Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday, September 28~2009

Today started out quite cloudy and ended up beautiful! As I write, the moon is shining brightly, and the clouds are being blown across the sky. It is so invigorating. Here are todays highlights : 

              * Making beet soup ~ I'm so glad Travis likes soup!
              * Working on Math U See with Emily~ we have such fun doing this program together. We like 
                 it better than Saxon!
              * Making an Autumn decoration for the side porch~Pumpkins and corn from the garden
              * Reading to Tommy and Mary Margaret
              * Watching Emily at her first gymnastics class. She is so good at gymnastics!!!
              * Finding just what we needed for the choir performance at Goodwill
              * Feeling the wind blow and watching all the dry leaves swirling in the air
              * Looking at the Praying Mantis Oliver found
              * Looking at a mutant Sunflower Oliver found- the byproduct of cross-pollination gone awry
              * Finding a nice gingham tablecloth at Walmart that I got with a gift card. What a nice present!
              * Ben found wonderful shoes for his birthday ( a present from Sister Alice, my aunt)
              * Seeing Ben read late into the night. He is now reading The Giver by Lois Lowry
              * Saying prayers and reading with Emily, Oliver, and Mary Margaret
              * Oliver and Sam harvested the Sunflowers