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Thursday, March 26, 2009

games and books



It's been a busy week, although I don't know with what. Brother was home sick for two days. He was not sick enough to lay around, but did have a fever and cough. Tuesday Lucy went to play at Emmie's for the morning. They learned about the letter "D" and Angela was impressed that Lu could recognize her small and capital letters. All of our little group are doing well. They get impatient with coloring but are smart little guys. Lu is the only one who will not be old enough for Kindergarten this fall. Yesterday she went to Austins and they played number games. This morning Austin is here. Baylee and Austin are both having surgeries today, Baylee might be done and I hope it went well. Austin is having his teeth cleaned but needs anesthesia for it. Lu is concerned about them both and we've been talking about it a lot. It is always so neat to watch compassion develop in a little child. Even little babies, barely walking and talking can show care and concern for their friends when they cry or get hurt. It warms my heart to hear a little one pray for her friends, or comfort them. It's very sweet.
This has been dental week for us. In the last week we've had eleven appointments, that's a lot. That's more than we actually have mouths but it's been more than one visit per person in some instances. We just switched to a new dentist, and I have to say, even though I am a bit of an antidentite (sienfeldism) we have had a good experience. We've been going to Ballard Family Dental and the office is so friendly and we never have to wait and it's clean and nice. So, there you go.

Our new obsession this week is sequence junior. Such a fun game. We've played it many times each day this week. Lu also likes Uno and TrafficJam.
Lastly, I've read a couple of fun books. The first was "Gideon, the cut purse". It's the story of two children from our time who accidentally travel through time to the 18th Century. It was fun to read and next time I go to the library I am getting the next one. Also it's on my list to read aloud to the kids this summer. I think they will really enjoy it. Right now I am reading "Founding Mothers" by Cokie Roberts and I am really enjoying it as well. It is a collection of mini biographies and engaging vignettes of the lives of the wives and mothers of the founding fathers and their rolls in the birth of our nation. It's been so interesting for me. A lot of the information comes from letters that they wrote to one another or to their husbands and it is full of stories about their families and daily lives, as well as the politics of the day and their worries and hopes for democracy. Two thumbs way up!

4 comments:

Yvonne said...

Sorry Brother has been sick.

I love Sequence but haven't played the junior version.

Dan-izie said...

i like this gracie girl song

I have a good life said...

It sounds like it has been busy and it also sounds like E definitely had what C did. So sorry that we were the germ cultivators!

I've missed you during your busy week. I was glad we got a moment to talk last night. Wish we'd had more time.

Liam's Mom said...

I am so happy to hear about Sequence Jr. I love the adult version so much I can't wait to try this one with Liam! Yay! Thanks!