Friday, September 21, 2012

Weekend plans and doing homework

 {Lottie on my lap doing homework}
I am pretty excited about the weekend.
I have some weeding to do and soccer games to go to.
I am going to decorate the house for fall, too.
Mr. Nielson took me in the truck to our storage unit where we retrieved the 
Halloween/fall decoration boxes.  
My girls are so excited to get the Halloween books out.
I have to admit, so am I.

This morning, Mr. Nielson and I dropped baby Charlotte off with my niece Linds
so we could head up the street to the temple.
It was a perfect way to start the morning and kick off the weekend.
The children came home from school today and we sat down at
 our dining room table and started homework.  
I was giving Jane her French vocab, Oliver his spelling words
while Claire was asking me math questions and Nicholas 
was showing me how he can write his name.  
Oh, and I was holding Lottie- who had a fist-full of my hair and
with the other fist was eating Oliver's spelling word sheet.

It was chaos.
But I wouldn't want it any other way.  
Oddly enough, this is one of my favorite
parts of the day.  My chickens are all home with me and
we're talking, laughing, eating, and exchanging stories...
(and sometimes hitting, screaming, talking over each other, and whatever else}.

This afternoon we are participating in the 'Chalk Block' at Riverwoods.
We have been brainstorming ideas all week of 
what our family will draw in our square of space.  
We finally came up with something awesome and are so excited to try and create it.
You should come.

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