Thursday, February 7, 2013

Little things I don't want to forget

Ben at the inflatable jumping party place....."I want to jump on the trainflatable"

Violet's first knock knock joke to Lily
V "knock knock"
L "who's there"
V "cookie"
L "cookie who"
V "cookie down cookie down"

....you probably had to be there to really appreciate it

Benjamin and I were sitting in a full dance etc parent seating area while he read aloud his k4 reader.  I was sitting there pretty proud because he was rocking it and I looked like a totally together mom...when Ben grabs his crotch and says in his ultra loud ben voice...."My PEN*S HURT  I have to pee".  At least he went to the bathroom and didn't proceed to pee on himself.  I just laughed and pretended to be amused by him instead of mortified.
Oh the pitfalls of using anatomically correct names with a 2 year old.

Violet has started really eating table food and last week demanded chicken and dumplins by screaming "chicken dumpl" and stomping her right foot on the ground.  Finally a child that loves spicy food and mashed potatoes...unbelievable.

Chapel this week, I realized that Zeb is getting old.  Now at a very mature 6yo, he is not overjoyed and excited to see Keith and me at chapel.  Ben and Zoe light up and wave at us and Z just nods in acknowledgement....although I suspect his is lighting up on the inside!  Just love those kids!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

snowy sunday

We had a lot of snow here this week and weekend.  I have been working nights for the last week and today starts a 2 week vacation for me.  I just got home from work about 30 minutes ago and I am really enjoying my day.

The drive home was beautiful...everything is covered in snow...the mountains, trees, rocks...it is very pretty.  my house was warm and clean...I cleaned on Friday because Keith had company on Saturday and the house is still somewhat clean...yeah.  The girls are playing in the game room...drawing in an usborne fashion drawing book.  The boys are watching transformers...yes the cartoon series from the 80's/90's.  Keith made pancakes for breakfast so I am devouring the leftovers.  It is a totallay relaxing day. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Lazy me

OK not really lazy, just overwhelmed.  I keep thinking that it is going to ease up a little bit.  It is easing up in all reality.  Violet is getting much better at sleeping...no not all night ...but she will fall asleep in her bed around 930 and sleep until around 315.  She drinks a bottle and then back to sleep until 7-ish.  It's not too terrible.

We have a really good couple of weeks with Lily's school.  I started stapling together packets of grammar and math assignments together and having her work on them all week...so she finishes them by the end of the week.  I used them in addition to the other assignments in her workbox.  She has been getting a ton of work done.  We have also had the opportunity to meet up with some other local homeschoolers for the first time ever and Lily had a pretty good time.  We went to a field trip at the local science center and then on another day had a science day where there were  6 differenct experiment tables.  One of them was on pulmonary mechanics and it was all wrong...so I just quietly asked lily to be nice and play along, but that it is not correct.  I am still not exactly sure what her experiment was trying to do...i think she got the experiment set up wrong and then tried to make pulmonary mechanics fit the experiment...I don't know!

It snowed today and all the kids were playing out in the snow when I got home from work (on the night shift right now).  I Love coming home and seeing all the kids playing outside.  I think it is awesome...rain or shine!

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