Anyway, so, we were able to put a lot of effort into the kids' botany "gardens" today, which I have seriously neglected the last few weeks. Justin got stuck on it at co op yesterday, but when he slept on it and had a fresh mind this morning, he was able to come up with a couple of things to do with it. Keturah is in her element with designing and creating, so it has come easy to her. But we have a few burnt fingers from using the hot glue gun today. Justin used it for the first time and got burnt. Ouch! I have a nice welt on the side of my hand from some hot glue. This is why I don't usually do crafts that involve a hot glue gun. I'm an elmer's white school glue kind of gal, or fabric and thread handicrafts type of crafter. I'm not much for paint or hot glue guns. Anyway, they also worked on their writing assignments and did their math.
I'm glad I saved today's history lesson for a calm, non rushed day, because it was over the 9/11 attacks. I was able to take it slow and hopefully paint a picture of some of the horrific specifics of that day that the book didn't cover since I lived through it. I told them once again where I was and all that. I compared it (lightly) to when NYC was torn up during the first Avengers movie with the big creatures from Thor's heavenly world crashing through buildings. (I might be combining a couple of movies here, lol.) Grandma lent us a vhs tape of some of the real footage from that day that does not contain commentary that I'm going to have them watch a bit of tomorrow. The book talked mostly about the background of Osama bin Ladin and the basic outline of events of that day. The next lesson is on the War on Terrorism, and what happened to bin Ladin and the Talbian, etc. Then the very last lesson in this series of history books will be Revelation. The book was just published last year, so it goes up to 2014 I think. Then we'll start again with Creation. I haven't decided if we will start that before Christmas or after Christmas. We know the stories so well, that I don't think it would be hard to get started on it, but then again, I think it might make it a nice beginning to our year to start fresh with a new(er) book. We've already been through it 4 1/2 yrs ago, but Justin was 7 and Keturah was 4. I'm excited, even if they aren't.
We finished the day with the kids laughing and playing with Daddy while I had a nice chat with a friend and fellow Lilla Rose consultant over how we are going to set up our booth at the Christmas in Wanamaker event on December 3rd. If you are interested in more information for that, check out Facebook, but it's an annual event on the southeast side of Indianapolis. There will be lots of other vendors and I think a parade with Santa at noon. I'm sure it will be in the newspaper and I can give you more details closer to that date. I have a lot of reorganizing to do, but sometimes takes an actual deadline to get things like that accomplished. We'll have lots and lots of inventory to sell, so come get some Christmas gifts for all the women and girls (and even men with longer hair!) in your family!
|Still wanted to play with his balls and threw them into the house!|
|Lots of leaves make lots of crunching noise when we walked through them.|
|Abishai still doesn't understand why the water doesn't work anymore.|
|Keturah came to the park in her inline skates today to practice. She used them like sneakers and went across this equipment in the them.|
|When you are getting too big/old for playgrounds, you start to walk around the outside of the playground.|
|The leaves are almost gone, but they lasted forever! Unlike Charlotettown where one big storm and it's over.|
|Abishai wanted to stand in the spinning thing by himself today while Justin pushed the other part in a circle. He's growing up!|
|Inline skates or sneakers? Brave girl!|
|This angle makes her feet look big!|
|Peek a boo! Abishai has become "slide shy" lately. Not sure why, but he won't go down slides anymore.|
|But Abishai will climb up stuff. Hen early made it up there all by himself. I remember Benaiah being very afraid of bars like this even as a 3 and 4 year old! This guy isn't scared of much!|
|Justin's big feet coming down the slide.|
|Justin would push the red spinning thing and then get on until it stopped. Abishai couldn't find the right spot to sit in and tried every possible spot on there!|
|Yes, he's growing taller, eating a ton, having leg cramps at night. Sigh. He's not going to be little Justin for much longer. Just like Benaiah, he is very precise when cutting vegetables though.|
|I finally tried out my zucchini noodle maker! It was certain a different taste than regular noodles, but I didn't mind it. I didn't cook the zoodles though.|
|Peek a boo! He kept touching his orange car at dinner with dirty hands, so Daddy hid it in his pocket. Well, Abishai outsmarted Daddy and got MORE cars to put up on the counter top!|
|Then he got down from his chair and ran around the counter to say, "hi." Oh and he can shake his head back and forth for "no" and nods his whole body up and down for "yes."|
|Abishai went up past our front door and onto the lawn today to go around the building the long way. I helped him through the grass, but only a little bit.|