Just *one* more day is all I ask of the weekend! Just one more day! =) Alas, here we are on Monday!
The weekend was great! Saturday night Kendall had a birthday costume party for some homeschool friends of hers. Tyler has been asking repeatedly to go to, of all places, Newbury Comics! LOL!! I don't think I ever realized how inappropriate things are there! I guess as a regular adult you don't realize how vast their stock of inappropriate items is but when you walk in there with children it almost hits you left and right everywhere you turn. Thankfully Ty is still only interested in the stuffed animals, super hero figurines, funky hats and gloves and socks. But I was on heightened alert for sure making sure to steer him in the right direction! But the 8th grader in me (and my husband who was receiving the funny and inappropriate texted pictures of some of their items) was laughing very hard.
|Little Red Riding Hood!|
|Ty and I at Inappropriate - I mean Newbury Comics|
|hahahahah...look at the title of the book he found! We did not buy this but I must admit, I was tempted! lol!|
|Such a beautiful day!|
|my walking buddy!|
|Yes folks, that's MY jacket! She's into borrowing some of my clothes - let me make it very clear - I am NOT borrowing hers! ha!|
|Handsomeness all around!!|
|The Winston Women!|
|This was WAY too funny not to take a picture of. This is totally AWESOME!!! (not my car)|
|Jelly beans make waiting for dessert MUCH easier!|
|Happy Birthday Grandma!!!|
|Make a wish!!|
|Is that CAKE?!?!|
Today was totally not our normal day as Kendall was invited to an all girls homeschool event at a friends house. As much as it was hard for me to bend from our normal daily regimen, this is what homeschooling is about. I want my children to branch out, try new things and meet new friends. My dear friend Carla came and generously picked Kendall up as Ari naps in the morning so I would have been unable to get her there in time for the event. Before Kendall went she was able to do her spelling words, some multiplication and her DEAR time. I just knew that when she got back she'd be way too tired to delve back into schoolwork. (as it turns out, I was correct!! She was exhausted!)
|What's up punk?|
|All of the books we read this morning!|
|totally snuggled down while Ari napped|
|I love his hand on my arm while we read...it was so sweet and reminded me of when he was really little...sigh =)|
|working on multiplication!|
|helping me peel tomatillos for salsa!|
We went to pick up Kendall from her gathering, came home and had lunch and I went for a walk with Ari and Katie. Kendall and Tyler stayed home and rested. Last winter Kendall took a home alone safety class and once in a while I will leave her here, sometimes with Ty, while I run up the street for a very quick errand or when I'm around the neighborhood. It makes her feel SO proud and responsible. We talk about not answering the door nor the telephone for anyone except me and Daddy.
After my walk and the children's rest time, they came into the classroom to read and draw.
Tomorrow should prove to be a much more regular day around these parts! See you all then!