We've been fairly consumed by life around here. We had family visiting all of last week and we're headed to Georgia to visit more family next week. This week is our down time, recovering and resting from all the fun had and preparing and packing for all the fun to come. There is no schoolwork going on around here for like a month, at least no organized, mommy directed school work. There's still plenty of reading, drawing, story-writing, dress-up, and history obsessing going on with the kids. Plus we still have Monday School and I'm trying to be a semi-on-top of things teacher for my theater class, but that's not really happening.
Good thing in the midst of all of this I found a gift certificate to a spa that I thought I had lost. It was my baby shower gift (from 2 1/2 years ago) and I finally used it, although I think I enjoyed it more now than I would have then. It was at Zenana Spa and it was amazing. It was utterly frivolous and I could have felt massively guilty and irresponsible going there, but I decided to just relax, enjoy every last moment and appreciate the amazing friends who gave it to me. It really was fabulous and the ridiculous amount of patience I had for crazy kids lasted well into the evening which was quite pleasant too.
If anyone has any great advice or ideas for traveling cross-country with the crew please let me know. We haven't been on a plane since we had a two year old and a baby and that trip we took the direct red-eye flight and they both had ear infections, so we were liberal with the Tylenol. We leave this time in the morning and have two short flights (2+ hours each) with a short layover. Any opinions on what to take on the plane (specific foods, games, books) that would entertain a 6, 4, and 2 year old would be much appreciated.