Well, it's been a busy week. How many times do I say that, right? The kids crammed their five days worth of school work all into Monday through Wednesday, because we needed Thursday through Saturday off. We usually fit five days of school, plus one field trip day, into those six days each week.
Have you heard of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix? We went on a homeschool field trip there last week with other families from our church. Wow, was it ever impressive! If you haven't been, I definitely recommend it. If you bank with Bank of America, I think they give you free admission on the first Saturday of every month with your debit card. Not sure of the details, so check with the museum or your bank first.
One of the things I love about homeschooling (watch, some dimwit will leave a comment saying I secretly resent homeschooling because I said that) is exposing our very young children to so much of what the older ones are learning about. Somewhere I read that knowledge is like snow falling on their brain - for a while, it just sits there, but then one day it all melts and sinks in. It's so true. Anna loved the "musical experiences" room, where the kids get to try out all sorts of different, cool, and unusual instruments. At one point, she was beating a conga drum. Well, ever since then, she has been crawling up to her big tub of A&D diaper ointment, holding it just like a drum, and beating it in rhythm. It is so funny to watch!
Well, this week was going to be busy, which is why we worked hard to get ahead. We spent all Thursday and Friday shopping and decorating for a wedding at our church today. The decorations came out very nicely, if I do say so myself. I'll have to get pictures before the festivities today.
To make things more interesting, Becky developed an ear infection on Monday night, and threw up all over her bed from the fever. You know, because I had just changed her sheets that evening. Ugh! At first she was getting better from the ear drops, but by the middle of the week she started running a fever again. I blame myself for not being consistent in giving her the ear drops because she hated it and insisted her ears were no longer hurting. She is still not completely over it by today, manifested by her crankiness. She is supposed to be a flower girl in the wedding today, so we will see. Did I mention she is cranky?
Miriam is also a flower girl, John the ring bearer, and the two other boys are going to help as ushers/waiters at the reception. They are worried there will be no cake left for them by the time I relieve them from their duties. Such is life as a pastor's kid: the girls get to be flower girls, and the boys have to do all the work! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!