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Monday, September 10, 2007

There's a baby in the house

And it's not mine!!! Little R is sooooo cute, and the kids adored having her here. They ALL read to her-even Sari who is 2 1/2. She knows some of her Usborne books so well she can recite them-as long as all the adjectives are "shiny" or "soft", and for most of the "That's Not My..." books, those two words work with at least 90% of the pictures, LOL. Here's sweet baby R with Mimi (before she lost her tooth):


The minute R got here, they rounded up every baby toy in the house, despite my protest that she is only 6 weeks old. Mimi and Sari both helped feed her, and Mimi even gently bounced her to sleep. It ALMOST makes me want another, but the best part about this one is her mommy came at 4:30 to pick her up, and I get to sleep through the night :-). That is if Mimi does. But since she pulled out her other loose tooth today while at our neighbor's doctor's appt., she should not have any reason to appear bedside at 4 AM.

Even with R here, we did reading and handwriting, and Scott practiced piano, and TJ even got math, so not a bad day. Of course, Sari always joins us at the table. Here's her version of handwriting:

Scott had his first piano lesson with his new teacher, and it seemed to go well. I have to look over all he has to work on, but my sincere desire is that the practice load will be less total pieces so we can have more mastery. I told his teacher that, so we'll see what happens.

Things you don't want to here from the other room while watching someone else's baby:

"Sari, put the baby down!" (It was only her baby doll she was carrying, but one of the boys had thought that R might want to play with it.)

Quilt block exchange for the Christmas blocks and showing off our Americana quilt is Sunday evening. I'm good on the first one, but the Americana quilt is another story. YIKES! I did finish the hardest conceptual part today (I hope it was the hardest) so we'll see how the rest goes.

AND, I have 90% of my Precept work done too, so it's looking good for tomorrow.

I'm blessed that we got to re-live having a baby here, and even more blessed to see what wonderful caregivers my children are. They really LOVE babies, and it touches my heart to see that. I'm blessed that I am learning more and more about the nature of God as I study these old testament minor prophets. Who knew Joel would have so much to offer? Oh, and I'm now officially creeped out about locusts for LIFE. YUCK!
until tomorrow,
obm
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1 comment:

EC said...

I'm so glad ya'll are having fun! I'm praying for you all. The picture of Mimi and R is beautiful!