Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dadda love

Skunk - Dadda's home. He came out of his truck. He can play with us. He is a good dadda. I love him.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pottery Bonanza

I have loved Rising Sun Earthworks pottery from afar for years. Today I got 2 boxes from June that ended my drought and put me into pottery plenty. There is Skunk for reference and because she wanted her picture taken. =)

All packed in and bubble wrapped

A rainbow of adult squishie cups (12 ounces)

A rainbow of curvy cups

A trio of items in coffee glaze

The whole shebang

Skunk was so funny tonight. As Computer Man came home, she announced "I have poop in my hatch" - clear as day. She certainly doesn't speak like a 2 year old most of the time, has a crazy vocabulary. Bear started The Ranger's Apprentice series and is outlining a book report for Computer Man. She and I are working on how to write a book report/summary. Not just writing down random things to fill pages but actually organize thoughts, outline, write a rough draft and then write the summary. I don't like writing but here I am, doing my bestest.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pretend Play

Skunk's Playmobil people:

Mom hugs girl. Girl jumps on the mother's head

Girl: I love you.

Girl: I want you to hold me.

Girl: I don't want you to leave.

Skunk grins in my direction during this interaction. I ask her if she is talking to me and she doesn't answer and keeps talking between her people.

November update

Time flies while I am busy! Bear and Skunk are doing well and growing by leaps and bounds. We had a well child check for Skunk today and she is in the 98th percentile for height (38.5 inches) and the 96th percentile for weight (35 pounds with diaper and shoes). She is talking away and uses words like comfortable! We were sitting at the supper table last week with the song Shine (by the Newsboys) playing. Skunk pipes up and says "I have a shiny hiney!" She loves the Wonder Pets and has seen the episode where the pets help a glow worm to love her "shiny hiney." We laughed and laughed.

Bear is a bicycle riding fool - up and down the street. We struggled with long division so have backed up to short division tables again. She is doing well with multiplication. I have a plan for restarting history and finding Bill Nye for some science. We are doing Chemistry at co-op as well. The idea of Providence Prep a couple days a week is really looking nice right now. But not sure I want to turn over her education to someone. But the classical education model would be so good for her. She fights me quite a bit with new concepts and I think it would be good for her to go somewhere a couple days a week. I am praying about the education situation that God would make it clear to Computer Man and I what is best for her.

Happy Thanksgiving!