A few weeks ago, had traveled to Pennsylvania and helped to co-host a lovely bridal shower for my soon-to-be-sis-in-law. It was the first time I was ever away from Dear Hubby and the boys for an entire weekend! My laptop actually crashed while I was out of town so Dear Hubby had to break this news to me upon my return.
As far as the bridal shower and the time spent getting to know my soon-to-be-sister-in-law's family was a great time. We are all looking forward to the upcoming wedding.
|Here is one of the bouquets from the shower. Some of the flowers were from my parents' back yard. They turned out very pretty.|
My sister came up with the neat idea to do them.
|Part of Little Bro's Cotton Eye Joe art lesson: "He is to look like a real performing monkey who wears a fez on his head."|
|One of the bows Little Bro drew for us to wear for Cotton Eye Joe dress up.|
Little Bro set up everything for us so that we could make snack for ourselves.
For snack, he decided that we should make his favorite noodles. He laid out the noodles along with a card to remind everyone that that was going to be for snack during his camp. Super cute!!!
All in all, it has been a fabulous last few weeks!
I just embrace additional topics that reflect our lives here. My blog reflects what is real, not just what would be in a Montessori catalog.
As time has progressed, in addition to just being an online diary of our day-to-day, it has also become a blog to encourage others primarily in the realm of homeschooling or early childhood / elementary education, including educational materials, printables, arts and crafts ideas, recipes, field trips, travel destinations designed for children, co-op information, and coupons, discounts, and reviews that would help moms save money on items for their children, etc.
Also do not think that she would get upset if I went with the flow when my sons proposed their own ideas for their own summer camp days here and there, nor would she mind if I took my boys to the pool or to the beach for the day instead of having a regular Montessori work period.
I have spent quality time with my family instead of being tied down to my desk to type blog posts about various Montessori extensions to go with the pink tower and broad stairs.
Please understand that this is my blog and while I want you as my readers to enjoy it, I am not going to put on something fake to supposedly show you a picture-perfect setting for either a 3-6 classroom or a 6-9 classroom just to supposedly be RELEVANT to Montessori.
That is absurd!
And if my numbers slip due to not having a daily post, especially in the summer, that will have to be that. I do enjoy blogging but blogging is not what drives my life. Also feel that there is much more to life than just sharing about Montessori.
My goal is for my sons to grow to have a greater love and appreciation for the world and its people.
My blog is a window into our world and my attempt to share what happens in our lives.
Life happens, so when it works in for me to thoughtfully reflect and share, then I choose to share with you...
"Nuff said"...hope that you will find my posts to be relevant to you in some way.