Now don’t get too excited BUT the government, for the first time since in this huge mess CAME THROUGH! That’s right, today the promised money was in the account… well some of it as with the changes to our filing etc etc we have to wait on some other processes to go through (don’t ask me it all seems redundant and cruel) but for once they said – it will be there… and it WAS! This does not mean they are back in my good books, but it is a good start.
We are learning our letters as a family… well without Ken as he is busy during the day (yay). Even Trinity is loving the learning… though she would PREFER the soft a song over ANYTHING new. (I do have to say that that song IS the most catchy to date!) Today was the letter D… which we decorated with paper dots and drew donuts and dolphins. Some of the components are harder – words like adder which don’t start with D but have the letter in it. So a bit beyond Emanuel but he is still learning to recognize the letter and the sound. Writing the lower case d is still a struggle for the boys as they do a b instead but we will keep practising!
We also read the 3rd book in our phonics set and worked on the short i sound.
Our craft for today was combined with a little walk! We went out before we started any school work and wandered around the neighbourhood a bit to find pinecones. The boys had a blast running ahead and talking about all they could see.
They found these tiny purple flowers that they insisted I take pictures of.
And Trinity rode in style in the jogging stroller, almost passing out since she was up LATE last night refusing to sleep once again. Today she had TWO afternoon naps!
The pinecones were then covered with white glue and then doused in glitter. The end result is actually quite pretty and even with all the whining about dirty fingers, time consuming glue adding and other general complaints all 3 want to make more! So another success… sort of?
So Ken is on the road to becoming healthy again. This means he has appointments 3 times a week for the time being and at least another 3 of “getting better” for us to deal with. This is a bit of a hard thing for me to deal with as he needs naps and rest and time out which would not be a horrible thing – if the kids understood. Since they don’t at times it feels like I am the head of the household with FIVE children to chase and control. It is a bit lonely as he does need A LOT more time to himself BUT there is the promise that in the VERY near future he will be feeling MUCH better. That makes it all worth it. I miss the healthy Kenny I married 8 yrs ago. The promise of him feeling himself again is a HUGE one.
Tomorrow’s craft is a little more work intensive for myself and Ken. Today hands and feet were traced and pictures found… the rest – well you will have to wait and see! Although I am still working on a plan to get Trinity’s hands traced… the feet she was willing, hands… not so much!
Due to Ken’s under the weather status he is on a two chore evening plan. So tonight they are crafty ones – the latest Christmas stitch – this one Dr. Who themed and the other the faces for the above craft tease. Tomorrow night he has agreed to 3 so I plan on adding in the fish tank (poor fishies need a new filter). Short lists are always the hardest to write!
Well it is already pushing 11 and with Ken on limited duties I have another full day coming up! Karyn found me some applesauce recipes that call for chocolate or cocoa so maybe I will have a new recipe soon! Fingers crossed!