Saturdays for us have been a bit of a different routine for the last few months. We wake up when the kids do :-). And then go to work, cleaning. This is a time to focus in on training the children to do important jobs, like cleaning bathrooms and cleaning their rooms. My 7 and 8 year olds are expected to more and to do it better now; things that we don't do as often during the week now in our effort to school the children in a more excellent way.
When they are finished with their designated jobs, we have brunch and watch a few select cartoons that we enjoy. Then the children are free for the afternoon to play, build pillow houses, play some games on the computer and whatever other activities tickle their fancy. Right now David is playing Command & Conquer and the others are wrestling with Daddy in his office. I am about to start work on our family newsletter. It is long overdue, but I hope that it will be mailed out by Valentines Day.
For us, the family newsletter is a great way to flush out the memories of the year in a tangible way. It is so great to be able to pluck out old newsletters and see where the family was during that year. Since my scrapbooking time has had trouble getting started; this is the next best thing. I'd better get started!