Thursday, August 19, 2010

If I ever find the time to sit still and write...

...I shall like to write in one of the quilted composition books I've been working on lately. Just trying to use up scraps and small orphan blocks and the like.



Only one, the purple with green leaves, has been hand quilted so far, but I'll be working on the others soon.


But there's been no time to sit still lately. On Monday, we went to Kings Dominion amusement park. It's official - I'm a scaredy-cat who doesn't like rollercoasters!

On Tuesday, it was Colonial Williamsburg. As an archaeological anthropology major in college, I really enjoyed this trip. Jason also enjoyed it and wrote "HISTORY ROCKS!" on his brochure. Donald, on the other hand, complained nearly every second of the day. But what fun, hands-on stuff there was to do!


Washing hands the old-fashioned way (soap and water instead of hand sanitizer from a pump dispenser)

Making biscuits in a kitchen that put every sauna I've ever been in to shame!

Playing dress up


Sitting on the "throne" in the jail cell

Participating in a play (Jason -in blue in front - was militia; that's why he's marching)

Rolling hoops - I must say, I'm quite good at this!
I'm proud to report that I resisted the temptation to leave the complaining Donald in the stockades until we were ready to leave...


Mashing clay with our feet for bricks - like a facial for your feet - heavenly!

Wednesday, we had karate, and then rollerskating, but it turns out the skating rink was closed. Never fear - the bowling alley was right down the road. The boys were hilarious cheering each other on. Also waiting for the balls to return (yeah, one of those kids isn't mine - Donald had a friend over for a sleepover).


Today, I've been doing laundry and sewing while they've been exploring the woods. They found a turtle, and brought him inside in a shoebox to hang out with them until I documented for them his escape-artist tendencies and convinced them he was better suited outside.


Tonight, more karate, kindergarten orientation, and Back to School night for cub scouts. I can't believe tomorrow is Friday - where has my week of vacation gone? I thought for sure I'd have a chance to sit back and relax!

10 comments:

Shirleymac said...

What a busy week. Williamsburg looks like my kind of place! We have a few Forts around here but none that are hands on like that. Donald must have at least liked the mushy clay :0) I love history and I love archeology, I just didn't have the marks to get into University. In my next life I want you for a mom. You're fun.

bernie said...

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Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I've been off this week too and I just wanted you to know the flashing by like a blink of an eye time thing has happened for me as well.

Jason is right- history does rock. Love all the pictures of your week so far. Keep them coming and enjoy what is left of your vacation.

Becky said...

Williamsburg is one of my very favorite places in the world. I always wanted to live in one of those houses when I was little. Hey, I still would!

Rachel said...

Time flies when you're having fun... And what a lot of fun you had! Colonial Williamsburg is my idea of a good time, too. What a pity little Donald didn't enjoy it as much as you and Jason. I hope the weekend goes a bit slower for you and you have time to relax a bit.

Em said...

Can u fit five minutes in to sit on the porch and swing with me? Let me know and I will sprinkle fairy dust and POOF! be there!!!! What a blessing you are to me and to your sweet growing boys!!!!

Cheryl Willis said...

the week goes by way to fast! I love your journals!- cw

Nancy-Rose said...

OOH! Love the composition covers!

Barb H said...

What a great day at Colonial Williamsburg! With a little luck, Donald will learn to appreciate it too. I love going to "living history" places like that but my favorite is Old Fort William in Thunder Bay, Ontario--makes me feel as tho I've stepped into a time warp. Have a great weekend!PS--love the journals.

dobco said...

I'll take the red journal please! They are beautiful. Williamsburg is so fun...great way to end the summer!