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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Our Week with a Birthday
This was the last week of summer for us. It's flown by so fast.
I've really been enjoying watching the Little Ones learn new things. Building with the bristle blocks, making towers, putting words together, this is such a fun age for observing growth.
Because of them, the other kids have had a renewed interest in some of the simpler toys in our house.
We dumped the block bucket one day and separated out all the different types of blocks with each child getting one kind: big alphabet blocks, little alphabet blocks, unit blocks, plastic blocks, etc.
I got a chance to make a pair of nightgowns this week. I'm thinking I might stack & whack a pile of leggings nexts.
School orientation night for Brianna and Eli happened this week. Bri painted most of the flags on this wall.
And she helped paint this mountain scene on another teacher's wall.
Checking out the new locker.
The Magnatiles continue to be a favorite here. The Little Ones like them, too.
I bought candles this time! (We kind of suck at the candle thing most birthdays.)
Sam turned 18. My 4th child is now a grown up.
I took Miss Katie in to be adjusted. She got a new type of foot. We're going back this coming week with both girls.
The new wooden Tetris puzzle continues to be popular.
We used to have a huge basket of board books. After Katie outgrew them, I pulled out a few of my favorites and donated all the rest. With our little visitors here, I find myself wishing I had kept a few more of them. They love to look at books. Blue will ask for a book at nap or bed time.
This is the face I get when I try to take a picture of Sam.
There was a pizza fundraiser for one of the coaching families. The kids had fun hanging on the trees, and the teens had fun hanging out with the team.
These were dresses that I made for Katie a couple years ago. It makes me smile to see them in use again.
I love my teenagers. They make me laugh. After getting all the supply lists for their various classes at orientation, we got out the school supplies bucket and loaded up their backpacks.
It looked a little like a bomb went off in the school room, but we had everything except some pens and composition books.
Now it's time to clean the school room and plan out our first week of homeschool! Yikes. This is getting real!
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