It's F-R-I-D-A-Y; and yes, it is good. Here are my favorite three moments from the past week:
1. Mother's Day family bike ride. This was the first year since having children that the ENTIRE family rode independently . . . as in no bike trailer or trail-a-bike . . . everyone rode their OWN bike. We packed the van with all five bikes and all five Bergers and drove to a nearby trail. From there we rode about 45 minutes and then stopped along the river to skip rocks, rehydrate and relax. We hopped back on the bikes to ride back to the van and THEN realized Ben left his new biking gloves back by the river. Ugh. Daddy got an extra ride to retrieve the gloves while the kids and I drove to meet him at the other end. All in all a great day!
2. The spring gifts we ordered for the kids arrived this week. My siblings and I each received a small amount of insurance money left over from my Mom's burial fees, and I decided to spend the money on my kiddos as a belated gift from their Grandma. All of the gifts are outdoor toys and the weather this week did not disappoint! A trampoline, jump ropes, parachute, wiffle balls and a stomp rocket were just what the Dr. ordered for Spring Fever.
3. My good friend Sara invited me over to look through her old homeschooling resources and books. This was just the thing I needed to jump start my mojo back into researching, organizing and gathering mode for our upcoming year of homeschooling adventures. I need to put pen to paper and figure out a rough draft of the subjects we want to cover and then start acquiring what we will need to make it all happen. I simply cannot put into words how excited we all are about this new chapter in our lives!