(There, that will make me accountable for actually making an appointment to see my doctor in the week ahead.)
As for the past week . . .
*I read chapter 2 (Honesty) of Standing for Something with the older girls.
*We continue to have morning devotionals. For the little ones we sing a primary song and read a Book of Mormon story. For the older ones we read and discuss a General Conference talk from the October 2014 conference.
*We watched a few documentaries:
Life in Cold Blood
The Bear Family and Me (This one was really, really good--even if it was a little bit hard on hunters).
How Things Are Made (this was a re-watch as some of the kids missed it the first time)
*Soccer practice continued.
*Dance rehearsals went on.
*We attended a science club meeting about reducing consumption and waste.
*Church youth activities consisted of a book club meeting, a classical music concert (informal--by one of the older youth), and Uno
*The little girls and I finished reading Ramona the Brave
*I3 and H5 read together with me from What Your Preschooler Needs to Know 3 or 4 times this week.
*I helped H5 do 10 or so pages of math from her Comprehensive Curriculum book.
*E14 spent a lot of time at the piano--she picks out melodies to church songs and creates her own accompaniment because she plays by ear.
*M13 spent a lot of time at the piano--she reads music, so she practiced from a simplified hymn book.
*Everyone spent a lot of time reading independently.
And we took a few pictures (by "we" I mean the kids):
|Mommy and Baby L have good conversations.|
|S12 is the best at getting Baby L to smile and talk.|
|He weighed 10 lbs as of Monday . . . and he's going bald. :)|
|The little guys did some painting.|
|The older girls play games most days.|
|M13 and S12 got to attend the Daddy/Daughter dance at church.|
It was 50s themed, so they dressed up.
|They had a blast. S12 won at musical chairs.|
And I began keeping a gratitude journal . . . I may feel lost and confused, but there is so much to celebrate each day. I live a blessed life.