Hello from the zoo!
I mean, from my house!
The children were all home today because there was such wind last night that there were power outages. Thankfully, we never lost power here and it was a gorgeous day outside, a splendid and unexpected treat to have a day off from school. A gift, really.
My thoughts were to try and keep them doing constructive things and not allow them to spend too much time in front of the TV or computer.
It was a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry busy day, full to the brim.
I had a lot of fun photographing some of the best moments.
They played baseball.
David baked a chocolate cake.
We all ate the cake.
listened to music
did french homework
took a nap (Parker LOVES stuffed animals)
David made a jump rope.
the sun actually came out
Jacob played his drums.
The boys fought with light sabors.
And pretended to die.
Sarah didn’t approve of lunch.
The stream is overflowing.
Caleb found a dead bird and wanted me to see it so I let him take my camera to photograph it. (anyone know what kind of bird this is??)
Grace is reading Sherlock Holmes.
We got the bikes out.
Guess what Caleb is yelling?
Seth had the best day ever, with so many brothers at home and such a nice weather day.
The older three played basketball.
The UPS man dropped off a big box, containing a new whisk and pans! I am especially looking forward to using my new sandwich bread pan.
There was an immediate fight over the box. Seth won.
Caleb and yours truly
Guess what? I hung clothes on the line! (two loads!)
Grace and I had tea with organic honey.
We tried watching a movie but half way through the disc wouldn’t work. David was VERY disappointed and wouldn’t get over it til I made him to go bed.
There were many problems brought to me involving not sharing, or wanting a turn, or someone getting hurt by someone else, or what have you.
Non stop noise and chaos, messes everywhere.
Sarah needing more snuggles than usual and hating the wind outside.
Problems with attitude and obedience. Many opportunities to teach, correct, train.
No time to do anything but be available to the children, or clean, or laundry.
The hours flew by.
They say that someday I’ll miss these days.
I’m certain I will.