What a difference this week was compared to the last! Our life is still full to the brim, but it's good and I've been able to take it all in stride. TJ is largely to thank, as he has still been sleeping well at night and that has really helped my productivity during the day. Here's a peek at our week:
HOMESCHOOLING. Week 13 was pretty low-key. We didn't really do any "exciting" activities, but I appreciated the week off and the boys didn't seem to really notice. Part of the reason may be because of the two Usborne books shown above. We gave D this one for his birthday and M was so interested, I gave him this book early! They both have a combination of activities (like, "Find all the snowmen with scarves and color them blue") and coloring pages with lots of different themes. I highly recommend them!
EXERCISE. This was the first week that I scheduled out my workouts. I mixed walking (2-3 miles each time) with the first stage of this postpartum workout DVD. I wouldn't exactly call Progression 1 a "workout"; it was definitely heavy on stretching, but it felt good to get back into the routine.
ON THE BLOG.
- What Homeschooling Looks Like Here: A recap on our homeschool weeks 7-12
- The Second Annual BWF Pajama Drive: There are just a few weeks left to donate jammies to help needy children in my community! This year, we'd like to collect 30 pairs and are currently about a fourth of the way to our goal. I'd love your help! E-mail me for more information.
BIG WHITE FARMHOUSE SHOP. Exciting things are happening in the shop! I photographed and started the behind the scenes work for our Holiday Collection! We just released a "Gather" dish towel, which would be perfect for Thanksgiving and makes a great hostess gift. I really love the metallic gold lettering - so fun!
ON MY NIGHTSTAND. I just started Let's All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have and it's good so far. One quote I've underlined: "To believe in yourself means to believe that God made you and there is no one like you, that you have a unique call to courage, and that you can do the thing that is staring you in the face."
P.S. Have you taken this personality test? I seem to recall taking something similar in college, but I can't remember the results. I'm ISFJ and the summary was so true for me! What are you?
Have a great weekend, friends!