Sunday, May 9, 2010
Okay. I'll admit I didn't take these pictures ON Sunday. Mother's Day itself was a little weird due to the fact that Paul had to go to the office to do final preparations on a HUGE case. We did, however, eat lunch at my favorite pizza hangout. (See what a cool mom I am? I requested pizza; not some frou-frou restaurant. Cool, I tell ya!) As soon as we got home, Paul headed out and then didn't return until nine something. But back to the pictures. This was my rockin' Mother's Day gift.
Notice anything different about me????????!!!
(Poor Atticus. It was awful bright out there for his baby blues.)
Monday, May 10, 2010
Our sweet friend made us a Chicken Pot Pie and this was the top!! Is that not something?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Today I was so excited to have our Digi-Block Demonstration Counter up and running again. (Our hundreds place wheel had a broken plastic part, so it wouldn't turn.) After contacting customer service for a part, they sent me a new wheel free of charge! Don't you love it when that happens?
Oh! Digi-Blocks are a math manipulative I fell in love with when I went to the NCTM conference one year (long, long ago) as a second-grade teacher. They're especially great for teaching place value and regrouping. If you live near me and are homeschooling your child and are needing some assistance on the whole regrouping thing, let me know! (Maybe we'll do a video demo sometime. That'd be fun!)
And then...these cards came in the mail today...from my adorable niece (top) and nephew (bottom cover).
Preciousness like this always makes me cry. That and hormones.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Today the kids wanted to have a picnic outside for lunch. So we did. It was windy. The picnic didn't last long since the food kept blowing away.
Oh, yeah. And we had Baked Oatmeal again today. I finally posted the recipe here.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
We had a make-up soccer game tonight instead of soccer practice. I know I've said this before, but Noah is quite the scrapper. No fear.
We all worked up such an appetite after the soccer game, we headed to Cracker Barrel. There we had a little game of checkers.
Friday, May 14, 2010
I cleaned the kitchen ALL morning long today. Scrubbed cabinet doors, organized, and mopped. And then I learned never to start the water to running in the sink (that "grammar" was so Southern, y'all...) for the mop water and then walk off to check on the kids, because inevitably there will be a dirty diaper waiting for me. And once I get that changed, I'll need to take the two-year-old to the potty, and then by the time I remember to walk back to the kitchen...
...I'll probably find that the water is all the way up to HERE!!!
But Atticus had fun with it.
Oh! And then I caught these two sitting on Nana's chaise lounge. Noah wanted to read Saylor a story. And she wanted to hear it! It made my heart happy to think how Nana would have loved to know her chaise was being used this way.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
The other day Noah came in after playing with some kids in the neighborhood. He told me that he and another kid had planned to have a Bible study on the corner on Saturday at 1:00. I was thinking, "Oh, really. Mm-hmm. I bet." He said, "We're going to study Matthew." I laughed so hard (inside). I really didn't think that either one of them would remember.
But they did.
Is that not the cutest?
That's my week, folks! I'm linking up at Sara's for the "project."