Well we have started our homeschooling, so far there are some successes and some painful moments… the boys are very good on which is their left and right hand! BUT letters are slow in coming, the twins are in love with shapes but Gavin is being a brat about colours… Emanuel is learning a bit too though he is rather difficult to deal with at times since he wants to be so involved and yet is a bit young for it… I am just taking every opportunity to talk about things – we play red blocks, well we count them and figure out how many we need… we watch Kai Lan well we try to repeat the Chinese words and talk about what they are doing..
Other than that all the kids are now sick with a cold and Trinity is not sleeping well… BUT we are working on learning. I am hoping to do some research about the LeapFrog first computer as we think that may be a good Christmas gift for the twins.. and of course I am ALWAYS on the look out for Pocoyo for Emanuel…. and found a doll for Trinity the tough one will be KEN!
It is late and I am tired but I went to bed early last night and Trinity was up ALL NIGHT off and on cranky so I am waiting to be good and sure she is asleep! Wish me luck….
On our side???? You heard me right for the first time like EVER the Public Health nurse was completely in agreement with us where as our own pediatrician was less than supportive!!! WOW!
We were in getting Trinity’s 4 month shots (poor baby) and they weighed her (coincidentally their scale has a TWO lb difference compared to the dr’s!) and then charted her and according to the nurse she is right on her curve… low percentile but come on she is small like me! but she is gaining in all ways on HER curve… what the nurse showed us is that if her HEAD growth had changed THAT would show that her nutrients were off but that is on curve as well… so instead of needing more to eat (come on how do you feed a baby that is FULL?) she is just a smaller child… YAY vindication!!! That and the nurse said we were amazing parents etc etc lol how can you not like that???
Today Trinity is sleepy with the tylenol and the boys are rather antsy.. it is a cloudy and cool day out so we can’t go for a walk – well can’t go anyway, the strollers are in the van at work with Ken and the baby is ASLEEP – like hell I am messing with that LOL.. so we did our shape and colour flashcards and then moved onto playdoh… As I write Emanuel is making…. well a mess and the twins are making eggs for baby birds to come out of… and using my cookie cutters to make trains.
After lunch and before quiet time – that golden period of time when Emanuel is already to nap – the boys are going to work on the little books we are making – I took old pictures I had printed as duplicates or whatever and let them choose what ever they wanted.. I trimmed them up and today they will glue them on pieces of cardstock and we will talk about what is in the pictures, number of people, who they are, etc.. nothing fancy, next time I will print out pictures of friends and family on purpose but it is a start. Sunday they sign up for Sunday School! Exciting! and then next Saturday is the company picnic… never dull around here…