Today was our first official day of home schooling. The word “official” means we followed a set schedule, held all of the learning in our classroom, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning. Lydia exclaimed multiple times that the best part of the day, which included ballet, an outing (to the grocery store), and playing outside with friends, was –home schooling! I can’t even express how happy that made me.
Mary also seemed to enjoy it, although her attention span is a little shorter. 🙂 Mary had Let’s Play Music today, and it was a parent day. I haven’t had much, if any, alone time with Mary for a long time. Parent days are nice that way; Mary and I get to cuddle, play together, and bond. My mom made that possible by staying home with the kids today.
Ammon is starting to stand for short periods on his own. He has been doing this for a couple weeks, but he’s starting to do it more regularly now.
Abe is heading down the home stretch of the quarter. He had a four day weekend and so today was a catch-up day. On top of that, he had six meetings. I don’t know how he handles it all so well.
On Friday Abe and I used our date night to go to Ikea and get stuff for the homeschool room. While there we ran into one of my mission friends, Sister Coblai. Her kids were adorable.
Then we rushed over to the Greens’ storage unit to help them load their truck. By the time we arrived, they had already loaded everything and there was nothing to do but say goodbye. I am not great at goodbyes and generally avoid them, but it was nice to see them before their move to Missouri.
On Saturday we…wow. I can’t remember what we did on Saturday. Oh, yes. We worked on house projects and spent the afternoon visiting with the Andersons. They were in town and so we sat around and chatted with them for a couple of hours. They saw our end-of-the-world prep in the living room, and that started off a very lively conversation. We miss our conversations with them!
On Sunday we Face Timed with family and I wrote up my Relief Society lesson for September. It’s nice to have that out of the way, although I will still keep thinking and praying about the subject (which is honesty and integrity).
Today my mom and I cleaned the church while Abe stayed home with the kids. He put Ammon in a pack’n play outside while he mowed the lawn. We then deep cleaned the house. Abe worked his tail off. I took a nap in the middle of it because I was up half of the night with Ammon, and I went to Office Max for some last minute classroom materials. Between those two things, I only worked a fraction of the amount Abe did.
He is amazing. I was feeling daunted by all of the work, but Abe turned on the Curious George soundtrack with Jack Johnson singing and we ended up having so much fun. Abe’s cheerful, can-do attitude never ceases to astound me. I just love him so much.
We have not been taking lots of pictures, but I have one in my inbox from Sunday. This is of my mom and Ammon Face Timing with Soren.
Oh, and Abe just sent me a bunch of pictures he took today.