It's so nice to have the boys home for spring break. David will be taking the latter half of the week off too, but we don't have any specific plans. It's a staycation!
We had an active but relaxing day yesterday. Realizing that a zen-like search for balance works best for the boys and me has done wonders for our days at home together. I don't worry so much anymore, and they know that they can't just do one thing all day long. Monday was a good example.
They got to play video games before breakfast while I drank my tea in peace.
We had breakfast together in the kitchen as usual.
They did their piano practicing.
They did some hank you note writing. (Yes, they're still working on their birthday thank you notes. Charlie thinks it's torture. Tommy turns each one into a slowly elaborate affair with individual drawings. They'll finish eventually.)
We did a few household chores.
Then we went out. We went to Target first because I needed one thing. I ended up saying "yes" to one fun purchase, but I didn't go overboard.
We ate a quick lunch before heading to the zoo because food at the zoo is very expensive.
Zoo time! I bought them new sunglasses, because I'm a push-over. Then they wanted me to take lots of pictures of them in their new sunglasses. They also begged to use my camera and zoom lense to take animal pictures. I said "yes" to that too. (Pictures below)
Home for relaxing. The boys played more video games. I messed around on the computer. We eventually made some dinner together, and were nicely relaxed by the time Daddy came home.
Dinner with Daddy - roasted chicken, mashed potatoes & cabbage
The 3 boys went out for a run after dinner.
Then we all watched TV and read books until time for bed.