This past week has been one of those weeks when I am not sure what I have accomplished but I know I have accomplished a little when I look back through my journal. In order to avoid the smoke, we have been doing a lot of indoor activities in between our chores. However, Saturday was beautiful so we spent some time working in the garden and the yard. We even took an evening trip to a local lake for supper so the kids could play in the sand! That’s when you can tell haying season is over!! Usually we do not get many trips to the beach, as we are spending the hot days in the hayfield.
Indoor time means time for some crafts and lots of colouring. My oldest is in colouring mode right now, so I am printing colouring sheets daily for him. Here are a couple crafts that we have worked on.
We found this cow craft on Pinterest and my oldest was eager to make it! Here is the link for instructions. https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/paper-plate-cow
We made this neat cut and paste bee, which was also found on Pinterest. I drew the shapes and my son cut and pasted everything together. It made for a great anniversary gift for his grandparents! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/514465957405913702/
It is weeks like this when it reminds me how important it is to enjoy the little moments. Time goes by so quickly when we are raising kids on the ranch. The little moments of checking cows together or doing the daily feeding sometimes get lost in the daily chaos of life. I try to remember to journal at least twice throughout the day so that I remember to make notes of these special times. The moment the boys run through the pasture together checking cows or when the oldest takes the youngest by the hand to go rinse Daisy, our show heifer. Yesterday, we took a few minutes to fly the kite that has been sitting downstairs for way too long. I don’t remember my oldest son ever laughing so much! These moments go by so quickly and without photos or journaling, they can be forgotten.
The next time you are rushing out the door, try to stop for a second and take a photo or make a note about something small. Enjoy every moment as life can run away faster than we would like!