Why are our mornings always slow? And then why can't I get enough done while baby naps? And then why did I think I could get more done when 3 kiddos went to a hockey game with Jared and I have Mr. "Attached to Mommy's Hip" "helper" all evening? Hm,....I think that sums up a good portion of the day. Not enough every gets done. It's 10:17 pm and I spent 5 minutes on looking at a tax form. And maybe 5 minutes on typing out a planner for school this week (the goal being to have the rest of the year typed out). Good grief! And this nose! Never, ever, EVER play around with a teenage boy who weighs, well, a lot, like a lineman, expecting not to get hurt. Wowzers!
Enough of the whining...because enough did get done today. There were some great laughs. The kids got to a hockey game (first and last time they will probably go this season). I learned a lesson or two. And tomorrow's a new day.
So, trying to change up the blog today a bit, I took pictures of some of our current homeschooling books. Because, the kids will want to know what they did someday, right? Lol.
|Awesome book! The kids WANT me to read this one last because they want to save the best for last! Very short, Aesop's fables-like stories, but in the Jewish tradition. Recommended by our history book during our Old Testament studies.|
|Keturah won't finish her book, but she's on multiplication in her MUS Gamma book.|
|We found this fidgit type ball in Justin's room, but it's loud when the balls are clicked from spot to spot.|
|Keturah's newest creations.|
|Just the leftovers from those pretty big flowers we had. Not too bad!|
|Keturah made and hung this a month or so ago.|
|Yes, "Wet Hands" by Minecraft. Why did I have agree to finding and printing this off? Justin, with some of my help, learned this basic line and it drives me crazy! Ignore Smitty's bleached tip hair in the background though. That was many years ago.|
|It's the attack of the Abishai! He literally attacked ALL of us! With lots of different grunt sounds.|
|The only thing that can knock a 14 year old linebacker is his little brother!|
|Keturah had been watching Berenstein bears before leaving for the hockey game, so that's what we started with this evening. He seemed to like it.|
|Big laughs and giggles when Mommy wears her dishwshing gloves. It was his idea to try them on!|
|Then he went attacking his cars like I had been attacking him!|
|Spoiled baby got pushed all the way from our room to the kitchen in Mommy's computer chair. "I sit! I sit!"" Yes, child, we know you are the king around here.|
|We found some Lowe's "Build and Grow" cars that the boys had made, so of course Abishai lined them up on my desk. I went to turn off the police car's light and he got upset. So I left them there until he went to bed.|
|"Bice! Bice!" even when it's spitting rain.|
|Meanwhile, back at home.....Abishai owns the bed, the couch, the chair, you name it! Oh and the remote!|
|"You can't see me! But I sit and I own the chair!"|
|"Would you just look at my handiwork? Now you can't type tonight! (evil laugh)" or "I thought you needed some friends to keep you company tonight, Mommy!" - Abishai|