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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Our Week - the Two Week Version

I didn't do an Our Week post last week, since we were out of town.  So some of these pictures are from before we left, and the rest are from this week.

Eli made this sign.  I thought it was amusing.

I have been trying to come up with toddler activities for our Little Guests.  It's been a couple of years since we've had kids this little in the house, and I'm a little rusty at it.

We tried coloring, but they're not into it.  Buttons were interesting, but they don't yet have the fine motor skills to push them through the slots in the lids.

The colored rice was fun, but predictably, got scattered everywhere.  I'm open to suggestions, if anyone wants to comment with their favorites for the under 2 set.

A silly moment with Eli.

I did a little sewing before our trip.  I picked up the fabrics at Hobby Lobby while Eli and Jack were at the dentist, and made the Little Ones peasant tops and bloomers to wear to their next visit.  The extra bows are barrettes.  They looked so cute in these!  I'm planning to have them wear these outfits to church on Sunday.

When we got home from our trip, I whipped up another Pack & Play sheet.  If you're interested, I did a tutorial on how to make a fitted sheet a while back.  I love this Brown Bear, Brown Bear fabric, it makes me smile.

Paul is getting more experience fixing body parts.  Recently, Hannah's kneecap popped off, and while we were on vacation, Katie got dirt caught in her prosthetic.  The button to release her leg from the gel liner was stuck.  A tiny screwdriver, a little canned air, a flashlight, and Baba was able to get everything working again.

Speaking of prosthetics, Hannah and Katie will be going back to Shriners in a couple of weeks.  I'm curious to see how much they've grown.  Hannah usually needs her leg lengthened about a quarter inch or so.

One of these snakes was from last year's trip, but the blue and green ones were from this year.  Eli was coming up with names for them.

We managed to do a little bit of school stuff this week, despite the extra small fries in the house.  Hannah and Katie did handwriting and Hannah did an art project.  Katie is working on the fine art of folding.

Only 6 weeks of summer left, can you believe it?  Sam is off to wrestling camp tomorrow.  The rest of summertime is going to fly by before we know it.  Somehow I don't think I'll be re-doing the school room this year, either.  Ah, well.  I love being busy and being able to help out.  Someday, we won't need a school room any more, and I can clear it out and paint it then, if it doesn't happen beforehand.

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  1. Lovely week. Tom Sawyer's knee dislocated last year and he was on crutches for a week and brace for a month. I am sorry you all are having injuries. The little outfits you made are so cut. Have you tried shaving cream in a ziplock bag? The little ones can push it around and make pictures with out the mess. We used to call them cloud bags.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. The shaving cream bag is a great idea, thanks! I'll add a little color to them, too, to make it more interesting.

      Sorry to hear about TS's injury! At least with prosthetic legs, when something goes wrong, it doesn't usually hurt.

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    1. :) Thank you! I need to get to work on cow dresses for Hannah and Katie for Chick Fil A's dress like a cow day coming up!

  3. What a fun week! I adore the outfits you made. Beautifully done :-)

    1. Thank you! I'm having such fun with our little guests. I'll really miss them when they go.