Thursday, January 17, 2008

Daily Life

The washer is running, the beds are made, showers done, big guys off to work, and little people doing math. A great start to the day!!! Zach had some trouble getting going...look at this yawn! But, he got his test out of the way and is working diligently on his lesson. Charlotte too, is working hard. She got through "problem solving" with no assistance for the second time this year! Problem solving is very difficult for her. It requires the use of the part of her brain that is not all the way plugged in...very common in neglected kids. Just knowing this makes a difference in the frustration levels. Understanding is key with these kids. She was very proud of the fact that she "worked it out"...her words. Both of my kids get a schedule every Monday. This tells them what is required and helps me to know what needs to be pulled and put into their "to do" folders. Wednesday we have Co-op with some neighboring home schoolers. Yesterday we played Math Jingo (like bingo) and Food Jingo...they also enjoyed a game of Trouble. For 1st graders this is a great game for counting, sportsmanship, and logistics. Zach likes to get all his pieces "home" at once! He has to plan this out perfectly and not get sent back! When it works out, he is thrilled!


Sweet Hubby worked in the kid's bathroom yesterday. He re-caulked the tub and sink, painted the ceiling and walls, re-stained all the cabinet fronts and wood work, and framed out the mirror. This took 2 days, as he spent Sunday on the project too. He is very nice to have around!!! Here you can see the wood trim he added to the mirror. It had nothing around it before and this really adds a finished look to it. Also, you can see the wonderful taupe color he painted the walls against the white counter. He even picked up new rugs and a shower curtain liner. I will take the kids to pick out a shower curtain. He really did a nice job! Well TJ is coming for a quick visit while his mom and dad run an errand. My son starts trucking school in the next week or so. I am really proud of him working so hard to take care of his family. I plan to relax this afternoon as my pot of chili simmers and flip through this...
Blessings, Bren

11 comments:

Zegi said...

Isn't Keepsake Quilting so awesome to get?! I hardly ever order anything, but oh the possibilities :)

In Pursuit of His Call said...

Isn't it nice when you have a Hubby who is good with his hands? It saves you thousands!!!

Great job with the mirror in the bathroom! The wall trimming sure does give it a finished look! And I really like the Taupe color for the walls!

This is silly, but my favorite room in my house is our bathroom. The walls are a baby blue color with a cabbage color for the ceiling...The flooring is a deep blue ceramic tile...We have all natural wood trimming...And a great natural colored ceramic tiled bath area...Then, everything is accented by pink/red. The pink/red accent just brings everything together...I should do a post on my bathroom one day and tag it My Favorite Things...

Anyway, thanks for letting me blab...Thanks for sharing your day and schedule. Hope the read was relaxing...

Jamie said...

i realy think you are supper mom.CAn you come and mentor me?

Copper's Wife said...

The bathroom looks great!!!

(Love Zach's yawn!)

Guðrún said...

A new Keepsake Quilting catalog great for you. I like what I can see on the pictures of the bathroom, nice job. Your kids sure look like they are working very hard on their school projects, nice kids you have.

Niki RuralWritings said...

what a lovely day, oh I could use a day like that... soon I'll be able to, once things simmer down

The bathroom looks great, nothing like fresh paint etc. esp in the bath or kitchen

Have a wonderful evening
hugs,

Joni said...

I need Sweet Hubby to come here and caulk my tub... and I ain't kidding either.

The bathroom looks great!

Solstitches said...

I love the Keepsake Quilting catalogue but only to look at as it seems expensive compared to some of the other online websites I like to visit.
I also love the Hancock's of Paducah cataloge. Now that one really makes me drool and I do order quite a lot from them.
You have such good kids Bren. You are doing an amazing job with them.

Karen T. said...

I love seeing the children doing their schoolwork! :) I love what you are doing with the bathroom too! Congratulations on 200 posts!! In Christ, Karen T.

Karolee said...

Looks like some industrious kids there! Mine are all exhausted from ski school yesterday.

Patty said...

seeing the children at the table doing school work made me miss having my children still at home