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!