put together a small field group here in nashville for mine and other homeschooling kids to come together once a week and explore nature, meet new friends and learn together. i plan on putting together a brief outline of our homeschooling schedule, book list and a glance at how we do things like i did last year for you all shortly.
i have been looking into a morning program for birdie to attend a couple of times a week. i think that she will enjoy it. we will continue her montessori at home activities and i look forward to sharing some of them here with you again.
photos above from top to bottom... a big batch of hard boiled eggs. / pancakes for breakfast. / a thoughtful, early birthday gift for sailor from erin at amelia presents. / birdie hiding under my pillows. / some new books. / homemade banana bread made by birdie.
we went to the williamson county fair with the kids last night. it was supposed to rain but we pulled on some rain boots and headed towards franklin anyway. it sprinkled only a little bit, just once, early in the evening. the pictures are pretty self explanatory. we had a lot of fun, cotton candy, caramel apples and corn dogs. my girls and i are the only ones that like the rides so we got unlimited fun passes and rode as many as we could. juj stuck to the games and aubrey and baby sailor walked around watching, snacking and visiting the animals. fun times were had by all. i love a good old fashioned carnival.
footnote: the second to the last photo is of me kicking julian's butt in a water gun race. i was pretty excited.