Formula for a Lovely Weekend
Begin at home, wearing pajamas almost until lunch time.
Explore science, nature, and art with wild abandon. Add copious amounts of imaginative play. Knit. Plan gardens. Prune orchard. Read about sheep. Visit with friends.
Add fresh air and sunshine in large quantities along with early bedtimes and lots of laughter.
Repeat process throughout Saturday and Sunday. Then pause to make popcorn for dinner. Continue to play during dinner. And laugh. A lot.
After dinner, notice the horrifying amount of mud on the kitchen floor and end the weekend with mopping.
(And more laughing.)
What was the sweet spot in your weekend?
13 thoughts on “Formula for a lovely weekend.”
What IS that first picture of? I can’t reconcile the feet-looking bits with the wing-looking bits.
We found a road-killed screech owl. We brought it home for a more respectful burial as well as a little homeschool ornithology.
I love that you brought the owl home for a more respectful burial! We came across chipmunk once who met the same fate and we found ourselves in the same situation…although no homeschool biology lesson followed. 🙂
The sweet spot was actually this MOnday morning – waking up with the warm sun shining in the bedroom window and three of us cozying up to enjoy it.
my sweet spot was working all weekend then having my 2 1/2 year old jump in bed for a nursing/cuddling/tent play in our bed:) what are the games your kiddos are playing? thanks!
Looks and sounds like you had a lot of fun with your family! How sad that a screech owl was found dead, but I am glad you took it to give it a proper burial. Wonder how it died?
The sweet spot in my weekend was yesterday when I went to one of the local farms during Maple Syrup Sunday, so it was very sweet! I took lots of photos of the event so if you feel inspired to see what it was all about, pop on over!
Looks lovely. We also play that memory game, although it makes my kids laugh to see the picture of the Canadian face…we live in Canada and have never seen someone who looks like this ,lol!
Oh, the Canada child. He is cozy, you can’t argue that!
That game is Cadoo, a great thrift store find. We are also loving Catan Jr. (recommended by a blog reader), Backyard Bird Cards (from Imagine Childhood), Wildcraft, and Farkle.
I picked up Cadoo at the thrift store, too. We love to play it. And how funny you had popcorn for Sunday dinner. That was one of our family traditions growing up. I tried it with my family, but it was a no go after the novelty wore off after a few weeks. You’ve inspired me to try it again. 😉
My sweet spot of the weekend was finally being able to sit down and crochet on my afghan. Going back to school has taken up all of my free time during the days of the week.
P.S. I want your kitchen table!!!
We have only done popcorn dinner a couple of times, once with smoothies and this time with warmed bone broth. It balances out the carbs just a bit!