Monday, May 28, 2012

Baby Likes

One of Elowen's favorite places to lay is on the changing table. I'm pretty sure she can't see the bird picture from that angle, so I don't know why she likes it so much. I remember Miah liked laying on the changing table when she was a baby too. Elowen also loves looking at the ceiling fans.

Her very favorite spot to be is on somebody else.

She had her first shower today and loved it. It was even better than taking a bath. She's a little water baby.

Elowen is just eight weeks old and weighs over 12 pounds. She's already wearing size 6 mos., because she's such a roly poly. I think her fat rolls and chubby cheeks are adorable!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Being Constructive



Building. (That's a scab.)

Kite making.

Shape making.

A very constructive mess.

My sweet 7-week-old baby that is bigger than a hippo. (a very cute hippo :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

What's Goin' On

I organized the craft cupboard. Zahana and Rohan were inspired.

Larkin is really good at calming Elowen down when she's fussy.

Yesterday, I gave Miah and Larkin an end-of-the-year test for math. I was slightly nervous. Did they really learn what they were supposed to learn? Did it hurt that they did their math lessons on their own, without me instructing them? Were they ready for the next grade's math? Well, they both just completed Saxon 54, and they both passed the test. Then I gave them the test for Saxon 65, just because I wanted to see what they would do. Miah did really great. I was surprised how well she did. She didn't pass, but I didn't expect them to pass a test for a book they hadn't studied. But Larkin passed. I was stunned. According to the test results, he's ready to begin Saxon 76, the 6th grade book. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that. For now, we're not going to worry about any Saxon math for a few months. But I have lots of math plans. I bookmarked some of these online math games for the kids to play. I'd like to start watching some math videos at Khan Academy. We're going to play lots of mathy, strategy, logical, thinking games. We're going to do origami math and geometry (haven't decided which book) and lentil math and Life of Fred and Dr. Wright's Kitchen Table Math and Hands-On Equations. That's the plan anyway. We'll see how it goes.
Maybe we'll just sit around counting our money instead.

There have been a LOT of rabbits around here lately. Larkin took some pictures of them.

Miah browsed Art Projects for Kids and decided to make pom poms.

Just playin'.

I wanted to spin today, but when I had a few minutes I took pictures instead.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

An Egg, A Shelf, and A Flag

The first egg from the new flock of chickens.

A game. Only one today because Mama was tired and Elowen was fussy, and nobody else was very interested.

Miah and Larkin finished the last lesson in their Saxon math books today.

I spun this last night after Elowen went to sleep. Probably has something to do with why I was so tired today.

Rohan helped Papa build a bookshelf.

Jeremiah took the kids to work for a flag ceremony this evening.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Couple o' Days

A new 'do for Zahana.

Playing games.

Helping out.

Quiet time.

Tag, baseball, and sweetness.