My 7 year old has been avoiding photo op's a lot lately.
It was a big week because our homeschool co-op is back in session. I think the combination of the kids' classes and schedules is going to be even better this year.
What They've Been Playing Lately
At some point, Sis was complaining that she was bored because there was no one to play with. I told her she should help Tornado with his Mad-Lib. She takes roles like this very seriously. He was sweet in allowing her to make the decisions between different word choices.
this idea, which I thought was a great idea from our normal vinegar and baking soda play. We filled trays/lids with thin layers of baking soda. I used Sissy's mini muffin tins from her play kitchen to fill with colored vinegar. They used eye droppers to create designs in the baking soda. You can see how seriously they were taking this!
I thought the results were fabulous.
They agreed this will be an activity that happens around here more often.
the kids playing Red Rover after church
my kids: #2, #3, and #6 in line
The kids finished up their Wednesday night summer church program this week. The kids sang one song for the parents. It was a very big deal to me personally because my 12 year old got right up there and performed, too. This is something that has always been difficult for him. I can't tell you how many times he has freaked out on stage. (Oh, the stress of his kindergarten graduation ceremony...but we kept trying and trying...but maybe kind of gave up the past couple of years.) He has made substantial progress in this area in the past year. Just the fact that he attended these classes all summer with his siblings was significant. We're very proud of him.
a fun picnic playdate with our new co-op on Friday
I had the sadz this week because Ryan was in California. The worst part about it was that I THOUGHT he was leaving on Tuesday. It was all set in my mind as such, and I had plans for us to spend some time together. And there were things I needed his help with for the first day of school. Monday, the kids and I were running out to do some errands, and he was working at home. I said, "We'll see you in a little bit!" and he was like, "Uh...I'm leaving in an hour, remember?" I had this weird, burst into tears reaction. I was telling my mom this story, and my daughter said, "It's because she wants him to hold the baby." That is NOT it; I MISS my fella when he's not around!
But we're good to go now!
Some Favorite Moments This Week:
It's pure love one minute and total orneriness against each other the next.
Who's behind the mask?
little P and our dog, Roni
my niece G