I was offered free tickets to a Yo Gabba Gabba show at the Hult Center here in Eugene, for next Monday, November 15. I wasn't sure about it at first. We don't have cable and Sweet Pea doesn't watch TV shows yet, so I checked out some YouTube videos and read about the show on a few sites. Sweet Pea really enjoyed the little clips we watched on the computer, and my husband, who loves kids shows for some reason, had seen it before thinks it's pretty good. A hipster friend at the bicycle shop originally showed it to him online. So, after my brief research I decided to go for it. I think it will be really fun! And we are getting t-shirts for a giveaway this week! I think I'm going to get the shirts tomorrow so I'll post the rules and photos of the shirts then. After the show, I'll be writing a review for you all to read.
I'm in my final week of summer before work as a middle school teacher begins again. This time of year I'm always in a reflective mood. I look back and feel so lucky to have had this time with my kids. We went camping, biking, boating, golfing, and hiking. We celebrated my sister's wedding, we did projects together, watched movies, and just hung out at home. It really was everything that summer is meant to be. There were many events and plans that we canceled due to Covid, but we did all the most important things. We missed friends, but I also reveled in the togetherness with my little family unit. Today, I spent time registering for fall childcare and activities. It's less than usual, but still I can see the pace of our lives picking up. As we move into a season of more busy-ness, more work, and likely more stress, this poem sums up the feelings I'm experiencing.... Vacation End by Leslie Pinckney Hill From the charm of radiant faces, From the days we took to dream