Monday and Tuesday are such a blur I'll just spare you and say we did some school work, went to PE class went to work and survived :) they weren't bad days in anyway just hazy tired kind of days.
Wednesday L-bug decided she didn't want to draw while listening to her readings like she usually does, so she built a building instead. Though when the building collapsed it was a little more distracting than drawing a picture.
Wednesday is our sewing group with our neighbor down the street. This week I set them to making potpourri satchels. Each girl managed to make two in the time it took me to make one... but that's because they don't believe in threading their own needles. Of course I can't blame them, I only thread my own needles because I have to.
Thursday after our normal sit down work both girls asked to play on the computer. Ro-bear wanted 'titits' on ABCmouse.com and L-bug was practicing her spelling on spelling city (which I might have to get a subscription to instead of just using their free things, she seemed to like it).
So Thursday after PE class I got to go to the salvage produce place with our neighbor. The babies were SO excited to have fresh grapes and tomatoes that they had daddy wash some up while I cooked dinner. Since I was cooking dinner I didn't get any pictures of the little ones devouring food... but here's the aftermath. and yes that pie was for dessert.
Friday morning started with cute sissy snuggles while they waited for L-bug to get up. They jumped on the couch with the glow worm and tucked themselves in. Boo learned how to make the Glo-worm play music and was so very proud of herself.
Here is our Draw, Write, Now lesson for the week. I'm not terribly happy with art this year. L-bug likes it well enough, but she liked last year, we used Drawing with Children and we loved it, but by the end of the year I was lazy and we just drew a lot of still life of whatever we found around the house. Good drawing practice, but we didn't really go anywhere. and then we did nothing all summer.
After school L-bug's cousins came over to play for a while. They had a blast. It is funny though, I had more of a break with 5 kids in the house than I ever do with 3, and the mess was not that much more.
Friday night Daddy and L-bug went to his brother's house to visit after bringing her cousins home, so Ro-bear and I started the cake for L-bug party with her friends on Saturday.
We decided to do a white tiger swirl cake.
Here's some photos of the 5 hour process to make a tiger cake, which if I ever do again will look even better since I wasn't totally happy with this one... PS most of the 5 hours was baking and freezing in between not actual work.
Next time he'll have the little triangle tufts of fur on his cheeks and the mouth will be iced better (I didn't cool it enough before icing it and it crumbled a little). Over all not bad for my first try at a tiger I think...
So Saturday day of the party... Here's our lunch just because it took a nice picture...
L-bug had left over spaghetti with pineapple and grapes.
I love this picture, Ro-bear is introducing her sissy to the baby. I didn't hear her, but looking at the picture I can just imagine her going "Ro-ro's sissy Boo, SOOO CUTE."
When I was taking a pic of my friend and her baby I didn't notice Boo was waving at the little boy. They seemed to like each other. They waved, held their hands towards each other then went about their business like any other little babies would. I'll take a note from Ro-bear here and says babies are SOOO CUTE.
We had a great time at the party though, it was a wonderful end of a good, but tiring week. After the party two friends came home with us for a while. Its funny I should know by now that visiting kids means no kids want to eat dinner. But I made extra French fries to feed extra kids... and ended up having a ton extra because everyone was excited to eat. Oh well, I'll keep making that mistake because I'd hate for one day extra kids are hungry and there's nothing to eat. Also, amazing as it is, I had more time to myself with two extra kids. Extra kids in the house keeps mine busy. I still can't get over extra kids not adding extra mess though!! Its wonderful and amazing, we should borrow extra kids more often.
Sunday was spent recuperating. Naps all around and good old fashioned sit on your butt and do nothing. It was so nice and so needed. We started this week off fresh and rested.
Hope you all have a wonderful week and come back to visit us at the Blue Rabbit Academy again next week.