Does she look ready for a nap to you??? Me, either. Though she was very tired, little Miss Emerson, better known as "Pretty Girl" was not having any of the nap thing! Not that I didn't try...She was in such a playful mood. If you just glanced at her, she lit up like a Christmas tree! Finally she got her way and sat on grandma's lap chewing those two fingers and telling stories!I am really enjoying her. She came just in time, cause TJ wants little to do with me. He is very excited and runs right to me when he gets here...I might get a few cuddles and a smidge of attention in the middle of his visit, but he is all about "playin".We had a productive school week, though I am learning that my children have very different learning styles. Zach is a lover of workbooks. He will beg to do them on weekends! I caved in and let him do PACE's Science. He finished his "My Body" project a while back and I have been wondering what to do next. I ordered a curriculum, or so I thought, and received the student book, but not the manual. I need to read the fine print!I was very pleased with Zach's reading...he has really taken off. I was concerned, but all of a sudden he "got it". Now if I could just get them both to spell!!
Sweetheart has been home for a while. Work is so slow, so for now he is home. Hopefully that will not last too long. He is not a "sitter". He needed a project. Now some of you may remember he re-did the kids bathrooms not too long ago. My little kids are extremely destructive, I am sad to say. No matter what I do, nothing works. Charlotte has been through countless comforters (that is why I have not made her a quilt for her bed), and we will not talk about the carpet...remember the pimple cream?? Zach is no better...he is not as deliberate, but is just rough on everything. So the kids are NOT allowed to use ANY bathroom in the house except the one upstairs. It is their bathroom, though they share it with Kyle. Sweetheart had done a nice job of fixing it up. Nothing fancy, but a fresh paint job, some bright red rugs, and some lighthouse themed items and pictures. This was done just last January, in fact.Well it just seemed "icky". Ever get that feeling? No matter how clean, it was still not a nice room. The walls had been marked up so Sweetheart touched them up. I like the color...a deep khaki. Anyway, here is what he did....Tropical paradise!! A new shower curtain, some rugs, a wall paper border, some new towels, and it is a nice room again!Sweetheart likes details, and pictures were a challenge. We did not want to put a lot of money in there. Who knows how long it will last (I am not suppose to think that way...per Sweetheart, but he does not know them like I do). Anywho....He had a great idea. He went out and bought $4 frames and a Paradise calendar!!!He cut out the pictures to fit the frames and there you have it!! Pictures of palm trees that go beautifully and were next to nothing in price!I was pretty impressed!!! Now he is thinking of working in the little kid's bedrooms! Scary!
Have you all made the rounds of the Whirl Into Winter Giveaways? I am less than half way through, but plan to make a dent in the list tonight! If you haven't commented on my own giveaway, just go down one post and sign up! There are over 100 already!I also wanted to share a new blog with you. Linda finally started a second blog It is called "At The Feet Of Jesus" and so far it is wonderful. I say "finally" because it has been a long time coming. Pop over and check it out!!