Biggest Sister, Littlest Sister

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Avery spent last week with Gramma at Bible School, so it was just these two home with me. They rarely get along, but without Avery, they have to find a way to play together (Thank you, Daniel Tiger, for all of your awesome songs…)

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It’s not very often Lauren gets to help Hannah with things, so she had fun actually playing the big sister role. Hannah couldn’t get up on a rock, so Lauren lifted her up. She couldn’t push the button on the fountain and drink at the same time, so Lauren helped out with that too.

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We got up early, had donuts from Cub and went to a park we rarely visit. It was empty, since it was 8am, so the kids had fun just running around and playing.

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And this shoveling contraption? Hannah couldn’t quite figure it out. So Lauren told her to sit on the seat with her and helped her shovel sand.

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It makes me happy to see them like this, even though as soon as they got in the car, they started fighting again. At least I know they love each other!

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Scheduling Time During The Summer | Part 1

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I have been lazy this summer (so far, I mean, it’s only mid-June!) But my kids have things to do and places to go (parks and lakes and fishing and camping and and and) so I need to be a little more intentional with my time, making sure that I get all of the grown-up things done, so I can have fun with my kids. 

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I’ve been doing a lot of reading about block scheduling right now – Ali Edwards has a post about this, and it’s how she gets all of her awesome projects done. I know that it’s not a new concept, but it’s new to me. I even have a board on Pinterest just for this. The next step is sitting down and actually figuring out a schedule! I’ll be using Google Calendar (color-coding!) and my inkWELL Press planner.

Stay tuned for my next post – how I put together my schedule – including fun and family time!

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