Sorry, but my life has been lately consumed by school, books 4 & 5 of The Codex Alera, the kids’ various activities (for the first time ever I am a soccer mom!) and er… a bit of Quartz. Some of the things we did this week:
- Went to visit the science museum with our college-student babysitter. We hiked a little ways on a trail and stopped to examine every fungus we saw. The Baron blew a spider–pop!–off its web. Poor critter.
- Read Ursula Le Guin’s Catwings to the older two who were just enthralled. Today we drew and colored our own cats and cut out oil-pastel-colored wings for them.
- I was both amused and bemused at how excited Sir I. is about The Hobbit, which David is reading to him. He’s so excited that he will often read ahead on his own after David’s voice has given out. My kid. Reading. The Hobbit. This time last year he was reading Henry & Mudge and Syd Hoff books. My mind boggles.
- On a similar note, Miss M. and I are doing little two-minute reading lessons. She’s not wild about our primer, but she can read lists of words! Al, Sal, Hal. bat, ban, band. She’s doing great!
- We made a sugar cube step pyramid. And a sugar cube box. And sugar cube towers. And sugar cube… oh wait. We ran out of sugar cubes.
How was your week?
That sounds one glorious week Rabia. I’d have liked to come and play with the sugar cubes too – sounds lots of fun 🙂
And I feel so excited to hear about your kids reading The Hobbit, Ursula Le Guin and the primer. Something for everyone.
I never had kids but I had a kid sister and used to read to her – I loved it. So did she – and still remembers 🙂 Happy days.
My week seems a long struggle compared with the warmth and activity of yours. Some adjustment is needed. Thanks for sharing 😀
You’re welcome, Prue.
Of course, you know I did leave out all the not-sunny bits about our week: our very bizarre interaction with a neighbor (!), the times I was less than pleasant to my family, and all the times I had to take my kids to task for being rude/disobedient/unkind/etc.
I think the unabridged version of my week would be more realistic, lol.
Pshaw! Why spoil a good story 😉
Ah! But realistic is overrated, didn’t you know? :grins: I get all sorts of vicarious fun hearing about your littles. It ALMOST makes me want my own. But then I think of all the nanny stories my aunt brings home and “remind myself I’m single and end the conversation.” (paraphrase – While You Were Sleeping)
But it was a goodish week. Sleepy a lot and busy as all get out. Had to be there for my godmother at HER mother’s memorial service. I nearly bawled three times: when I gave remarks for my grandmother (couldn’t make it), when the goddaughter gave remarks, and again when the old vets gave her a military salute and played taps for her.
Condolences on your godmother’s grandmother’s passing.
I hope the rest of your weekend is low-key and restful!