Saturday, April 18, 2009
CHILDREN AND MOTHER REACQUAINT
April 15th has come and gone. The Cupit family is still intact. Maren spent Thursday and Friday remembering and readjusting to life as an all-day mom. Laurel and Brant were home from school on spring break this week, so Thursday and Friday were an opportunity for together time.
Papa K brought the kids home on Thursday morning. They enjoyed a 3 day vacation at their grandparents' house so that Maren could finish up the tax season. What a wonderful blessing. After they came home, Maren attempted to be a "good mom." She and the children read some books, played some board games, played outside, and even took a walk around the neighborhood. Admittedly, she did glance at the clock a few times for a mental countdown to naptime.
Friday, Maren decided it's a lot easier to keep the t.v. turned off if the family gets out of the house. Off to the strawberry patch they headed. What a great place, and a great trip. "Ms. Heather" has plenty of activities for the kids and even benches for the moms to sit. The Cupits saw a few friends at the patch, too. They brought home half a flat of strawberries and a mason jar of homemade strawberry jam. The thought crossed Maren's mind that she could maybe make the jam herself, and then very easily and guiltlessly the thought left. She did get an assortment of other fruit at the produce market to make a knock-out fruit salad, though.
Pictures below include the milking cow (with water for the kids to milk), the horse swings, the tractors, the animals, the strawberries and more.