School started just one week and one day ago. That being said, Ella only went every other day in increments and now, suddenly, out of the blue, September is gone. Seriously?! Where did September go? Where did the last week go?!
Cultivating gratitude has been constantly on my mind – I have been mulling it over like the spiced apple cider that warms my body and soul during the winter season. So days 9-15 is going to come by way of a weekly recap.
School. Ella’s class. Her teacher. So. Much. To. Say. I am grateful. It is going well and in the coming days (or at the rate I am going, weeks, I will tell you all about it.)
This past weekend we went on a Church retreat. It was mostly work for me…but fun work. I had the kids do many of my favourite camp activities like cooking piggies in a blanket over the fire, of course, roasting s’mores and going on nature scavenger hunts. To say Jakob had a blast would be an understatement. He kept asking why it wasn’t a week long. And during the family game time on the Saturday evening, he wanted to be the participant in every game – we’re talking games like picking up cotton balls with a vaseline covered nose, or being wrapped in plastic wrap and wiggling to the finish line. I was blown away by his enthusiasm and I think everyone else was too.