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Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Okay, since the weather stinks and all our activities keep getting cancelled, the kids have spent a lot of time inside the house. The volume level in this place is amazing! You would think with four floors that one could go somewhere without noise, but that is just not the case. So here is one HUGE picture review of how the many hours inside the house have been spent. Here's Margaret after she was denied access to James' treasure box.

But going up to the top of his loft bed made up for it!

Henry has on his "backpack." He needs something to carry in it.

"Oh no! Now my backpack is too heevy!"

Margaret (who gets called 'Market' quite often), is very pleased with herself.

She's just found a dirty kleenex. We are having an infestation of those at our house right now.

Isaac has completed his Senses lapbook.

We usually don't bathe them all at the same time, but sometimes it just happens that way.

Market is really into 'going in things' right now.

James is studying crystals in science right now. He made some paper crystal models.

Isaac has really taken a developmental leap in the phonics area and does several phonics-related activities a day.

Henry likes to line up all the animals so that they can go to the movies together.

Another of his new interests is smelling the glue. I believe his exact words were, "Mmmm. This glue smells good." We may have to watch this habit as he gets older.

Here is Henry making a very special purple octopus.

Since the kids are in martial arts now, we got a punching bag for the basement off the freecycle sister site. They think it is great fun to punch and kick.

We still have the smaller bag from Grandma Phyllis.

Oh! This baby is so cute!

We really do like having a "real" winter and getting snow. But the last few days of drippy, icy, snowy, sleet-filled storms have not been all that great. Last year was so mild that we couldn't really figure out what everyone was always complaining about. Now we understand.


Annie said...

allison says..that's too many kids in the bathtub. then she adds, crazy!

maso said...

Most of the time I can't imagine that the excitement and chaos of having more than one kid could possibly keep me or the kids happy. I feel like it would be unfair to my son to introduce another person as needful and deserving of my attention as he is.

But this blog, and posts like this one in particular, inspire me and give me hope for Myles in the face of siblinghood.

Your world must be amazing, exhausting, and truly joyful!