Do You Have Trouble Getting Everything All Done?

Sometimes our family is on such fast-forward speed, I have trouble getting to everything I want to.  I have a list of about 10 blog posts to write (we’ve done such great things in our homeschool lately!)… but somehow life gets in the way of actually putting pen to paper — errr… fingers to keyboard! Happily, it’s fun stuff that’s getting in the way these days (rather than all my doctor’s appointment and ear dramas last year).

The kids are happy and busy with activities… They really enjoy everything, but sometimes getting everybody everywhere keeps my head spinning… not to mention the car wheels!!

We’ve also packed in fun stuff this fall.  Last week when Hubby had off for Columbus Day, we took a family trip to the National Museum of the American Indian.

One of the highlights for us was their exhibit, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and Native American Nations.  We talked about Wampum belts the week before and were excited to see those!

And since we had begun talking about Indian Removal, the movie they had at the museum was fabulous and we read all the materials about Andrew Jackson, the Cherokee, Muskogee and Seminole Indians with particular interest.

Another of the highlights of the museum was the cafe where we got to try buffalo steak and various other Native American dishes…

  • Cedar planked salmon
  • Grilled buffalo skirt steak
  • Artichoke puree
  • Roasted sunchoke, quince and wild onion dressing
  • Grilled cucumber, radish, seaweed, fireweed honey

We’ve enjoyed a number of hikes — like Saturday’s hike with DD and ED (while LD was at gymnastics practice).

We went to a pumpkin carving party with friends…. The girls are posing with some of the finished jack-o-lanterns:

DD and I went on a two hour trail ride. DD had a birthday recently and she didn’t want a birthday party. Instead she wanted to go horseback riding with me. We sure had fun!

With everything we’re packing into our schedule these days, it’s been harder to keep on top of everything else. But I’m certainly not complaining (about having too much fun!) 😉

Have a great day! ~Liesl

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