- I’m got up super early this morning (at least for me on a Saturday!) thanks to a lengthy nap I took yesterday after a medical test I had done. (The test came back all good. Thank you, Lord!)
- My night wasn’t exactly restful because, well, we have a new baby in the
- Her name is November, and she is Louise’s ninth (get it? November!) birthday present for her birthday which is coming up in. . . you guess it. . . November. This girl has wanted a dog for a long, long time, and so we, her non-dog-adoring parents, have finally given in. We haven’t had a dog since before Lulu was born, so this is a big step for us! The baby cried a lot last night, but the girls are up early with her this morning and are already outside playing with her. I’m not sure how much our neighbors have appreciated the crying baby or the early bird (& excited!) girls, but I’m sure November is glad of their company. Isn’t she a cutie?
- We celebrated my older nephew’s sixteenth birthday on Monday night with family. I cannot believe our little red-headed baby, the first grandbaby in the family on both sides!, is now a big 6 foot (plus!) tall, red-headed sixteen year old. The years are flying.
- In other news, Steady Eddie traveled yet again this week. I’m sort of getting used to it. Well, kind of. I don’t love it, but I survive it. And that’s the truth.
- Due to Steady Eddie’s travel and my impending medical test (which required the kids to spend the night at my parents’ house on Thursday night), this week felt sort of off.
- Fun Friday consisted of the kids being at my parents’ house, which means way more television and kitchen liberties than they’re accustomed to, so it was indeed a Fun Friday for them.
- Me. . . not so much, but again, I survived it. It was almost restful, actually, to be “put under” for a while and then come home and nap. Oh, and to have lunch (albeit a groggy one!) out with Steady Eddie. (Did I just say all that?)
- School is perking right along. Highlights this week include Louise finishing her third grade Rod and Staff spelling book and Lulu making a connection between what she learned in her Rod and Staff grammar book and one of her 4-level analysis sentences. She recognized an appositive with no prompting from me. These little intellectual epiphanies are so gratifying! Louise also acquitted herself very well on her first Review and Practice sheet for RS Math level D–she answered all the questions and worked all the problems correctly the first time! For Lulu this week consisted of learning, among other things, about the Sieve of Eratosthenes. Neat stuff!
- We finished Sign of the Beaver as our lunchtime read-aloud and plunged right into The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I hope to share my thoughts on Sign of the Beaver soon!
- The DLM continues to beg for school time. This week we learned the letter sounds for A and H and read appropriate titles.
- I figured out this week (or last?) that Benny also knows the sound for A! He was standing up on the love seat (a.k.a. “love couch,” according to the DLM) and pointing to a little sign hanging above it. I realized he was pointing to the A on the sign and saying “aaah.” I think we have Leap Frog, in all its electronic wonder, to thank for that.
- I’m working my way through my stack of Cybils nominees. Fun times!
- The girls have a piano event this morning–hymn fest. They will play a couple of hymns apiece in front of judges.
- Besides that, I have nothing but school planning and church on the calendar for the weekend. I’d like to take a little road trip, but I think that’s not going to happen any time in the near future.
How was your week?