I made a goal to not yell. I admit that I am a yeller. I have always raised my voice in frustration, as long as I remember. But I think that it's time that I grow up. Time that I control my childish fits and focus on the kids. let them yell when they need to and show them how they could do something else instead. This might possibly have been the best thing I've done yet. The response and progress that was/has been made is invaluable to me.
14 hrs of driving to get back home. The kids were burnt (swimming all day for 4 days straight) and I was outnumbered. But we were gonna have fun no matter the length of time. I must say the kids were perfect!! I've never had such well behaved children. Happy siblings playing lego for hours and colouring to hearts content. All that time and we only resorted to our technology for one movie. It was the best way to start our summer. It only got better from there.
The kids have started to show an interest in photography. So an interest they will explore. We stopped whenever we saw something beautiful....... or had to take yet another pee break. I took pictures and then passed the camera over with faith. Evan is getting to be just the right height, and skill. He has a great eye actually. I was so impressed with all the pictures he took of me. I can't tell you how cool it is to see my kids discover talents. I love my children. They are beautiful little people. They teach me.