I was hoping to have already had this day, but, alas, life has continued to happen. And, that's been ok with us! :D
After I got up, meditated and took a mile walk/run alone (very excited to have this time to MYSELF every morning)! We got together for devotion and group meditation, then cleaned up and got ready for breakfast. I've been wanting to have a better rhythm to our day. We've definitely been 'freestyling' most of the Spring and Summer months. They kids need it, heck, I need it too!
After breakfast, we did some chores, brushed teeth and got dressed. We did some 'sit down' activities. Since it's Monday we did our 'Money Monday' lesson and got started with some basic addition, patterns & matching (eldest, middle, youngest, in that order). While Pretty Girl practice her hand writing, Sweetie Pie and The Boy got to choose what art activity they wanted to start on and complete. After writing we read, then Pretty Girl read to me (I love that she can read!).
To break up the day, I decided to take another walk/run with the kids this time, a shorter route (I got a mile and a half in today). We ran an errand then got back for lunch. They had free time outside. I read from the book we're reading right now, The Wind in the Willows, then they had a quite time where they could choose something quiet to do as they listened to stories on tape.
We then went to the library and spent a few hours looking at books. We got the limit of 50 so we can get in our 100 Books a Month for this month (starting a bit later). While they're getting ready for bed, I'm typing this and plan to read to them once again before we end our day.
I have to say that for a first day, today went REALLY well. I tried to fill it with enough things so that there wasn't a whole lot of time for them to fuss and agrue with each other (does anyone else have this problem?!). There was still time for them to be, for us to talk and share our ideas. We'll see how tomorrow goes.
(I've been away for a good bit of time. I'm doing my best to past through your blogs and catch up with what's been going on with you. I'm feeling refreshed and ready for the coming change to Autumn. There's a lot of good energy flowing here! Hope you each have been well while I've been away. Talk with you soon!)