Here’s a little of what we’ve been up to this week!
We have been reading aloud The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh – and so, I found the girls’ stuffed animals in the garage. Pooh, Tigger, and Rabbit were hiding out in some clear bins, and I pulled them out – and oh, the joy! It was like finding long-lost friends. The above picture is Ginger with Pooh bear, introducing him to Ellie. Pooh has hardly left Ginger’s side all week!
Ginger reading to Pooh:
We had our first homeschool sewing class yesterday! Our homeschool group decided to all get together in a church basement and teach our kids how to sew. We’re doing a six week series, and yesterday the kids learned about the parts of the machine, how to thread the machine and bobbin, and how to sew a simple stitch. This is Paprika trying out her stitch on paper:
Ginger learning about the parts of the machine:
Even I learned a thing or twelve! 🙂 Ellie was very interested in the whole thing, as you can tell:
Violet (3) got to sew a little, but mostly she wanted to explore the building. As you can see, she is expressing herself through fashion – those socks!:
Ellie is getting bigger every day, and she has found her voice. It’s LOUD! She sounds like a pterodactyl. I’m not sure what a pterodactyl sounds like, but I imagine it’s loud! We were just talking about how loud Ginger (6) was as a baby, and now she has the quietest voice you can imagine. Violet (3) was very quiet as a baby, and now she has a big personality and voice. It’s so funny how they change, and that’s one reason I’m so glad I’m writing it all down!
Ginger (6) and Violet (3) treated us to a gorgeous late-night fairy show! They also wanted to do a mermaid and a princess show, but it was time for bed!
We went to lots of parks! At this one, they have exercise machines that the girls love to play on (supervised):
While they were at that park with their daddy, Ginger decided to climb a tree and nobody could find her. Poor daddy was freaking out – and then, he looked up and there she was! When in doubt, you can always find Ginger in a tree!
At a different park, in a different tree:
We did lots of schoolwork this week! Paprika finished a new grade in Math, and she is reading Stuart Little for our homeschool group book club. Ginger (6) has been having fun with the Brain Quest Workbooks. I am trying new things with Ginger, since she seems to love workbooks way more than Paprika ever did!
This weekend, Mr. M and I have our 12 year wedding anniversary, and then next weekend is Paprika’s birthday! She’ll be turning 9. It will be an exciting week for us, and I can’t wait! 🙂
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