Well, this weekend, we spent a lot of times with family and friends. We stayed close to home, almost at home all weekend, but we had a nice time. It has been awhile since I updated, so I thought I would let you all know how we are doing and what we are up to.
Dania is talking in sentences, teething, and throwing things all over the house (including at me if I make her mad). Calysta is getting closer to those lovely teen years with every day. Quin is working hard (and having fun, of course) through Lego Indiana Jones. (We love those Lego games because there is no blood... the violence is with Lego characters, and they all just break up into Lego pieces when they "die")
We are planning for upcoming birthdays, and we are studying history and architecture. This week or next, we hope to take a field trip to a neighboring town and check out all their old buildings and such. They have something called "I-Spy: Franklin on Foot" which is a walking tour (possibly self-guided with a packet from the town - that part isn't clear to me yet).
Ben is practicing for a race that he and two friends are entering at the end of October... they will be running, biking, and "mystery event" in a local park (not a kiddie park, a nationally preserved nature park). He is getting pretty excited about that. We have to remind him that he can stay home and not exercise sometimes. :-)
Okay, that is all I have in me for tonight. We had the neighbors over for dinner tonight, which was delightful, but we got fitful sleep with the teething toddler, and I did my two-week downstairs clean this morning, so I am worn out.