Last week was full of excitement, animals and fun at the county fair!
Normally we go all out with our 4-H projects (showing sheep, steers, baking, sewing, etc.) but this year our schedule was so full with building our home and Nora’s vision therapy we only took the animals to fair. I was a little worried the kids would be disappointed (and the were…a little) but that didn’t stop our fun! The kids had a great week of carnival rides, funnel cakes, baseball games, nachos, and purple ribbons.
I’m grateful for all of the memories and fun but am extra grateful to be back to our normal routine. My family functions so much better with a basic routine (and naps)!
Here are my 5 Things I Love from last week:
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The kids showing their animals.
I have kids with very tender hearts when it comes to their animals. Whether it’s our cats, sheep, or cattle the kids name them all and love them like they are part of the family. I love watching them work with their animals not only because I think they have a gift but also because it shows their gentle and humane character.
My kids love carnival rides and how can it get any better than riding with Grandpa? Not only did he go on the Ferris Wheel, he also braved the Tilt-A-Whirl. (Thanks, Grandpa! That one makes me sick!)
Good, bad, and everything in between… the fair is a family event!
One of my favorite parts of 4-H and fair is that it’s a family activity. My nephews have also shown cattle in 4-H. For our family getting ready for fair includes Jason’s brother and his wife, my nephews (who are older than our kids and lots of help), Jason’s parents and us. My mom also always helps during fair by helping the kids with baking and sewing projects and watching the younger kids. It truly is the entire family who makes each year work.
We KonMari’d Maddie’s clothes!
I been applying KonMari method of decluttering to our home! I started with my own clothes. As I KonMari’d my clothes, my 12-year-old was fascinated by the amount of clothing that didn’t spark joy and we had a great discussion about spending money on things that really make you happy and not buying things that do not. She watched me fold up Jason’s t-shirts for about 5 minutes before she wanted to give it a try. Surprisingly to me, as soon as I finished she asked me to help her go through her own clothes. In about 3 hours we had done all of her clothes and not only do her clothes fit in the dresser but she is happy to help fold her stuff and put it away! My 7-year-old twins also want to do their clothes and we will be tackling them this week.
Building a home management notebook!
As I’ve been tidying my house, I’ve decided it’s time to get organized.
I have a serious paper problem! I love to print out ideas I find on Pinterest, have a pile of blog ideas, and stacks of paper from building our house (receipts, notes, paint samples, etc). I’ve had it with the mess! Stay tuned, I will be putting this process into a series of posts as I work through this process. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to find everything you need, in one place! I’m ready for that, too!
What did you love last week?
This Week’s Goals:
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What are your goals for the week? I’d love to cheer you on in your journey!!