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

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

Friday, July 17, 2015

Our Week - mid July

Sam spent the week at wrestling camp.  I'm so happy to have him home!  He had a great time.

Brianna has been feeling artistic, and was working on a copy of one of her favorite posters.  She's really enjoying getting to spend a lot of time with friends this summer.

The Little Ones have been enjoying our pouch lid collection.  Now that we have puffs in the house again, I discovered that those containers are great for playing with, too.  They have been having fun putting lids in and dumping them out again.

Most activities only hold their attention for a maximum of 3 minutes, so I've really been tap dancing to find lots of things to interest them.  We tried dropping Popsicle sticks into a large beaker.

And we tried simple puzzles, too.

And pop beads.

I managed to make them a couple of dresses and some matching hair bows, which they wore to their visit today.  They looked so cute!

Eli's strong!  He can hold Hannah and Katie at the same time.

I love the way Hannah's hair is flying out as they spin around.  Hannah and Katie went to the dentist this week, and we'll be off to Shriners next week.

I know more things happened this week, but somehow I'm not picking up the camera much these days.  I'm enjoying this season of sippy cups and diapers and laundry.

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  1. It sounds like a good week.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. It was a good week! Busy, but it feels good.

  2. Your baby guests need heavy things to do. If you can, make some big heavy bean bags, about the weight of cans of soup. They will use their muscles more and feel challenged and as they move the bean bags around, they will feel a sense of accomplishment. I've seen the need for "heavy work" in small kids in my daycare and found the suggestion in my favorite book on adoption attachment.

    1. Oooh, thanks for the suggestion! We have bean bags. Maybe I'll tie up a few in a playsilk and see what they think of that.