*Warning: This post is very photo-heavy, and I had a hard enough time narrowing it down to *just* these ones. What can I say? I've been having fun with my new camera :)
sharing play dough 'treats'
Another family of close friends met us at the science exploratory to celebrate Camille's tenth birthday!
Van de Graff generator
We left home bright and early to meet another family of homeschool friends at Circus World. I had a cooler packed full of goodness to get us through the day, hard-boiled eggs, dilly beans, quinoa with kale, black beans with green onions, cheese, and blueberries. But I later realized it was still sitting in the driveway when we left home. Ack. Anywho, on with the circus!
After the entertainment in the big top, we picked up some lunch at the grill and then explored some of the more out-of-the-way spots.
Last year, I wrote about a similar melt-down and my thoughts about it, and I was again grateful to be with friends who gave us the space to process without judgement.
Our days are seldom without little bumps and challenges, but we manage them as graciously as we can. Some days are more successful than others, but we consistently lean in to a family culture of acceptance and joy and peace and celebration of our own unique personalities. I like to think that we extend this same consideration to those around us as well.
That's all, folks. We've enjoyed our whirlwind, but it's time for some serious downtime for this family. That same load of laundry has been hanging on the line for the better part of a week . . . .