Anyway, yes, we finished up school on time again this week! Yeah! And Benaiah brought all his grades up to A's and B's! He's probably the top of his class (of 12 kids remember). There's been some issues with the other kids disrespecting teachers and not getting assignments in on time, and Benaiah's finally seeing that it's not the way to be. He's been extremely responsible, and we are proud of him! Justin is naturally the same way. Keturah needs to be dragged into finishing some of her work, but once she gets going, she is able to keep up. Abishai just makes a mess for his "learning" time, lol. Actually, I suspect Abishai will learn 1-2 words per week for the next little while. He now has added "wa-wa" (water) to his list.
Grandma and Grandpa then took the middle kids to see "Storks" while Benaiah, Abishai, Jared and I went to the grocery store this evening. I still can't believe how cheap groceries are compared to my beloved Island, and compared to stores like Kroger or Marsh. I don't care if you shop the sales, Aldi's will always be cheaper. I no longer have to add up the total price as we go because I know we will be under budget. This time we were over, but that's because we bought diapers and we had stretched our food for a bit and needed to stock back up. Plus they have so many specialty items that they rotate through every year (German stuff for Octoberfest). They even had a bathmat and other bathroom accessories, and sometimes they have cookware, or Halloween decorations, etc. And everything pumpkin, including pumpkin marshmellows! And pumpkin ice cream! Fun stuff!
So, that was our day. Oh, I was able to get a different pain medication for my shoulder until I can get an MRI done. It's similar to one I had before, and thanks to my wonderfully smart friends, I figured out how it compares. It does have some side affects until I get used to it, but hopefully those will go away soon. And hopefully it will help keep the pain at bay just enough for me to function. I never want to mask the symptoms of a bigger problem.
|Justin playing dead for Abishai.|
|Abishai took a couple of micro machines, threw them down a hole in Justin's desk while he was on Justin's bed. Then he would get off the bed, go around it, and find the cars, and then do it all over again. He did it multiple times.|
|Baba, play with me!|
|Balls! Oh, and that's another new attempt at a word! "Ball!"|
|Abishai gets up and down Justin's ladder with ease, and loves running on his mattress.|
|What can I say, the boy loves his hummus! He left the crackers behind.|
|Give me the hummus!|
|Abishai loves tickling Jared's ears, because Jared gets a real reaction! It really bothers him! Good times!|
|Abishai likes shooting the bad guys too.|
|I think we can see that they are related, check out those ears and round heads!|
|Tickling Daddy's ears! Or giving "wet willies!"|
|Benaiah's got some funny faces now and again.|
|Someday, I just might show this to a girlfriend or something. Or not.|
|Monkeying around, like a goat, giving brother a pat on the head.|
|One of the best games there is, playing peek a boo with the halfway.|
|Lots of giggles!|