this weekend and the past few days, we’ve been forced to slow down. r has a bug. it hasn’t been pretty. but, since i am a product of my mother, i tend to try and look on the bright side most of the time. being just home isn’t that bad - actually, it’s wonderful. legos, movies, and books. lots and lots of books. this weekend we finished a book from the Spiderwick series, started and finished The Adventures of Huck Finn - a new favorite for j. we also read some of the boys’ regular favorites - The Polar Express, books about firetrucks and vehicles, a library pick called The Ultimate Lego Book. this week, i’m thankful for this time, for the slowness, for my boys who love to be read to, and i can’t forget my washer and dryer, which has been put to good use for sure.