Friday, January 14, 2011

The Week in Kids

This week...

Started out freezing cold, then it rained, and today it was sunny and warm.  So sunny and warm that we have mosquitoes.  Like albatrosses.

We also have three small children who, at the first sight of sunshine, burst out the back door into the yard.

Sword fight any one?

The real veterans of the backyard crusades know to carry ones weapon in the back of the shirt for easy access.

The littlest crusader learns quickly.

She learns that swords can make searching for artifacts in the (nasty, been-sitting-out-in-the-rain-getting-used-as-a-cat-toilet-all-winter) sandbox a little awkward..

She learns that swords make some routes impassible.

And, she learns that if she is not nice to her fellow crusaders, or her momma, her weapon will be taken away and put on top of the refrigerator.

Also this week...

We finished our second week of homeschooling.  So far, there have been no tears, no drama, no tantrums.  And, Jonah has behaved pretty well, too.

Also, in the last two weeks, we have eaten take-out Chinese, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-a, and pizza.  Twice.  (Some of that was lunch.  I have cooked.)  But, we will work the kinks out of that too.  It just takes planning. 

Also this week...

Not much else has happened.  At least not that I can remember.  Kindergarten is about all my brain can handle at this point.

See you next week!!!


  1. Can I play in your yard too? :) They are surely having fun.

    Homeschooling? Where have I been? I guess I need to backtrack through your posts.

    Bestwishes for a peaceful and fulfilling new year.

  2. "We finished our second week of homeschooling. So far, there have been no tears, no drama, no tantrums. And, Jonah has behaved pretty well, too.".....LOL~ you are so cute! You get a gold star for good behavior!

  3. Tracey - you are awesome. I am so proud of you that you made it through the beginning of homeschooling. And don't be alarmed about not remembering it. You find out one day you are 50 and you only remember about 3 things per kid - and one of those things is usually their name. ;) Hugs and blessings!

  4. Did you cut Cate's hair? Despite the crying, that last picture is adorable. :) This post was so funny I drug (dragged?) my husband to the computer to see the pictures.

    Bravo on the homeschooling, and finding a way to avoid cooking... you're my hero. (Seriously, I'm about two years away from picking your brain, so get ready!)

  5. Hmmmmm, sounds like a pretty good week. LOVE the sword maneuvering. We had sunshine today and it was SO WONDERFUL but the temps (low 20's) only allowed the kids a short time outside.

    Totally Random: Did you know Albatrosses are endangered species?

  6. Is there such a word as Albatrosses? Or would it be THE Albatross? I am guessing it could go either way.