Grateful for: Colossians. We’re reading it bit by bit each morning– the first of the epistles that we’ve done together. We read much less (a few verses each time) than we do when we read a gospel or history like Acts or Exodus, but it’s good. So Good.
Also, paints. Everybody loves to paint around here.
Also, Calvin and Hobbes. Recently they’ve taken to having me copy a page from the book, and then they color it in. Apparently this is a really cool thing to do.
In the Garden: tomatoes. So many grape tomatoes. The Lego man is for scale– he’s not a very good gardener.
We’ve had them [tomatoes, not Lego men] plain, in salad with corn, in salad with black beans and avocado, in curry…
In the schoolroom: We are currently observing a leaf bug grasshopper and a cricket. The cricket sings all day, and most of the night. He’s really loud. I asked the kids what the difference between the two was. “The grasshopper is green.” Some good learning going on here.
Here’s O practicing guitar. He LOVES it. He loves it so much that he doesn’t care that he has to carry it to school in an American Girl bag because I haven’t had a chance to get him a guitar bag yet.
In a category that we won’t call personal hygeine: M got her hair cut. I desperately needed a haircut (and an hour to myself) so last week I announced at the end of dinner that I was going to Supercuts. M jumped up from the table and announced that she needed her hair splintered. [Shingled?] So much for the hour to myself. But the haircut is cute.