I was thoroughly spoiled for Mother’s Day!
Saul and the kids performed in a Lip Sync battle, cleaned and cooked for me, and showered me with awesome gifts.
Eleven years with this gig, and I still feel like I don’t know what I’m doing….
We’ve been playing Apples to Apples, which is hilarious with Nate and Isaac. Plus it gives everyone a break from me asking to play Yahtzee every evening after dinner. :)
Saul shaved off his “winter beard”. Ahhh…I really miss that beard!
The kids are gearing down for our much anticipated (or dreaded) summer schedule. Nate hasn’t had any homework for the last two weeks, and both Isaac and Elaina are completing two of their subjects. Elaina has been struggling to understand some new math concepts, and no matter how many different ways I try to teach them to her, she just isn’t grasping them. Historically she is like this with math. She just needs to work at a slower pace, and thankfully homeschooling allows for that. She could probably use a little time off from school; usually the brain break does wonders for her when she is struggling to push through a new level.
Olivia is definitely losing interest in school. We are picking and choosing a couple of things to work on each week, but she needs a little break too.
(Three part Sequencing Cards, Reading “at” words with Letter Tiles)
We had two major home issues this week. One, the dryer stopped drying. Two, the vacuum broke. Ugh!
Saul originally thought that the dryer needed a new heating element, so we headed out to the appliance repair shop. They urged us to check the dryer venting first, before buying any of their non-returnable parts. That was actually really solid of them, because one peek into the dryer venting lead Saul to discover that it was indeed clogged, nearly all of the way out. He had to borrow a special tool from the neighbor, climb up onto the roof, and push out the old lint and debris. He hooked up brand new tubing and now the dyer works good as new!
The vacuum was another story. There was no fixing that, so a new one was purchased.
We had to say goodbye to our amazing friends. They are moving to North Carolina. They will all be so missed!
Dawn has been my friend through some really difficult seasons…it’s going to be a really hard adjustment not having her around.
I got ambitious and tried a few new recipes this week. It helped that I could use the oven, as the weather is still really cool.
Farmers Casserole, Tomato Salad
(GF Carrot and Apple Muffin)
(Jalapeno Popper Chicken, GF Strawberry Cream Galette)
(GF Chocolate Cream Puffs, GF Profiteroles)
Saul is off this weekend, and I am hoping we get to relax and play a few card games.