Monday, February 27, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Julia started music lessons two weeks ago, taking up the trumpet, James' old one, the one my parents bought him. We had it tuned up for her and it's exciting to begin.
Until it isn't.
Until you're no good at it and can't read music. Learning is so slow going at the beginning.
But Lydia has been bringing the clarinet home from school to help Julia practice. They retreat to this room together and work on music. It's been a huge help.
Their out of tune, honking practice scares the puppy a bit. Her ears flatten, she whines.
Get used to it Elin.
And thank you my Kari, aka Lydia child for extending this kindness to your little sister.
I love you both, MOM
Here we have kids working on homework in the kitchen and two girls decorating a cake they baked.
I would say this was unappetizing, but the cake is long gone. Blue worms did not deter any eaters here.
I guess it's a happy mess, made by happy kids playing, so I'm going to just go with that. A lot of this was messed up by a big, happy puppy, actually.
Little hyper nonsense. I bought it at Unique Thrift for $1.80 a few years ago. It's one of Elin's favorite toys, along with empty cardboard boxes and empty detergent bottles.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
This morning we went in person to register him.
I swear it was the same counselor Heidi had, sweet lady. Everyone was extremely nice to us.
All good. Classes chosen, ready for fall.
The last of the babies are about marching out of this homeschool.
It's good. Today was a very good day.
These are from 2011:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Dan and Alicia stayed for supper and I grabbed a few then.
Monday was definitely the time to be squirreling out and laughing. They were all so easy to be around on Monday. They probably ate more ice cream and Zebra Cakes than they should have, but whatever. It's not that often. There were some video games, and they tried to watch Curious George a few times but were quickly bored and back to Legos in the basement.
Nothing but love.
Love, Val, aka Grandma
This is northern Wisconsin in February.
Why do dogs do this?? I don't know.
It was a fun trip, an easy-going day. love, Val, aka Grandma