I was just telling a friend that I wish we had more coffee cafes around where we live... And even though I am in the car right now traveling, let's pretend we are in a cozy, artsy-fartsy cafe sipping on coffees with double shots of expresso.
I'd tell you that I am gearing up for a creative arts camp that starts in a week... And I've never done this type of thing before, but I love it! I'm nervous and excited... I've been working on preparing projects, and I'll share a couple on here because they are easy and perfect to try with your own kiddos, too.
I would have to show you a photo of Niamh's new hair! It's cut super short and pixie-like... and it is SO CUTE. Also, I don't have to brush through massive knots anymore; so I am loving it. I can't stop touching it... It's like my new best friend. I wish my own hair would look that cute short. (It doesn't. I've tried.)
She also got her ears pierced this week...and we got a bestie earring in the top of our ears, together. She is strutting her stuff with new hair and new earrings:).
Philly's new thing is that he wants to get "pied." Like the baseball players do after they win a close game~ So, like any good mom would do, I promised him on his birthday I will smoosh a big, whip cream pie right in his face and make all his dreams come true.
I'd tell you that we have only been to the beach once ---> ONCE! <---- this summer, and while I'm kinda bummed about that, we did have a great time playing with cousins in the sand and water that day. When things settle down a little, I am hoping to make some major beach runs in August!!
I'd tell you that I am piecing things together for homeschooling next year. I decided to move in a different direction this coming year (departing from last year's curriculm), and it is exciting and fun to plan out. We have continued math, spanish, and reading throughout the summer....which the kids have taken pretty good ownership of and finished each assignment without much prompting or help. I almost (ALMOST) can't wait for September...
I would tell you that I love digital art, which I just started working on in the past couple weeks. It is a new challenge, and I love working on something new!! I've never been good at painting, but this feels like painting...except it turns out cute and I don't make a mess in the process.... Wahoo!
And I'd tell you that I just finished reading The Way of the Heart, a book recommendation but this super hot guy I know who has a thing for reading... So of course, I took him up on it. And wow~ he was right. Maybe I should listen to my husband more often;). I wasn't really expecting much from it, but I finished it super fast (it is short and sweet) and enjoyed reading how to create a more authentic and beautiful quiet time with God each day...throughout each day.
I'd probably babble on about a ton of other things, and in-between refills of coffee, I'd totally want to hear about your summer (or winter;) too! What good things are you up to? Anything on your heart to share? Please do... I love to read through the coffee post's comments the most:).
Thanks for the coffee date!