Michelle and Julia came over in the afternoon. The girls set up a nail painting, hair dressing and face painting center. Julia went for the pedicure. Baruch, the face painting. Mary was pleased she executed the pedicure so well since she has absolutely zero experience.
How to make a chicken feed bag into a baby carrier. First, feed the chickens day in and day out until the bag is empty. Then, think of something useful to do with the old bag. What better than a baby carrier. Next, convince mom that this idea is great! Tell her how you think you could carry Chloe around and what a help that would be. Now, find some rope, cut some holes and ask mom to help with the straps and ties. Viola!
Marilyn's mom, Kathryn who requested I frost the cake with her special Seven Minute Frosting recipe. Marilyn requested a lemon cake. The frosting turned out really nice. I had never made frosting with egg whites. You beat the frosting until it peaked and it tasted a lot like a meringue. I tasted the smallest bit since I am tracking my food intake this week. The frosting tasted really good but the chocolate truffle Cob bought me won out over the frosting. I did enjoy a small piece of cake and gave Baruch and Chloe my frosting.
Drew helped Marilyn clean up around her mom's farm yesterday in preparation for an auction. He said it was really good to see Kathryn after seeing the farm, pictures and memories. It made his visiting with her very precious.
After the cake Marilyn conducted a wonderful horn concert with each of the children tooting when pointed to.
The inventor and his poultry!
I want to walk please. Please! mom can I walk?" Well I guess Chloe needs her exercise too. Problem is, when she is walking I am not power walking!
Grandma S. over and over and over again. He just loved it. When I read the first line, "Dear Abram, Will you be my friend," his whole face lit up! Then, when I read "I need someone to play with me and pray for me," he was beaming radiantly! I think you have a new friend to play with and pray for you Grandma S.!
Please Note the paper on the screen. This is so Mary does not know what lesson he is on. Oh yes, Mary keeps a paper up herself. I am sworn to secrecy and WILL NOT broadcast this information. They are both enjoying our new math very much. I think they are learning something too ;)
some school. He is working through the Rod and Staff ABC series.
We profited by hosting science at our house today. We reviewed the digestive system, doing a few experiments along the way to enhance our learning. I am learning so much and loving it! After lunch we built a Digestive Theme Park. Each child drew an organ from the digestive system out of a basket and were suppose to create a ride, store, show . . . to correlate. I think everyone benefitted from the exercise and my girls look forward to finishing up some of what got started.
Jonathan had the gall bladder and Cob the mouth.
One last counter sit, drink of milk and love time before bed.