Earlier this month, our family went to one of the "student days" offered at the local Renaissance Festival. It was a beautiful day, and much more enjoyable than the time we went on a weekend open to the public.
Since the tickets were bought several weeks ago, this did not violate my "zero spending" policy for March. I packed a generous sack lunch for everyone, and we resisted the temptation to give in and buy any of the goodies there - even when the chocolate-dipped fruit went half price at the end of the day!
The kids wanted to do the bungee cord / trampoline thing, and had brought their own money to pay for it.
Isaac doing a back flip
Isaac, who is Anna's "buddy", surprised her with a wooden sword he had bought out of his own money. She loves sword fighting with him, but she didn't have her own sword. These two crack me up - Isaac is absolutely wonderful about taking care of her, and she simply adores him. Her favorite thing is when he lies down in bed next to her for a couple of minutes when she takes a nap or goes to bed at night.
In spite of sun hats, we all got a little sunburned that day. As one would expect in early March, no?
Of course, that also means that swimming season is starting. The pool is only about 70 degrees right now, so still a good 20 degrees too low for me to dip my toes into, but the kids are ready to go swimming every day (something I am NOT yet ready for). On Saturday, after all the chores and laundry were done, they were more than eager to jump in!
Little man, busy with his tools.
Life is definitely never dull around here!