Saturday, August 03, 2013

Our weeks ~ July 22 & July 29

These two weeks are going to be posted together because our big event the week of July 22 was followed up with a zillion supporting pictures the week of July 29! :)

What is cuter than a kitten?
Two kittens!
Yes, we adopted two kittens!  They are Manx cats (they are born with a bobtail).  Meet Felix (black and white) and his sister, Trixie (tawny tiger stripe)!  They have been with us for just over a week now and we have thoroughly enjoyed them.  They have settled in beautifully and are a fun addition to our family!  Here goes the zillion or so pictures. :)
 Look at those big kitten-ears!
 They are like kids...they prefer the paper towel tube to the nice toys we bought them. :)
 Trixie watching television
 Hanging out with the kids
 Felix watching the ceiling fan
They are snuggly and smart and playful and very entertaining!

Does this look like double trouble or what?!
 In other big news around here, this past Monday (July 29) was our first day of school!  David started sixth grade and Abigail started fourth grade (where has the time gone?!).
Of course, the kittens helped with school.  First, Mindy had to demonstrate that SHE has first rights of refusal at the school table.
Once they learned who was boss, the kittens stole papers, grabbed pencils and erasers, and took naps on our schoolwork.  This is definitely one of the perks of homeschooling!
We got a special surprise Monday night -- a friend of ours who is a "computer guy" gave us two laptops, all ready for the kids to use for school!  This was a huge blessing since we have a few computer-based programs that we are incorporating into school this year, so now the kids can both do those lessons at the same time, rather than having to juggle everyone on my desktop.  Needless to say, the kids were VERY excited!
 Here is David working on his keyboarding lesson and Abigail working on Spanish.
Monday through Wednesday afternoons, we had Backyard Bible Club, which the kids really enjoyed.  Here they are on their final day of Club, which happened to be Water Wars day.
Abigail made some great catches for her team...
...and here is David making the final catch to win for his team!
For some reason  :), David was everyone's favorite target during the water balloon fight.  Do you see the giant yellow balloon in the lefthand corner?   The teen guys made that one especially for getting David!
And just because I happened to have my camera with me, here is a shot of the precious group that Bruce and I teach at church on Wednesday night.  They were all tired from a busy week of Club but they still had way more energy left than their teachers did!
 After a very good but long and busy week, what better way to end the days than with a kitten snuggle?!  I'm loving it!


Delighted Hands said...

Great to see the kids in action but the kittens steal the show in this post! Thx for the updates! <3

Bethany said...

What cute kitties! How funny that Mindy showed them who is boss during school time. Enjoy your school year!

cj and family said...

I've been behind in all things blogland--including keeping up with my friends! :) Your new kittens are adorable! And happy new school year--so glad you have the laptops for the kids! Hannah's doing some computer-based classes as well this year, and I'm very thankful we have a laptop for her use.

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