Hello friends! I survived the first week of school and the kids did too.
I’ve been plenty busy without my big kids at home. Between sitting for friends, running errands and chasing Leah around the neighborhood, this past week has flown by.
One of my goals this fall is to get out and hike once a week or so. I have convinced a few friends from my church to do it with me. I think it should be great exercise for getting off some of my leftover baby weight. Strapping my getting-more-and-more-chubby-by-the-minute Sam on my back and walking up a steep mountain trail feels like some sort of Stair Stepper from Heck type of workout. I can’t help but huff and puff and drip buckets of sweat while everyone else looks like they’ve been on a nice afternoon stroll.
When I get to the top I always love it and know it was worth it. Yes, I’m hoping to do this weekly.
My little Sam is growing so fast. Yesterday he reached out and grabbed a hold of my cleaning bucket that he was sitting next to. He had a great look of concentration on his face. Such an accomplishment for the little guy. I felt like applauding.
He also has discovered his thumb/fingers. I have really mixed feelings about raising a thumb sucker. I was one myself and was such a happy kid, but for obvious reasons, it’s not the best habit to form. Hum, what to do?
I’ve also been trying to get my site and template shop up and running. I’ve spent hours on the computer without making much progress. I found a WordPress plugin that is a free shopping cart, jigoshop, that should work for me. It will take some time tweaking it, though, until I’m satisfied and fully up and running.
Could you click on my template shop link and tell me if you can see my 4 products on the page or not? On my end, things appear to be broken but maybe not on your end.
My big sister, who it totally awesome sauce, has created a Discover Africa Notebook packet for homeschool. Apparently it’s hard to find a comprehensive collection of the whole continent and all the countries there, so she went ahead and made her own. I told you she was awesome sauce. If you are a homeschooler or just one super duper momma that wants to teach her kids about Africa, go check it out.