Sunday, June 13, 2010

Just another Saturday in BearCountry

The kids were on their best behavior yesterday. (except for bedtime when they both continue to come downstairs repeatedly) Long before the bedtime battle we played around on the computer using a website called It's a great puzzle site that the kids LOVE. They don't use a computer to do anything besides watch a movie occasionally so this was a big treat for them. Julia had her first experience using the mouse. She got the hang of it but quickly handed over the clicking and dragging duties to me. Instead she sat on my lap and pointed to where each piece should go. Sam could do the puzzles by himself thanks to a few computer sessions at school and having a couple of years on his sister. I could easily let them spend hours on this site. You can practically see the wheels turning in their little heads as they solve the puzzles.

The rain was pretty constant yesterday but that didn't stop us from taking an evening walk through the campground. It has been so dark and dreary here. I can't believe I'm saying this but I miss the heat!

We're 18 days into my little project and I'm happy to report that I haven't missed a day yet. To be honest at least half of those days it hasn't been convenient to sit down and write about what we did the day before but that's exactly why I need to do it. If I don't do it every day, it becomes even more inconvenient to sit down the next time and try to remember a whole mess of days. I don't want to forget the times that Julia and I play beauty shop, the snuggles I share with Sam when we have a sleepover, and the other simple pleasures that make up summer vacation.

What's a simple pleasure you've been enjoying with your kids during vacation?


  1. I am SO behind on my posts--being at my mom's house with no internet really killed me. Hoping to get caught up this week. :-)

    We had a fire tonight, complete with friends and S'mores. Summer doesn't get better than that!

  2. it is hard to get back into blogging after being gone from it... I'm working on getting back into the swing of things :) the puzzle site looks great!


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