So I got a screen shot of the new schedule I’ve been working on. We started following it today and so far it works pretty well.
The girls played outside in the backyard first thing this morning while I put together some of their school work for later.
Once Payson got up we all went into the kitchen to bake some muffins.
And then while the kids ate breakfast I cleaned the counters.
And washed the dishes.
After breakfast Sierra cleaned up some blocks before heading into the school room.
We started with circle time. I brought out pillows for the kids to sit on but they all wanted to lay down instead. Sierra is crying in this picture because Brooklyn told her she couldn’t lay down.
Sierra was happy when I told her, “Sierra, Brooklyn is not in charge of you, if you want to lay down then of course you can lay down.”
I’ve blogged about what we do during circle before (right here, scroll down halfway). The unfinished poster board in the picture above is going to be like a circle time bulletin board. It’s not done but the girls begged me to do the calendar part so we did.
After that the girls got their pencil boxes and started working on their calendar pages and other worksheets. I got the idea to do calendar pages from here.
Payson was super excited when I gave him his very own pencil box with supplies.
Part way through her first worksheet Brooklyn got a timeout. Long story short she fights like crazy about doing any school work. It’s rather ridiculous. I always tell her she can go sit in her room until she’s ready to be polite and do her work again.
Today she started reading a book in timeout and wanted to stay in there for 20 minutes.
Sierra finished 10 of her kindergarten worksheets while Brooklyn was in timeout. She’s more than halfway done with her fourth workbook in three months. She loves worksheets!
Payson ended up coloring in his high chair for about ten seconds before whining to get down. I put his crayons and pencil away, of course, but he managed to find this marker in the garbage can 😛
(Luckily I spotted him with it before he got to the walls.)
Brooklyn randomly asked me to check her teeth for any that may be loose. She is really ansy to lose a tooth since most kids her age she knows have lost at least one by now.
I told her one of her bottom ones was a tiny bit loose and might loosen up more over the next few months.
She was so excited (even though I told her it still might be a year! lol) that she wrote a note to the tooth fairy to tell her about it.
The funny thing about that note is how she spelled “of” off. She asked me if “of” was spelled with one ‘f’ because she didn’t want to write “off.” I told her, “Yes, you’re right, ‘of’ is with one ‘f.'” But then she wrote “off” anyway. lol
(Geez, I need to take a refresher course in how to use quotation marks!)
Here she’s talking about how the tooth fairy will be excited that her tooth is getting loose.
After a bit of school work the kids had snack.
The blueberry muffins were gluten-free and really yummy. I got the recipe from here.
I finished folding the laundry.
While Sierra and Payson played with toys on the counter.
We did some other stuff, probably mostly school and then lunch. I didn’t take pictures so I don’t remember. lol
Then Brooklyn had quiet time while Payson and Sierra took naps.
I put my camera away for the afternoon. I pulled it out again around 4:30 to snap a picture of the kids playing with their legos.
When Allan came home we all went outside since it was so nice today. The high was only 96!!
I told Sierra her eyes were like mommy’s, the same color as storm clouds. She liked that 🙂
Allan was weeding the yard the whole time. We went in shortly after I took this because the gnats were driving us all crazy. There were hundreds out. Blech.
We came inside and spent some time goofing around in the family room. Then we read scriptures. Then the kids ate dinner and we got them in bed and Allan and I ate frozen pizza while watching the last half of the Lord of the Rings, the Two Towers.
I thought it was funny when Sam was telling Frodo, “You’re not eating. You barely sleep. It’s taken ahold of you, Mr. Frodo.” I told Allan, “Hey! That’s me! I’m not eating, I barely sleep!” I looked wide eyed down at my huge stomach and said, “I must’ve swallowed the ring!”
Not so funny typed out, but made me and Allan laugh at the time.