Okay, so Halloween was a week ago, but like I’ve said before, for my sanity I post about a week after we’ve done stuff. Unless I’m on vacation, then I post what we’re doing that day.
We didn’t do super a lot because I was working like a mad woman to get their costumes done.. But we read lots of books, and we talked some about beginning letter sounds and played our sight words game again.
You know, I was looking through my pictures and I can’t find a single picture of us reading this week.
We continued to do math problems with our Halloween guy counters. I still get requests to do this.
We discovered that pumpkins do float, and they splash quite satisfyingly when dropped.
That liquid colors mix together to make new colors, and if you add enough color it becomes brown. And it’s a rather yucky looking brown, not a nice looking brown.
Here’s where most of our learning took place this week.
We learned manners. That you HAVE to say thank you, and that you can’t run on other people’s lawns. I’m so mean.
There’s no learning skill here, I just like this picture. Don’t they look handsome, with their matching bandaids? Oh, and I”m happy to anounce that all 3 of my kids no longer have head wounds, instead they now have scars.
Almost a month ER free.
We went to a local Halloween festival. I highly recommend checking your local city website at holidays to see if they have anything like this scheduled, we’ve been to a couple of these types of things and they’re always fun and usually either free or low cost.
Everybody helped get ready for visiting grandparents. Here they’re using a dish of warm soapy water to clean the counters. This is the cleanest the counters have been in months (as in free of clutter, I clean them fairly regularly because, well 5 people, that just makes things get dirty).
Mopping the floors, of course afterwards the floor is always very wet. Put, that’s the price I pay for having my kids help me with chores. It’s a price I’m willing to pay. Now if only they could clean toilets……..
So…….. I bought a big huge thing of toilet paper from Target, actually I bought two because that’s what I had to do for the sale. The kids helped deliver some of the toilet paper to the right bathrooms. Then they started playing. At one point, they had made a fort with the packages. I walk in and here’s the new game: stack the packages and then throw the doll at it to knock it over. Yeah…….
I have this dilemma, on the one hand, I don’t want them hiding in the clothes racks. It knocks clothes off, they have a tendency to then run as they’re playing games. So, I don’t want that. But, shots like this do crack me up.
And I”m so disappointed, I had a super cute picture of the boys escorting Princess back to me from one of the times wandering off, but it’s too blurry to be usable. I really love how they’ve taken the big brother job seriously and make sure she is taken care of and keeps up with us.