Everyone worked harder this week at being more productive with summer assignments, music practice, and housework in general. It is a blessing when they begin to see that something needs doing without me asking.
|Our little water bug!|
Muffy has been busy entertaining Cupcake (to which I'm very thankful), drawing pictures, and coming close to finishing the delightful Mary Poppins. She also made banana pudding from her Paula Dean kid's cookbook. We all enjoyed that very much!
|Muffy's banana pudding, S- the taster!|
S- parted company with his rental violin. Purchasing it would have meant robbing the bank (okay, not really, but anyway...). The shop owner had three violins in our price range ready for us when we arrived. He had S- try out a G scale on all three to compare sound, and to see if he'd "bond" with one. Well, of course, he "bonded" with the most expensive one (without knowing price at all to bias decision). I think S- and his new violin are going to be a great team. Besides playing music, he is reading Oliver Twist. It will be great fun to watch the Masterpiece Theater version with him when he finishes reading it (which will probably be quite some time from now).
|E-'s wagon rides, helmets needed!|
There just isn't much to post about Matt and I. I've been extra tired, so we've both just been pushing through the routine, with a little time to read in the evenings. Hey, no one ever tells you this, but when your kids get older, you actually end up with less free time! I love them all though, and the ages and stages they go through so quickly.
I'm going to the beach with some ladies from church next week, so unless dear husband gets motivated to blog, there won't be a post. Don't feel sorry for him; he'll be fine, but my house might never be the same, and if you see my kids out and about their clothes probably won't match! Hee, hee, hee.
|Delighted one girl, terrified the other. Any guesses which?|
|Cupcake's version of a catbird!|