We finished our first week back in school, and it was a good one! I was overwhelmed at the thought of adding another student so close to having added one just last year, but it turned out much easier to have all three doing their lessons. Addie was very happy to have her own books and stickers and notebook, and once she was finished for the morning, she was very happy to play quietly while the boys worked. I've decided the easiest periods of homeschooling are when the younger ones are napping babies or are in school themselves. The preschool period is a rough one to figure out!
My husband brought home an ice cream cake for the kids this week and took me to a restaurant converted from an old school, to celebrate our first week back. We had our first "Recite Night" last night at dinner, with each child reciting to Daddy his or her memory work and narrations from the week. It's a nice way for him to be in on what they're doing, and for them to have an "audience" to impress after a week of hard work!
So now it's Saturday, and I woke up happy, knowing most of my work for the week is finished. With my husband in the ministry, we go to church both days of the weekend, so I try not to do much work outside of cooking and tidying on the weekends. So besides writing down assignments for next week's checklists, all I need to do is clean the Happy Room. A week of all of us in an 11x13 room during lessons makes for a messy room!
I have several projects up in my sewing room, hoping for attention this weekend, and I'm about 30 minutes' worth of work from finishing up a Wonderful Wallaby for Grayson. I made Addie one in aqua in June and made Gray's in his signature color, green. (He went to the allergist in all green the other day: green crocs, shorts, and shirt, and I was sitting next to him knitting his green Wallaby, and had to laugh at his love for this color!) Caiden's is next, and I'd love to make myself one, too. It's basically a knit version of a hoodie, and I'm using Spud and Chloe's sweater yarn, so soft! I'd also love to get a few hours up in my little room this weekend, to work on Addie's fall dresses. I made new, longer versions of this pattern from last year:
That's one of last year's dresses; this year's are for the fall with darker colors and can be worn with a cardigan or little pullover. It doesn't get cold here until around Thanksgiving, so these will get a lot of wear. Her apple one (See first day of school picture in post below. )was worn every day this week--it's very satisfying to sew for her!
A little sewing, a little tidying, a little napping--that's what's in store for this weekend! Next week Scouts begins, Caiden has a big birthday, and we inch a little closer to fall. There's much to be thankful for today.