May 29, 2015

Playing office!
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  • I was the first one out of bed this morning and even though it was after 7, I still decided to get on the treadmill.  I figured that since no one else was really stirring (Graham was soon up and playing on his kindle) no one would miss me.  At one point, Campbell came downstairs and I asked who was up and she looked at me blankly and said "no one."  I knew this wasn't correct since Graham was in the living room so I tried asking again.  I rephrased my question asking this time "who was awake?" and the answer was the same.  She must have been the one not fully awake because just minutes later, I walked downstairs and everyone but Whitman was up.
  • We had our breakfast and started on our normal-ish summer school routine.  I guess that I had planned on us doing a bit too much during the summer or maybe I am just enjoying the lazyish days too much.  Every day it seems that I am looking at the list of what I had planned on the kids doing and saying "oh, let's just skip this today."  I never have anyone who seems distraught over it.  Today I let them skip writing in their journal.  
  • We still did our reading together time.  I knew that we were going to go to Beebee's place and the kids would get loads of candy there so I didn't let them have their normal piece of candy during our reading time.  So I asked them where we could sit and read that Whitman wouldn't think that he should go and get some candy.  We ended up in the bonus room and Whitman actually didn't notice us all leaving.  We weren't trying to hide from him but he eventually saw me and then everyone else sitting over there and started waving at us shouting "hi" from the kids window.  Soon he had gone down the steps, across the house and up into the bonus room and was playing at my feet as we read.
  • At 11:30 we loaded up with our peanut butter tortilla lunches in hand and went to see Beebee.  The kids were very well behaved today and devoured Beebee's box of candy.  She had her nurse bring everyone a cup of ice and we had some of her Dr. Peppers.  We didn't sty incredibly long because we had to get back near the house for a playdate nearby.
  • A friend from Bible study lives near us so we went to their house to play.  Whitman had a blast-he could see horses in a nearby field, he chased the dogs and watched the chickens.  He has talked about it for the rest of the day.  Anderson was impressed with thier massive amount of legos which I thought was very funny becuase we have a ton of legos ourselves but I guess the grass is always greener on the other side. 
  • Once at home, Whitman napped and napped while I worked in my school room closet.  The girls again spent most of the day playing office.  Today they were clothes designers-Reagan, who rarely plays anymore, really enjoyed playing and they asked me over and over to come and shop with them.  My favorite part of "shopping" with them is signing my name for Reagan's store and I sign a name like "Peter Pan" and Reagan gets upset with me or when Campbell and Keaton ask me for my phone number and I give them a 20 digit number-I try to see how long a phone number I can give them until they say "that's enough."
  • Cambpell was our order taker tonight and asked everyone what they wanted for supper-chicken spaghetti, jambolaya and/or green beans.  We had our supper and then all settled in to watch a movie.  I was snoozing on the couch beside a sleeping Keaton and an almost asleep Whitman when Reagan asked about me getting them popcorn.  I was readjusting Keaton so I could get up to make that popcorn when the lights blinked, blinked again and then went off.  
  • Power off in the middle of a movie was not what we had expected.  The kids all found flashlights and I tried to read a book to calm them down but that worked none.  The eventually had a scare/scream fest while Robby worked on the generator.  We didn't really need the genrator but we did need a diversion so he turned on a lamp, fan and Wheel of Fortune.  The kids watched tv for a while and then we tucked them in downstairs in our room.  They have been sleeping on our room the last few nights so things were still pretty much like normal.  But tonight Robby had a huge fan blowing on them to keep them cool and everyone seemed like they were going to sleep soon.
  • Robby went upstairs to take a shower and I went to brush my teeth and take out my contacts.  A bit later, I noticed that it was really bright outside and then realized our ligths were back on-no telling how long they had been on!  It was a fun evening even though it was a bit unexpected!

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