Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Here is a picture of Abigail working some addition on the chalkboard. She really is something else.And yes, she is wearing a Christmas shirt. I tried to explain to her that it's for Christmastime, not for September, but then I thought, what does it matter?! I let her wear it and she was so enamored with her pretty Christmas shirt that it took some convincing to get her to exchange it for pajamas tonight.
Incidentally, today was school day #40 -- hooray!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
^Our bowl of pumpkins and gourds from Grandpa & Grandma
Saturday, September 20, 2008
...and with their great-grandparents
On the hayride
My Grandma, Abigail, and me...Grandma and I are holding our finished Mystery Totes!
(My mom finished hers, too!)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
David showing off some of his insects
Abigail said she would rather find berries for the chickens!
Throwing "candy" to the chickens (yes, I enjoyed it as much as the kids did!)
Abigail especially liked that they were in a fence, so she could enjoy them "safely"!
After we exhausted the local insect supply,we dug up a clump of pampas grass that Karen bequeathed to me. The kids got into the action, too.
After that, we went inside to clean up, eat lunch, have dessert, and for the rest of the afternoon Karen and I looked at pictures and chatted while the kids alternately played and got nosy around her house. :) We ended the day with one last foray to the chicken coop because David insisted that we should check for eggs again...and the kids were delighted to find another half-dozen or so eggs waiting for them!
We had such a great day! A wonderful end to our *thirtieth* day of school, and a great beginning to our new science chapter. Thank you so much, Karen!!!
...the cat was my only companion, and she kept giving me insulting looks for messing up the normal schedule......but I was very happy to finish most of my GI quilt blocks! I also managed to have my devotions (it's very quiet, even in our house, at that time of the day!), get today's school stuff ready since I didn't have a chance to do it yesterday, and eat breakfast (again?), all before everybody else woke up. It was nice to get so much done, but I really would rather sleep until a normal time...here's hoping for a full night's sleep tonight...but just in case, I will have my sewing all laid out and waiting for me!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Above: Baker partway through the clean-up process...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
The kids are also continuing to do great with their piano lessons. They do very well with practicing (most of the time, anyway) and below is a picture of David finally starting to conquer his difficulty with keeping his fingers rounded -- hooray! Seeing them learn has even reinspired me and I have been plunking away at one of my old lesson books, trying to re-limber my fingers (I can't believe how stiff and out of practice they are!).
Guess that catches us up for now...