Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Choosing to Be Fully Present

Today I didn't work on anything even remotely school related and it was really nice.  Today is day 2 of our spring break...  my boys and I met up with a friend and her kidlets for lunch at the local Mexican restaurant... nom nom nom!  After lunch we hit up the pottery painting place.  I have never taken my children before out of fear... fear of not knowing how they would do... with visions of broken pottery everywhere... and they did GREAT!  My M1 chose a jet to paint and M2 chose a skull (he's got a dark side...).  We have to wait 7-10 days which is the hard part when you're 5 and 6 years old... but I know they'll be tickled when their painted pieces are ready!
After we were all painted out... we went to get cupcakes downtown.  Altogether... it was the perfect day.  I have a Stouffer's lasagna in the oven (don't judge) and am washing some laundry... tomorrow we are driving to Savannah to have lunch with the hubs and check out the dollar bins at Target!  Hope y'all had a great Tuesday...see you soon! 


  1. Love this! I was more present than usual (LOL) as we went out and bought a bunch of stuff to paint (frames, wooden boxes to hold whatever, big poster paper, etc.) and some paint and spent over 2 hours together on the front porch painting!! It was fun - but after that it was backyard time for them while I worked on a new project. I'm glad you had a great day with them and that you get to head out of town (even if only an hour away) for the day tomorrow!! Hope you guys have a wonderful time!

  2. It sounds like your spring break is off to a great start!

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  3. Lucky you! Enjoy every second of it!

    And maybe when you return you can join my classroom photos linky party? Show off your mid-year classroom!

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  4. Love that picture of you with your boys. Enjoy every minute of your break!!


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