the kids spent hours yesterday and today creating cities out of blocks and dinosaurs and forts out of blankets and tables. when they play so great together and are using their little imaginations, I don’t want anything in the world to interrupt them.
during learning time, beckham flew through everything I had prepared for him today. it’s like he’s so hungry for more all the time, I can’t keep up with him. he’s been working on memorizing his (my) phone number and has been singing it all afternoon.
we have reinstituted quiet time in the afternoons around here. I wondered if they’d put up a fight considering we were not in the habit of doing that during the school year, but they will each spend a good amount of time in their rooms with their books. it’s a good break for everyone and I love that they are reading so much.
speaking of which, I finished the second book in the Maze Runner series today, The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner. If you liked hunger games, check them out. some people have bizarre minds.
I have been having major contractions lately- I feel like they either need to get me closer to having a baby or stop for a while and considering it’s not quite time to have a baby yet, they may need to relax a little!
I love that sprinklers are so entertaining. they do not require the watchful eye quite like swimming does, but still provide lovely wet activity that wears them right out.
yesterday we played Sorry! after church. I won. then beckham took pictures of me because I can do cool tricks that no one else can do, like balance a cup on my tummy. he tried. and failed.
then we played the flour game after FHE. I’m sure it has another name but I don’t know what it is. Put a dime at the bottom of a cup, pack it with flour, carefully dump the flour mold on a flat plate and place on a flat surface. Take a knife and take turns slicing down the flour until it becomes so unsteady that it topples over. Whoever dumps the dime has to pull it out of the flour with their teeth. My dad introduced this to the kids a few weeks ago- we used to play it when we were little- so we taught it to Dent last night. Seneca severely compromised the tower with one of her slices and I ended up dumping it. after digging for a minute (disgusting), cooper offered to save me. I let him. warning: this game can get intense and may cause tears. it’s also hilarious. in the first pic coop was so nervous he couldn’t watch.
it was a good day.