“like you, I’m cutting back on my virtual life so I can have a fuller reality…” said Sarah.

 morn
(I love this photo of the kids early one morning, I think it is so cute how they piled into the hallway)

 I emailed Sarah this week with apologizes for not keeping up via email or flickr or blog, and she replied with those kind, and very wise words.

So what has our reality been full of?
I’d love to share with you!

Day trips with family to St. Louis.
My husbands entire family spend a day at the Magic House!

Weekends at campLucy & Parker, Jon & I spent last weekend in the woods of Seymour, Indiana at Camp Lakeview. This will be the last year all four of us can go together because Lucy will be too old for this program next year.
This is one amazing camp!

Parker has been learning to read & he is doing very well. I had a hard time deciding what to use with him for reading as he shows some of the same struggles Grace did when she was younger. Finally I ditched all my “ideas” and pulled out the old pathway readers (which the girls love). We sat down on the front steps and just plugged away at each little sentence. Turns out he likes the book too & has set a personal goal to finish the book in 10 days! (not inlcuding weekends)
He’s also decided that when he finishes it he should get a new lego star wars toy.. sounds like a good plan to me.

We’ve kept up with our art group every other week throughout the summer as well. The kids seem to enjoy the projects & love time together with friends.
Many of the projects we do come from these two websites:
that artist woman
and
art projects for kids ~ Kathy has been doing a great series (for kids and adults!)on Art Journaling the last few weeks. Check it out!
I also use these book sources:
Art Treasury
and
New Artist’s Handbook

What have been the highlights of your summer? What about fall? Any new adventure coming your way?

Our fall will start with Lucy turning nine September 1st!
Then Grace, my mom and I will head to Chicago for a few days. The Museum of Science and Industry is hosting the Harry Potter Exhibit and we decided it was really too close to pass up.
After Chicago the kids and Nana will start planning for our annual halloween party, then Parker’s birthday and then holiday festivities begin! Maybe we can slow that train down a bit and just enjoy the here and now, eh?

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3 responses to ““like you, I’m cutting back on my virtual life so I can have a fuller reality…” said Sarah.

  1. Love the photo. Big yes to the fuller reality thing. xox, ps

  2. hjdong

    Hmmm, this has been a rough month, looking forward to the end.

    James would be jealous of the halloween party. He has asked for one. I delayed. He currently wants to be a tree spirit, cool and complicated at the same time, which is enough for me at halloween.

    I’ve planned out a years worth of art project, many from those sites. I’m sure it seems hugely anal, but it’s something I’ve let slip, and I made sure to have all the supplies. Interestingly, we’ve done more random projects since we started that (only this month) than we had in a long time.

    I’m focusing more on myself this fall, physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s time.

    • 3kinder

      ps~ Thank you! And YeS… we must.
      Holly ~ I know you’ve had a rough one… ps (above) has often talked about September as a fresh start, the ninth month, the new beginning…I’m holding on to that this year as well.
      Love the tree spirit idea! Many ideas for that!
      And “our” halloween party is really all the kids & Nana, I’m often along for the ride. (which totally works for me)
      Blessings to you friend as you refocus in many areas!

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