Saturday, March 9, 2013

Busy new year

Well I guess I will go backwards. Last week was basically a wash as we were - gasp - sick!!!!!! We are recovering now so all's well. But I did get a quilt block done and it was my first ever attempt at paper piecing. I am doing a mystery quilt block of the month with riley blake designs. A friend from church gave me a bunch of fabric from his wife who had passed away a few years ago. So I am going to make him a quilt out of it. He doesn't know it yet - the little girls will surprise him with it. He loves them and they are warming up to him.

The picture of Kristinie the Great is from co-op. She and her class made the digestive system. A working one at that. We decided when they blow up the lungs they look like breast implants!!!! We - my friends and I - were cracking up when the kids came out of their classroom!

Robert and his friend Alex are working on a project in his co-op class. It is a history class and they must be focusing on wars because they picked the Vietnam War. They actually took their Great Wall of China project from another class and turned it into Vietnam. If they were in public school they probably would have been suspended for using army men. I am reminiscing here about the little boy who brought cupcakes to school with army men on them and he had to take them off! The other little boy on the right is Roberts friend Noah. He and his family live right behind us! We are so excited to have a homeschool family so close! They are all boys so no girls for the girls.

The picture with Lindsay sewing is my favorite! She is making a banner for her room. In decorating cirles they are all the rage. I am a square therefore I do not fit in decorating circles. I leave that to our Lindsay - our fashonista in training. She spends most of her time staring at me or looking up at the sky. I am sure its because I have such good taste.

Here ks what happens when you give your two youngest children benadryl in the middle of the day. Yep. They are supposed to be cleaning their room. What are they doing? Sleeping. I even found Kristinie the Great under the bed sleeping!

Our weekly favlrite breakfast is Norwegian pancakes. I have gotten so talented at making them I can use two frying pans. This photo is what happens when you depend on your children to help each other but are actually behaving like pirhanas, leaving Number Five to her own devices with the sugar. This pancake was not eaten by the way. It was quarantined to the trash can.

Today was such a nice day we went to the park near us. The children are looking for baby alligators. No, just kidding! They are looking for dinner - crawfish! Okay no they arent looking for dinner but they are looking for crawfish. Our trips to the park are the most distressing paart of my week. We start out all yay we are going to the park and we are going to ride our bikes and we are going to go really fast so Mommy and Daddy dont have to walk their bikes - oh wait they decided to walk instead so we are going to pedal furiously to the cut through then instead of waiting patiently for us to catch up we are going to cry like we have broken a limb, being sure we embarass our parents terribly. And its downhilll from there. But they really love the park.

Well that wraps up this weeks antics with us. Have a great week.

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