Well, I’m feeling better since yesterday – it looks like the antibiotics are kicking in! I didn’t mention it (because I already felt like a complainer) – but I was also dealing with horrible back pain. Since I started the antibiotics, that’s largely gone away. I guess it may have had something to do with the infection. Anyhoo – I’m so happy to be feeling a bit better. 🙂
The girls have been such good helpers to me through all this. That picture above is from last night. The baby (still haven’t settled on a blog name yet for him) was getting fussy, so Paprika sat with him and sang the Duck Tales theme song on repeat.
I don’t know why he loves that song, but he does! Paprika tried switching songs, and he woke up and cried. As soon as she went back to Duck Tales, he fell back asleep. Ha!
Paprika also took Ellie (3) for a walk around the block. I snapped a picture as they were leaving – not the best picture, but I was holding baby and the sun was getting in his eyes.
Remember how I mentioned awhile back that our TV isn’t in the living room? It was in my bedroom, because I didn’t want the TV to be the center of the house. Anyway, after baby was born, I figured I’d get more rest with him if I moved the TV out to the living room…
The funny thing is that it doesn’t matter where the TV is because the girls just want to be with me. So – now we have a television in the living room that nobody’s watching. Instead, the girls sit on the floor of my bedroom, all huddled around one iPad.
I sometimes think we could live in a tiny house, because we all end up in the same room anyway. 🙂
I gave the girls a two week break from homeschooling in honor of the new baby – but before the first week was up, Ginger (8) came to me crying because she felt like she was “falling behind” in her studies.
What does that even mean? Behind what? Behind who?
So, at her request, we started back up homeschooling after only a one week break. Yesterday, Ginger read all of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, and then started reading the Who Is? Roald Dahl biography. (That’s the book she’s reading in the above picture.)
I think Ginger’s main concern is that she’s trying to surpass Paprika (11) in math. Ginger completes twice the number of math lessons Paprika does each day. So, if Paprika does one lesson, then Ginger does two. If Paprika does two lessons, Ginger does four. And so on.
Paprika’s not competitive at all, but Ginger sure is! Ha!
Today Ginger made Blondie Bar cupcakes with buttercream icing from scratch. She’s keeping us all happy with her sweet treats.
This weekend is Father’s Day – and then on Monday, Ginger turns 9! So, we have lots of celebrating on the horizon.
Hope you have a great weekend!