|But it is always sweet when he wakes up with a smile, which is pretty much always.|
Monday we were going to go to the zoo, but our colds and the family we were going to meet there 's colds and the rain postponed that. So Cecilia got done her geography, handwriting and a math lesson. Elizabeth did half of her math for the week and Felicity did her handwriting and a few pages of math. By the afternoon I was exhausted and the kids just played while I rested. I bribed the kids to help clean up a bunch with promises of watching Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, which they had gotten a glimpse of playing Disney Scene It with me on Sunday. I had a doctor appointment that afternoon (I finally have a doctor for myself - yay! and she is pro-life! double yay!). My back has been hurting off and on for a few months now. I really liked her though and I think she nailed it. Back muscle spasms totally explains why it feels the way it does and why I couldn't decipher a pattern to it. My prescription is for 800mg of ibuprofen 3x a day, a heating pad and back massages. Nice, huh?
|We've been doing a lot of watercolor painting during the rainy days.|
Unfortunately Tuesday didn't get off to a better start. Cecilia got up around 3am throwing up and every kid had the cold except Felicity. I got Cecilia to stop throwing up (she has such a sensitive stomach this is not uncommon when she gets a cold but I can generally slow her down with an ice pop and then get something bready in her and she stops and just becomes ravenously hungry) and helped Elizabeth finish her math for the week. Felicity got a few more math pages done and by the afternoon Cecilia was feeling well enough that she did all her english for this week and next.
|A page from Felicity's math book.|
|She was really annoyed that almost the whole picture was blue. She is my girl who LOVES to color so asking her to make almost the whole thing blue was just insulting.|
The weather improved so that they were all dying to get outside. Out front riding bicycles, the backyard on swings and slides or shooting squirt guns and bathing plastic animals... the amount of outside time is picking up and they run in and out a lot throughout the day.
|Must. Go. Outside!|
By Wednesday the runny noses were in full force but sunny and 50s drew them all outside for most of the morning. Breaks of outside time included a VeggieTales video for the littles and some spelling and math for the older ones, but they couldn't resist the backyard long. They even spent some time out front riding bikes or the plasma car or another ride-on toy. In the afternoon, Cecilia finished her Spelling and Math for the week. Felicity finished her math and Spelling for the week. And I showed the older girls the film The Flight of the Navigator. They were tickled that the alien is played by "Peewee" and I had forgotten how awesome the music to that movie is. I wish more than one song was available to purchase.
|A table of books abandoned for sunshine.|
Thursday, Felicity and Elizabeth finished their bookwork for the week. It was Cecilia's patron Saint's Feast Day as well as her Baptism Anniversary. So we celebrated with some Five Guys for lunch. And the girls spent the afternoon playing some video games but also playing outside quite a bit.
Friday we were supposed to meet another family at the zoo but they were hit by the same cold we were but harder. So they weren't able to go but my kids were so excited to go, I took them anyway. All 6 of them. By myself. For about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
|Cecilia and the Water Moccasin. Good thing for that snake that he is behind glass. :)|
It wasn't a bad week, despite the rain and colds. It did wear everyone out though.
|Brigid asleep on her feet. Literally.|
Thomas has been busy learning quite a bit himself, but since he turns 6 months this coming week, I'll save that for his own update. Happy weekend!