We have our computer back thanks to a nice friend who figured out what was up. It was a real eye opener not having internet access right at our fingertips. Since our computer crashed a lot of things have transpired. Here are some of the highlights:
I signed up Jeff and I to coach Braxton's soccer team with the YMCA.....this is awesome and we are all enjoying this!
A good friend found us a piano on craigslist and bought it for us.....for real? I know, we are spoiled.
We had a fun father's day weekend camping/fishing/playing and eating with family. It was sunny and great.
Adelle's favorite book lately is "the savers" known to most as "The Resuers"
A friend told me she was pregnant with # 3 and I exclaimed, "three kids is crazy" and then cried to myself on the car ride home because the love I feel for all my kids, but specifically # 3 is so strong and I don't know what I would do without that little man in my life.
Jeff and I attended our first school board meeting. It was interesting.
Jeff is being handy around the house; building a cage for our blueberries so the birds don't get the best of them, cleaning the gutters, replacing a pipe under my parents house, replacing a starter in my aunts car. Braxton has been his assistant.
Adelle got caught eating candy in the bathroom. This girl is awesomely dangerous.
The pool is up and going at my parents so the kids have turned into fish for the summer.
I think that sums it up for the most part. Lots going on, some good and exciting. Other disappointing and frustrating. Such is life I guess.
We've learned that being connected does not mean being on-line 24/7. Not for our family. Since not having a working computer we've decided that the computer time is going to be limited to when the kids are asleep. Instead of walking by to do laundry and sitting down for a minute we are going to have designated internet time. It will work better for us. I've been really thinking this past while about how nice it is that our kids don't see us sitting in front of a screen. They see us pulling weeds, making dinner, scrubbing the floor, reading, playing the guitar/piano. There is a lot of crazy stuff on the computer and regardless of what we are looking at, those little children get the impression that the computer is a good place to sit and hang out. (ok duh, we don't sit and hang out there all day but you get my point.) I was checking the internet for weather, the bank account, returning emails, checking my blog and those of others, the daily paper....and pretty soon my kid is asking me to read a book to them and I'm like, "hold on, mommy has to put some clothes in the wash," which is what I was doing before I sat down to "check my mail."
So there you have it. I want my kids to know that life is real, and friends are people who come over and play not just people you "spy-on" on-line. I hope this is coming across right. It's been a good wake-up call. In our day you can look up anything and it's handy but it's also a crutch for me sometimes. Jeff and I actually got out a trusty old book the other day to look up something we didn't know. Dinosaur style. I know I am the first example my children have and if I like the computer too much they will too. Not what I'm going for. So, lesson learned. Oh, and I still love to blog if you were wondering.