This week has been light on schoolwork and heavy on play.
Playing Blokus, one of my favorites. Amazon links in this post are affiliate links. Thanks for your support.
Playing football, as the last game of the season happened.
Playing tic tac toe.
And playing dominoes.
We decorated the Christmas tree.
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We seem to be missing a box of ornaments, because some of the special ones for Hannah and Katie haven't shown up this year.
I really need to go through all the ornaments and sort them by child, but UGH, that does not sound like fun.
Using the pouch lids to decorate the felt Christmas tree.
When we decorated the tree, I realized I haven't updated on Luke for a while. He's doing well in his new family. He's going to school. There's an appointment scheduled for January, after which his family should be able to get a court date to finalize his adoption. I got a very cute picture of him at Halloween. If you see me in person, ask to see it on my phone.
When Eli was a baby, Paul used to do clapping push ups with little Bubba on his back.
I reminded him of this, and he decided to prove he could still do push ups with big Bubba on his back.
And he can do clapping push ups with Katie on his back. I'm very impressed.
This, of course, led to all sorts of demonstrations of manliness from Josiah, Sam, and Eli.
Taking advantage of holiday hours, we stopped at Toys R Us one morning after taking Eli and Brianna to school. One of the staff thought the girls needed birthday crowns. Okie doke.
The girls' new legs arrived by mail when I was in China, but neither is quite right. We're going in to Shriners this week to get them adjusted. Poor Katie's doesn't fit at all, and Hannah kept falling down at first because the knee wasn't locking when it was supposed to.
I've decided to let this time between Thanksgiving and Christmas be a more relaxed time of enjoying one another's company and less about pushing to get a set amount of school work done. This is hard for me, right after the kids doing "light" school work while I was gone in China, but the reality is, with the exception of spelling, we're doing just fine on meeting our year goals. I need to just chill.
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