September 10, 2015

Homeschool Day!
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  • Whitman is the best sleeper ever-he will usually wake up and just play in his bed for the longest time quietly until I come and get him.  He never really calls for me to come and get him and never wakes up in he middle of the night either...except for last night.  I woke up around 1 with him screaming "Momma, get me out!" So I went to check on him and he started handing me his trains from his bed as we do each morning.  I was quick to hand those babies right back to him while trying to explain that it was still night time.  Of course with the hall light on, my words didn't make any sense so we went into the dark kitchen and sat and looked outside for a bit.  Then with a cup of milk, he happily went right back to bed.  He has some eczema on his chin and I do believe that is what was bothering my baby.  (He is well medicated tonight so maybe he will sleep all night.)
  • Anderson was the one who got to ride with Keaton to school this morning along with Robby and Whitman.  Today was one of our homeschool meeting days and I would have kept her with us but it was also bring a bear to school day so of course she couldn't miss that.  
  • While they were all gone, we picked up here and did a bit of school work.  Pretty much as soon as the others came home, we loaded up to go to Jodee's house for our homeschool day.  The kids had all read a book and then drawn a picture and written a summary of each chapter.  They then told briefly about their books and we laid their work on the dining room table so we could all ooh and aah over them. 
  • Reagan read Mr. Popper's Penguins.  Anderson's book was The Boxcar Children and Graham read The Matchlock Gun.  Campbell's report was about Caps for Sale and Keaton, who didn't get to do hers today because she didn't arrive at Jodee's house until after school, did her report on The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
  • After the reports were over we gobbled down our lunches and then the kids swam most of the afternoon.  We did break long enough to celebrate a few September birthdays: Eden, Sara and Reagan (who share a birthday), Cate (her birthday is the day after) and Keaton.  They all had their own candle to blow out and then we devoured the big brownie and a pan full of cookies.
  • Back at home, the kids had a noisy afternoon-I really wanted a quick nap but it never happened so I just made supper instead!  After supper, the kids played the xbox and finally had much needed showers.
  • Pretty late tonight, we went walking with the Wilsons and the kids all played inside while we walked-Whitman even found a video with someone hiding Thomas trains in play doh and this was a big, big hit with him.

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