The camera on my phone mysteriously shattered this week, so most of these photos are from Evan’s phone. I have no memory of dropping it, the girls did not have the phone, and Ellie was asleep in-between the time I took the last picture and the time I found it broken. I feel like I need to put my super sleuths on the case. Haha.
The last picture I took on my phone before I discovered it broken one hour later:
Thankfully, I was able to order a new camera lens for my phone from Ebay for $6 – and it arrived today, complete with its own set of screwdrivers and instructions to install. Sounds like a good project to do with the girls.
Anyhoo – if this post is light on pics, that’s why!
Violet (6) has been busy making her “Fiona Dolls” out of old Bratz dolls. We’ve had a lot of fun with that, plus just painting together with acrylics.
Violet (6) finished her “Reading Eggs” program – all 120 lessons! Paprika did the program at age 5, and Ginger skipped it entirely because she taught herself to read very well by age 4. Violet was already a pretty strong reader when she decided to do Reading Eggs – but the program was so much fun, she enjoyed it and wanted to stick with it. Now she’s moved on to Reading Eggspress and and is continuing Math Seeds (the companion math program – it goes to third grade), which she also loves.
Right after she got her “Completion Certificate” for Reading Eggs:
Ginger (8) writes and draws constantly – then she hides her creations so no one can see what she’s made! I found part of this short story that she wrote, hidden away in a drawer. It is SO Ginger. I had to take a picture to remember it forever. I typed out the story below the picture, so it’s much easier to read.
Binori and Risheier: The Two Halves of One Half of the World.
Chaper One: If You Went There
Where? You may ask. In a small town, in a completely random state and town. Nobody knows which state nor town it is in. However, if you were in the correct town, then you just could not miss the beautiful tree. It had a sorta whitish maple color for its wood, and pink, purple, and green leaves. It had so many branches you’d lose track immediately if you tried to count. However, at the very, very top of the tree, an unusual leaf was there in the shape of a key. At the very bottom of the tree, there was a small keyhole just the leaf’s size. If you were smart enough to actually enter the leaf into the hole, you’d fall down a long tunnel, a really long tunnel. You would see everything. Every single thing. You’d know everything. And that’s my only word for it. Everything.
Another fun thing I want to remember –
I was watching American Idol with the girls – we always try to watch the shows Evan works on, if appropriate. Anyway – at one point, Ryan Seacrest said, refering to the three judges: They are the three top talents in the music industry.
At which point, Violet (6) said aloud: I thought the three top talents in music were Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart!
Ginger and Paprika wholeheartedly agreed. Ha!
Also – I overheard the girls talking this week about how they want to raise their children – to be smart, hardworking, to love reading, and most of all to be kind people. I don’t know why – but that made me happy. 🙂