Lots of things going on around here, but all typical family moments.
Rich left today to go to Atlanta, Georgia (for business) so I’ll be missing him. He will be back, Lord willing, late tomorrow night.
The children and I went for a walk today and found one more monarch caterpillar. This brings the total to 10. One caterpillar has turned into a chrysalis (it happened overnight) and today there is one beginning to spin it’s web to the top of the jar so he can hang down, too. The rest are eating a lot.
Today Jacob, Ethan, and Grace went to my friend Carolines’s house (who has two children) for their first Art class of the school year. Our families are paying a tudor to teach them once a week. Caroline just called and said it went very very well. I’m thrilled about this opportunity, my children all love Art and this will be one less thing for me to be responsible for. While the older ones were busy with that, I took the younger ones to the library.
I ordered some homeschool materials today online. . .I ordered their math books and also a bunch of books that we needed, from half.com. I also threw away an entire garbage bag full of last years papers and stuff from our homeschool cupboard. It looks nice and neat and empty again, waiting for the beginning of another year. I plan on starting school next week, using David’s public school schedule to keep us all on track.
We have also been. . . . . . .
making peach jam
swinging on our tire swing
and, playing in mud
Oh yes, a bubble bath and clean clothes were a must after that episode!
another quote to encourage us all;
“You demonstrate your love to your child less by presents, than by the mother’s language of love–by caressing words and looks. Love, in order to appear visibly and undisturbed, should be embodied in nothing but the tender mimicry bestowed by nature itself. A look, a tone of voice, expresses it immediately; but a gift only by the medium of translation.
“Parents, teach your children how to love, then you will not find it necessary to enforce any ten commandments. Inculcate love, and your child will have a rich ever-gaining or acquiring life. Teach how to love now, in this cold world, which is the January of time. . . . teach how to love.”
~Jean Paul Richter