Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
|When there is snow outside and we need something to do|
|Learning about Devils tower.|
|Daddy doing nails.|
|School work in the lobby.|
|Down town Rapid City.|
|Bobby and CJ at scouts.|
|Playing the game of life|
Friday, April 1, 2016
"Someone" broke the screen/digitizer on mom's surface pro 3. None of the kids know what happened or who did it(isn't that how it always goes).
To bad it wasn't an April fools prank.
On the bright side we are impressed with our composer and patience as parents. No yelling, accusations, or threats.
Over the years of spending nearly 24/7 as a traveling family we have learned as parents that things are not as important as our relationships with our children.
As soon as we would yell they would get scared and stop listening, so what's the point. No one wins, you end up with mad parents, scared kids and no solution.
Not to say that we never yell, because sometimes that is the only way to be heard when there are 5 voices talking at the same time.
As for the laptop, the kids won't go with out consequences. Come on it is twelve hundred dollar laptop something has to be done. They will no longer be allowed to use Mom's laptop for games, to surf the web, or even school work. They will all have to just take turns on the "kid" computer(it will extend school time) but that's what happens.
Now to figure out what to do about mom's laptop.
Until next time; I love you C, M, B, C, E and L.
Monday, February 22, 2016
This past Christmas we did things a little differently. For Christmas instead of getting the kids Christmas presents Colt and I decided to get them experiences. They already had everything a kid could want. Clothes, toys, games, and tablets so we didn't see the point in buying more useless stuff that would eventually be given away anyways. Plus room in the RV was very limited.
We got each kid the traditional PJ'S and socks. We got them each a small gift to help them guess what their individual experience would be.
Colt and I had a lot of fun doing all these things. It was amazing to spend time with each child and focus only on them and see their smiles and hear their laughter. We made amazing memories.
Its been 2 months and they still talk about "the time when".... I don't ever remember a time when our kids were still so excited to talk about their Christmas presents even one month later.
This was the best thing we could have done for our family and we look forward to doing it again this year.
We took Eva out to lunch and then to go ice skating!! She is so good at it too!