Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up September 11

After a nice long weekend with Daddy...which included no school on Monday...we worked hard to get five days worth of work into four day. Our schedule continues to be enjoyable, leaving us with time for some renewing masterly inactivity. Nice, very nice.

We are currently slogging through Newton's Three Laws of Motion in our Physics curriculum. I, personally, love to see the kids struggle with a concept. It's exciting to see them balanced on that edge just before understanding. Our conversations are more in-depth. There faces are more alive. It's a rare day, but it's the time when I am most thankful that I am able to be with literally watch them grow.

Embree is working each day to tame her new pet, Penny the Parakeet. She is very patient and, as usually, so fully knowledgeable about this animal. She has recently declared that she will study to be an ornithologist.

Reeves celebrated his ninth birthday this week. He invited friends to a hot dog and flag football party at our favorite park. Nana and Poppy visited to help celebrate. The highlight of the weekend had to be the family Wii Resort tournament! It is hard for me to believe that this child is only nine. The other two seem to be growing old before my eyes, but Reeves seems like he should be so much older. He is an old soul, a wise soul, in such a young body. He is a teacher and a precious gift. Happy Birthday dear one.

And Brice! I see Brice in the evening when we are snuggling before bedtime. Otherwise he is a dinosaur these days. The hours he has spent watching dinosaur documentaries has translated to his imaginative play. Most of the day, he is a Carnotaurus. He bites and scratches, which is truly becoming a problem for his siblings. He, and we, got to spend several hours with his birthmom this afternoon. I am so thankful that he loves being with her. She is a gift to our family.

After a week of rain, the last few days have been feeling quite autumnal. Windows are open and more time has been spent on the front porch. Daddy's happy...Dallas is one TV tonight. It must be Fall!! Welcome to our favorite time of year.

Have a great week!

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