While Zac is gone the weekdays are just fine. We manage to stay busy with school and such. The weekends are a different story. Saturdays being the worst. In a effort to keep the kids busy one Saturday in December we made some ornaments to add to our Christmas tree. I love these ones. They have the kids hand prints so I will be able to have their tiny hand on my tree forever. The kids loved painting their hands too, especially Jackson. As soon as we put the paint on we had to grab his hand to pain didn't get everywhere. It took both Anne and I to get his print on the canvas without getting paint all over the place.
This is mostly what Jackson did...he is a bit addicted to my IPhone.