Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The things that get done when I get to stay home!

I started out this morning making up the invitations to Jesse's high school graduation party and getting them printed. I just need to make the address labels for the envelopes and then those are done.

We did school and it kind of seemed to drag on today. This time of the year we're ready to be done for a while, but we continue to plod on through our lessons. Sarah has started to listen to the boys (James, John and Joel) read for twenty minutes a day. This frees me up to do something else and she can listen while she's laying in bed, doing a puzzle or just sitting there next to them.

When that was done I started working on my Sunday School lessons for the summer. I'm taking over the 3, 4 & 5 year old class for the summer. I ordered curriculum from Standard Publishing and am organizing it ahead of time. It looks like it will be a lot of fun as well as educational, can't beat that! I still need to separate the Make & Take papers into their individual weeks and make a list of supplies that I need to get. Ex: gray construction paper. Have you ever seen gray construction paper? I don't think I've ever seen it in a multicolor pack. I guess I'll hit the educational store. I also prepared a sample of each Make & Take so the church hour teachers aren't trying to figure it out at the last minute.

Sarah made bacon sandwiches for us. When she was done I made spaghetti sauce and cupcakes. No, the two aren't going together. Although that would be quite the mess wouldn't it? The cupcakes are for our Cubbie party tonight, and I made some extra for my family who always seem to meander around the Cubbie room looking for left-over snacks.

Jesse picked out some pictures for me to put on his photo memory board for his Senior Banquet and Graduation reception. He was such a cute kid, now he's quite the handsome young man.

I've been doing laundry all day. I LOVE having two dryers. When one load isn't quite finished I can continue on with my work. Do you have ANY idea how much laundry twelve people create?

I love staying home. I love when I can stay home. I love when I can accomplish things that need to be done. Today was one of those days!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I ran into your blog when researching KVI. We'te in the process of adopting through AWOP- I love hearing stories. I looked back and read some of yours. What a wonderful fam. you have- how blessed for sure! If you have any advice, I'd sure love to hear it!