I never know whether to feel relieved that the weekend is here or not, with our crazy schedule and lifestyle. There's not all that much going on, though. I might get together with my friend and her family tonight while our husbands are off "working"/camping. And Saturday morning Madelin will be singing with a few other kids for a large women's group - she's both excited and nervous. Other than that I plan on sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine as much as possible.
This would blow Mademoiselle's mind. A clever and fun combination of two of her big obsessions is great, but if she saw this she would want to make one of her own. Is it bad that I don't want to support her experimenting, just this once?
I've been a little obsessed, I have to admit, with the story of Bethany Hamilton, a young surfer who was attacked by a shark. I remember seeing an interview with her shortly after the attack and just being amazed at her strength. I think it's safe to say she's my opposite - brave, courageous, adventurous. I'm really looking forward to the movie coming out soon about her life and triumphs (she's now a professional surfer!).
Reading this was super sweet. I always wonder what memories our kids will have of their childhoods, and what will have slipped away. What's your favorite childhood memory?
One of these days I've got to go through all of our film-developed photographs and organize them, and then choose digital photographs to print. It's an incredibly daunting project! I like the idea of organizing mementos and photos in categories like this. Now, all I need is a few days without anything else to do, right? Yeah, right.
Every Easter we do things a little bit differently. We always give the kids a little something, usually a craft or activity to do together, and we usually give them a few treats. I like the way this is packaged - kind of less is more, in that it looks spectacular, but doesn't hold too much candy inside.
Speaking of candy, I've read a lot over the last few years about sugar, and it's effect on especially young bodies. I really struggle with this! I know it's such a danger, yet I haven't figured out how to raise my kids in such a sugar-saturated culture without consuming it pretty regularly. And, honestly, I'm a big part of the problem, aren't I, since I just made our family cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting for breakfast?
Something I truly believe is that our biggest opportunities for growth and learning are found in our family relationships. I thought this post was moving, and spot on in defining what I think a parent ought to be. It reminded me of one of the best dad's I've ever met - my older brother.
And, by the way, have you heard about what Blogger's been up to? Seems that they're about to release new ways of viewing your blog. You can preview the new view styles here. (You'll find a drop-down menu on the top right of the page. Click on each of the 5 styles to preview.) I like "flipcard", but it's hard for me to know if I'd change over to use one of these!
How about you? Any big weekend plans?