Weekly Wrap-Up: The One with the Baby-Sitting and Fort Building

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday! I won’t complain about how quickly our break week passed. If I do, you may think you’re reading an old break week post since I say that every single time. I wouldn’t want to be confusing.

Maybe I shouldn’t say that it’s been a busy week either, since I say that all the time. I think that’s become the constant state of my life. Of course, it’s all about perspective, too. People who are really busy would just laugh at my idea of busy. It has, at least, been somewhat productive. I’ve gotten some behind-the-scenes blog stuff done that really made me feel accomplished, and I got books ordered for our next six weeks, so I’m ready to start planning.

I also ordered a replacement screen for Brianna’s laptop. It got cracked a few weeks ago. The replacement is supposed to be here later today.  According to the comments on Amazon, there are YouTube videos showing how to replace it, so I’m going to give it a shot. Doing stuff like that makes me feel like a computer geek. If I can’t figure it out, we have a friend who can fix it, so I have a safety net.

I got my sweet, little baby niece a couple of days this week. She slept so long on Tuesday that Megan was asking if I thought we should wake her up. I told Megan that you never wake a sleeping baby – then, about half an hour later, I was doing stuff to wake her up! Look at that sweet little face, though:

Baby B

We can’t see those amazing smiles if she’s sleeping.

On Tuesday, we got a really fun package in the mail:

Fort Magic

When I first heard about Fort Magic, I thought my kids were too old for it, but when I realized that it allows kids to build huge, custom forts, I realized that nobody is ever too old for that! The girls immediately set to work building a boat fort, which they have slept in for the past three nights.

build a fort

They’ve had a blast. I can’t wait to take the Fort Magic kit to my sister’s house so all the cousins can play. And, of course, you know I’ll have a review coming soon for y’all – and a chance for you to win a kit!

Wednesday, Brianna and I went to the church to get supplies sorted and packed for a mission trip to New York! I’m so excited for her. She’s going with a  group of students to serve the homeless at a church in the city. She’s always wanted to go to New York, so I love that she’ll have the opportunity to go with the church group to serve others – and, of course, they’ll be making time for sight-seeing and going to a Broadway show!

Brianna has paid for most of the trip herself, but I’ll probably be making a donation to the cause. There are going to be several opportunities for the group to do tourist-type things while they’re there and I told Brianna she should take advantage of as much of that as she can. Who knows if she’ll ever get a chance to visit New York again. I’ve never been. Yes, I live vicariously through my kids.

Josh is performing this weekend with the band from his music school. I am just amazed at that kid. I can’t believe how quickly he picks up things on the guitar. Even his instructor has been impressed, so I know it’s not just me being a proud mama. He’s always been musically-inclined, but he’s super-excited about the guitar right now and it shows in the time and effort he puts into practicing and learning new things.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. I know this has nothing to do with your weekly wrap up, but I keep meaning to say it each week. THANK YOU for introducing us to Castle! Gary and I are so enjoying it each evening (we don’t have broadcastable tv so are always on the look out for great video sets to work our way through). We’re just about to start season three and it just keeps getting better!
    Right, now that’s out the way, I’ll just say your niece has the most gorgeous smile and has left me wondering if maybe I should have had a few more children…..Have a great weekend Kris!

    1. This may be my favorite comment ever. 🙂 I love that you and Gary are enjoying Castle. Brian and I are kind of sad that we’re caught up now. Well, we haven’t seen all of the Season 1 and Season 2 episodes, so we’ll probably start working our way back through.

  2. Well, you go all out with the forts, don’t you? My poor kids are stuck with the blankets and chairs forts! Oh well. What they don’t know won’t hurt them, right? 🙂

  3. I love watching babies! She is so cute! I would not get any work done with that adorable smile looking at me! Glad you had a great break. They always go too quickly.

  4. We love FORTS!
    My grandson loves them especially.
    Hey Lady – my wrap up this week is WEAK because we are ending a quarter.
    But I did give the 7 reasons for leaving FB.


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