Monday, April 17, 2017

Snickers Satisfies

We were off to Lowe's to return some things, and Daddy went off to look for some stuff after that.

You and I usually don't have anything to look for/at there, so I did a few laps with you in the Lowe's Racing Cart.
You have to fold your legs rather uncomfortably to fit in there, but you didn't mind, seeing how it won't be that long till you won't even be able to squeeze yourself in there anymore.
You had had breakfast, but then we went off to an Easter Eggstravaganza at Southern Hills Church, where all you had was lemonade and a couple of pieces of candy. 
By the time we had done our second lap in Lowe's, you were getting run down.
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It was a good thing I had an "emergency" Snickers Bar in my purse that someone had given you as a present.
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Talk about instantaneous revival.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Grade 2 Week 28

You have read soooo many more books and stories at your young age than a vast majority of people out there of your age or considerably older.  I used to browse row after row of shelves at the library of the Universities I attended, picking out books on just about every/any topic imaginable.  But you have squashed the number of books that I have read by leaps and bounds.
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Daddy got you an early birthday gift, but couldn't help presenting it to you one afternoon after lunch.
Just look at that concentration while undoing the wrapping paper.
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Oh yes, then there's that pesky bubble wrap still.
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Ooooo Look at that coy little smile.:)
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When our library day coincides with Arts and Crafts Day, you love to take part and work diligently at whatever the project of the day might be.
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You are often also the biggest child there, but who cares, aye? :)
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As long as you love to learn and make and craft, I will never stifle any of that. :)
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Oh, last but not least, you gained a new cousin, and here's your welcome gift for the little guy :)
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Grade 2 Week 27

This is from a week that was way back in February.  At this moment in time I am swamped with a bunch of different things that I can hardly even remember something from yesterday.

And so, from this choice of books, I'm guessing we were doing Presidents' Week. *wink wink*
This year we finally read the whole Gettysburg Address, and introduced Thomas Jefferson, among others.
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We continued our study of various aspects of Black History Month,
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but we also had time for the silly :)
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and a diverse range of topics as well.
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You showed me a pair of Storm Trooper socks that had gotten a little too small, that you had turned into a toy.  When turned upside down, the Storm Trooper looked like an entirely different character.
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No matter what I serve for our meals, you hardly complain.  If something disagrees with you, you will just very discretely taste a little bit, and then just not eat any more.  We have never heard you ever complain about any dish or food that I've made.  You are really sweet that way.

Breakfast, however, is something you always scarf down. 
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You have a very curious and imaginative mind, and no matter what medium you use to express yourself, it always is unique and interesting. I love how you have captured the essence of the picture in the different expressions in the photo below.
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Also, being the goofball that you are, every time we come across one of those "Stand here and stick your face out this hole" thingies, you will be first in line.

We thought that this little red truck at HEB was fun and super cute.
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AND you surprised me with a poster one day, with a designed based on Uncle Sam :)
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Grade 2 Week 26

An Uneventful Week?? I dunno, maybe. Lotsa stuff going on at home, and we sneak school in when we can.

One of the pluses of Homeschooling is that we can have 365 days of school. Even on days that we don't have "formal" "sit-down" school, we are still learning from everything around us, aye?

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Speaking of Sneaking, we have a Serial Scribbler in our midst.
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Someone keeps sneaking messages onto my grocery lists.
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Wonder who it is.......

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This is from way back in early February.  I borrowed Ethel and Ernest after we watched the animated adaptation of it, and fell in love with the story.
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You, on the other hand, continue to read a wide range of subjects, and I am so grateful to have access to a library to feed that voracity.
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At this point, we were still talking about famous African American figures in our history, and you enjoyed drawing posters of them.
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We also experimented with Oil Pastels.
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You do not limit your creativity to just the home.  Whenever we are at Bible Class, you would grab a marker and start drawing.  More often than not, you listen to the conversation that is going on in the background, and sort of illustrate our thoughts on the whiteboard.
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This photo seems random, but it is actually your spider made from Q-tips and some Blu Tack.
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We made some muffin, and as we all know, you love to help me bake. The whole hands-on thing is a big thrill to you.
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When the rewards are as yummy as this, who wouldn't be enthusiastic.
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We managed to get in some play time at the indoor play area at the nearby church,
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as well as find time to get tangled up in daddy's t shirt.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

A Random Breakfast

A Tortilla Turkey Weiner Dog, Apples, Tangerines, Strawberries and Milk.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

A friend revisited

We hadn't seen Maddie in a while because her family moved to a different town and she wasn't able to come see her Grandad, who lives next door to us, much.

So, we were so delighted when her Grandad told us that her family was moving back to Abilene, and that she was able to come to your birthday party!

Which brings us to our photos for this post, which I have had, lingering around on my hard drive for almost a year now, waiting to be posted, but somehow always got neglected.

Here we go, photos from almost a year ago, where we went by next door to visit, and you got to play with Maddie :)

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