February 11, 2014

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Who is teaching who?

  • The kids were up early this morning.  The allure of the "read-a-thon" have left everyone except for Graham.  That child sat in the bathroom floor reading.  When my Graham reads, it is not in a quiet voice, it is in a shout.  So my morning went something like this "RED FISH, BLUE FISH"...made me want to bang my head against the wall.  But I couldn't be prouder of that child.  Though he continues to think that this is a contest and I think he really wants to win.  And he would since he has read over 400 pages already, seriously (remember 800 was the goal).  Now Graham and Reagan are around hovering around 100 pages each.  
  • Campbell had school this morning and she was pretty excited.  The first thing she asked was "is the weather okay?"  Unfortunately, the weather was perfectly fine and my baby had to go to school.  She had a blast there though and then loved spending time with Grannymom and Grandpa this afternoon.  
  • We started school this morning and the kids did really well.  Anderson took a very long time on phonics today but he was able to make up time with his other things.  But on the other hand, he has started carrying in math (regrouping is the fancy new word) and he gets it.  Poor Reagan really struggled with it but it hasn't been much of a problem for him.
  • After lunch, we had time to do a little bobsledding of our own-notice the pictures of the little ones in the laundry basket and the brothers pushing them.  And no I don't worry about Whitman too much-I am pretty convinced that God is taking care of that child.  Not only is someone always holding today I walked in to get him after his nap and he was eating something from on the school room wall.  I guess he was hungry for some cardboard.  And yesterday, I walked into the kitchen and my Reagan was holding Whitman upside down walking around with him.  Say a prayer for that baby!
  • We were able to play a game and then it was nap time.  Keaton was tired today because she open the fridge to get her own milk and started walking upstairs.  I was able to get a few things accomplished this afternoon-not nearly enough though because when Robby and Campbell came home we were working on Reagan's valentines.
  • Next year, I am going to take her to the store and have her pick out Valentines.  I was finishing emptying the dishwasher, helping her, keeping Whitman happy and fixing supper so I couldn't even snap a picture.  Poor Reagan missed another day of pictures-urgh.  Her valentines are 2 small candy canes put together to form a heart with white chocolate inside and sprinkles on top.  I didn't think they were going to work and was very worried about them.  Yes, I was so surprised when I took them off of the wax paper tonight that I went up to tell Reagan that they were perfect-even though she was already in bed.
  • The kids watched a Let's Make a Deal tonight and then a bit of the Olympics before bedtime.  Tomorrow's list is long, long but no worries we will get it all done...or maybe I will have to let it the laundry slide and Thursday will have to be naked day.

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