Monday, March 30
After spending most of last week curled up sick, I am enjoying playing house, cooking, and teaching the kids again. Sean was a faithful nursemaid, cook, cleaner, provider, and much, much more last week. I love that man so much....
Every day Andrew sits beside me and we work through a new page in his reader. After two years of serious struggles to read, he is finally getting the hang of things. I am so thankful for good friends who reassured me not to worry, they having had boys who weren't ready to read till age seven or so. He and I take it easy and it is quite enjoyable. He snuggles into my side and follows the words on the page with his finger, rough and stained with dirt from boy adventures and working on boy things. Our little woods behind the house is full of dead-falls and drop traps since we read about those. If he catches his rabbit, I will cook it for him. I've promised.
Annaliese is scurrying through the remainder of her work for this school year. We usually begin in August, so if by May the work is done, then our little country school is let out. Right now we are enjoying co-op classes every Friday with friends and fellow homeschoolers. The kiddos are taking drama, adventure reading for boys, ooey-gooey fun, gym and animal habitats. I'm really enjoying teaching the adventure reading class and a historic sewing class. I'm simply amazed at how well these new sew-ers are handling the project. I gave them the choice of making either a regency gown or 1914 afternoon dress from Jennie Chancey's patterns.
On the home front, more construction is under way. Sean has finished running all the new water lines for the two upstairs bathrooms and the *NEW* downstairs bath. Walls are up and door in place. Oh what I would have given for a downstairs bath while pregnant! Every once in a while I have a whim to move out to our little cabin in the woods and then I remember that the bathroom there is a cold dark hike to the outhouse in the middle of the night... and there are bears....and its cold....and dark.... and reality hits and I'm content to live here with two toilets to scrub.
The house is quiet now. It's late and the littles are tucked into bed. I spent the evening spring cleaning our bedroom and rotating kids clothes, putting away woolens and corduroy dresses and flannel shirts and taking out light pants, twirly dresses and shorts. The shorts will have to stay on the shelves for a while. It flurried here tonight.
Have a beautiful night,
Posted by Me at Monday, March 30, 2009