So much on my mind. Ryan's, too. We've been all over the place with what to do with each of the kids this year. Still haven't figured it all out yet, but we're getting closer. I'm just looking forward to cementing a plan and moving on.
For now, we've started Adventures in My Father's World, so there will be more on that to come. And - eek! - our co-op starts back up in 2 1/2 weeks!
Sight Words Memory
So we kept Bob, Grandpa, and Sleepy all day, then I said I think we need to let them go. (I'm a "let the animals be free" kind of girl.) I talked him into it. Then I'm talking to my husband, who was on a business trip all week, before bed, and I told him about it. He made a little comment about hoping they weren't used to being pets - or that they might get eaten.
So what do I do? Get Dash, who hadn't fallen asleep yet, out of bed. At 10:00 p.m., we're outside, hunting down Bob, Grandpa, and Sleepy, who hadn't gotten far. I don't know why I have to be that person who is worried about three snails after dark...but I am. So Bob, Grandpa, and Sleepy have been enjoying the good life of daily fresh water and salads. Thank goodness they are herbivorous so they can survive in our house. I think we're going to let them go this weekend to enjoy a little roaming for the rest of their lives. We'll miss you guys.
What We're Cooking Lately:
Dash fashioned this no-bake into a Brachiosaurus.
Of course, he did.
In My Life Recently:
Who was not happy was her older-by-23-months brother who declared it was NOT fair that she got to have a birthday, so he went to get candles to put into his own snack. Then Sissy was mad that he was ruining her special moment. Which all just really explains a lot about these two and my life right now.
Let's Make a Section for My Birthday!:
And we got to see G win first place in her volleyball tournament!
Part of the crew.
(If you're worried about G in the corner, she was fine.)
This was the conversation I heard between W and C:
"It won't make a castle!" said C, in despair.
"I told you; you have to have sand," answered W.
Baby Brother took his first bubble bath recently with his brothers and sisters. He was so happy, I declared it "the best day of his life, so far." (Ryan says, however, that everyday is this best day of this kid's life. I think Ryan may be a little envious of the love affair between his baby and wife lately.) THIS may have trumped it.
He was thrilled to be in the water.
I just felt so happy for him.
I just felt so happy for him.
Other People We've Seen:
Ryan's parents came to visit last weekend. His mom brought these wooden buildings (and lots of fresh produce for us!) for the kids to paint, which they really enjoyed. I think they are going to add them to their fairy garden.
What My Kids Are Saying:
I was having a rather light-hearted discussion with the kids about their behavior and manners. Dash explained, "Well...first of all, we're kids."
That's the same child who ran into the kitchen the other day and exclaimed, "Mom! I learned to armpit fart!"
(Yup. Same kid here, too.) We've been reading the Little House books, so I've enjoyed emphasizing how well-mannered the Ingalls kids are and how my kids should realize how good they have it, as far as freedom goes at meals, etc. They often mention how "children should be seen but not heard." I asked the kids what their rule was the other day, and he said, "Children should be quiet but seen." Close enough, I guess?