Then we got home and I started cleaning Princess Sparkles mess in her room, untangled and put up the solar system mobile, which was surprisingly still in good shape all the way from Charlottetown, and getting Abishai to eat a little bit of something before naptime. Meanwhile, Jenna, the neighborhood friend, came over and they are now playing outside with Barbies in the pool having a great time on this 72 degree, partly cloudy day! Socks is out and running around off his leash, too. And Abishai finally settled for a nap after being super crazy. He does understand and settles down fairly easily every day. Sometimes he protests a little, but it's not for long. He know he needs the nap and then he's ready for the rest of the day. And he's usually down for 3 hrs because he plays so hard!
Alrighty, I'm caffeinated and drugged (tramadol pain med), so let's go get some books on the shelves and put this schoolroom together! Another thing I have to remember when it comes to how much stuff I have is that if I didn't homeschool, I wouldn't have this big library of books and craft supplies. We have made this choice to homeschool, with all that it entails, and to live on one income, which is hard to do in this economic climate. Both of which, I wouldn't give up for the world. So, in time, I will learn to be more content and patient, because wow, girls playing outside can scream a ton when they are having fun! I'm so glad they are outside and NOT on an electronic! Praise the Lord! And they both have friends with parents that allow them to go back and forth between the two streets (after telling parents of course). There's lots of blessings, even when both toilets leak, and there are ants, and spiders, and sloping floors. Now back to work.
And now.....I'm exhausted! Friends were in and out. Abishai woke up in pain from his morning mouth injury. I emptied 4 boxes (sort of) of books, and placed some books in the fireside room that don't really go in the school room. They will be resorted and purged maybe. My lower back is aching and throbbing from bending over and making sure the dog and the toddler don't wander off and messing with a pool and cleaning up towels and and and. I'm declaring tomorrow a "no friend" day. I'll need a nap or just some lying down time, even if I have a good night's sleep tonight. And Keturah is starting to show a need for alone time. We'll hopefully make it to Taco Tuesday for Justin at lunchtime, but that's it.
And we walked over to Ice Cream's house again tonight because Abishai missed his siblings, who were gone for maybe an hour at that point. I met two new moms today as well, and Abishai got licked by one of their Boston Terriers, and kept going back for more licks! Oh, and I captured the sweetest, most perfect video of Abishai's best new words and phrases today. AND he said, "um" on the phone today to Daddy when Daddy asked him a question, before he gave his answer. Adorable!
|It was one of those red posts that ended up in Abishai's mouth, stabbing his gum or cheek. Very painful to eat or suck on his paci or sippy cup.|
|On our way home from Grandma's house, 3 kids and a dog.|
|Gorgeous day outside!|
|I'm pretty sure Abishai set all of these up himself. I'll have to verify that with the kids in the morning.|
|He set them up just so he could plow them all down again of course.|
|Abishai ate kale chips! I love vegetable (non potato) chips!|
|I think Justin finally has it in him to sort his Lego bricks by color (and size maybe?). It's what a master builder does. He's much more into the Legos than Benaiah was and I think he could be a master builder and make displays and such.|