|Part of her learning this fall will be swim lessons. She was very apprehensive at first, but now she ADORES her swimming lessons. She is disappointed there are only "5 Wednesdays left."|
|We make learning fun by using manipulatives and favorite characters to help. haha (Spongebob, Patrick & the pineapple)|
I have been a hair distracted, though, with trying to plan and doing things without an internet connection on a computer. I finally sucked it up and switched our phone plan so that we can use a wireless hotspot. Hopefully this means I can get my research and work done in smaller amounts of time during the day so I can focus more on having fun with the kids.
|Best backyard we've ever had. I miss a garden, but it works.|
|This day Daddy gave kayak rides and we saw 4 watersnakes, curious about Corbin|
|Hot Cocoa on the porch because it's cold enough to do that!|
Sometimes I can feel myself getting nervous about the time away and I just start planning for our trip and then I feel infinitely better. The kids are going to have an absolute blast, but I know I will too.
Sooner than that, though, we are scheduled to go to a blogging summit in Pennsylvania (I hope they can teach me a thing or two and maybe hook me up with a great web designer!) and Cape Cod for October. I kinda bottle-necked us and we may not be able to make all this work. Have you ever over-planned? The hard part of it is that the kids adore traveling and really want to go everywhere we've mentioned. I feel torn because on the one hand, I could keep my mouth shut about upcoming trips to avoid disappointment, but on the other hand I have a theory (proven to work with our kids) that if I share with them what to expect and when, they feel better about this crazy lifestyle we are living right now. Actually, I feel better about it, too, when we plan interesting trips.
If you were considering an early holiday celebration, how would you go about it? Where have you always wanted to visit? Where have you always dreamed of taking your kids? Any tips on Disney World with kids from veterans out there?