Ok, enough of the ranting, but it is raining. Again. I'm glad it waited until tonight. We were in and out of the buildings we use for co op and I had to get Abishai from Grandma's, etc. Being dry is great! The day went fine otherwise. Save Abishai puking at Grandma's for no apparent reason. I detected a fever tonight though, so we'll see. And again, it's 48 hrs since he was in the church nursery. It's a phenonmon that is common with larger nurseries and daycares. It happened a lot when kids would go to church on Sunday and then came Tuesday morning, when we had our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meetings, and a bunch of kids would be sick. Or we would got to MOPS on Tuesday, and then on Thursday they would be sick. It drives me crazy because I have places to be and things to do and I can't always wait for everyone to be 100% healthy or we would never get anything done! So, hopefully it's nothing big and we can move on from it easily like my vertigo two days ago.
Abishai had some fun times with Grandma, besides the throwing up. He knew when it was time for naptime, and went to the bed, facing it, just waiting for someone to put him up there. He didn't know where his paci and blankie were though. He got excited when we picked him up and told him we could see Dada soon. On our way home, we saw a big 18 wheeler, and he said, "ve, ve" (whee whee) and "wow!" as well as vroom! He was playing with his cars and one of them was spinning on it's roof and he said, "ve, ve" for it, too. It's the new word of the week! Plus, "key" for "blankie." If he wants a cookie, he'll say it a little differently and use both syllables.
Oh, let's see,...Justin got a perfect score on his state abbreviation quiz today! Woot! Woot! Keturah had the option of doing it, but opted out (of course). She also needs constant reminders that she's doing work that his above her level and that none of us, her English teacher, her history teacher, or I, only expect her to do her personal best and NOT try to keep up with the big kids. We all praise her constantly and are proud of her for what she has done, like learned 6 parts of speech in the last six months when NONE of that was familiar to her.
Meanwhile, Benaiah had the day off because it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so he spent it working at the church being the gopher for whatever the construction men needed as they laid carpert and such in the renovated gym, now office space. So, Jared's office now has paint, carpet, and they started putting together the furniture! Woot! Woot! Progress! They have an all day planning session tomorrow for the e2 Ministry, so that should be exciting and fun. Not my cup of tea, but that's why the men "sit at the city gates" so they can discuss things. I'm sure there will be plenty of actionable steps, too, though. I'm a "give me the assignment and let me get it done" type of person, and not a visionary.
We finished the day by playing our video games and prepping our schoolwork for the rest of the week because it will be a full week of appointments and activities, including mine tomorrow, and I'm bringing 3 kids with me. Oh well. I did it for 14 years, I can do it again. I've been extremely spoiled by having Jared home for 10 months and relying on him to watch the kids so I can do appointments and shopping in peace and not mess up naptime. But we're going to make it fun by exchanging a Christmas gift and if there's time, visiting the Lego store on the northside. Then we'll stop off at Gary and Leah's house to visit with Gary's brother and wife, and then the middles and I will go see "A Dog's Purpose" for free! The offered a free screening just for homeschoolers! I know it's reincarnation, but I've already talked with the kids about it and watched Movieguide.org's review of it, and aside from that (large) part, it's a family heartfelt type movie. And it's free!
|Random: Justin has to put away the ceramic dishes, and these big plastic plates. He's so proud of himself that he made a rainbow with the plastic ones. What an organized goofball. Yes, it's a rainbow, I get it.|