Lately - one of Eli's favorite things to do is "drive" the van.
We had a bit of sickness this week, first off Katie-Abigail had an awful cough and the cruds so I let her stay home on Monday & Tuesday we had a really nice time together. We made morse code necklaces together out of colored drinking straws and yarn. They say K-A, Emma & Beth. It was SO much fun to do.
Dry erase boards are my best friend - we did math drills and penmanship practice. Josiah wanted to practice writing his middle name. Love how much this boy has learned and grown this year!
We read a Magic Schoolbus book about ants and then found the corresponding episode on YouTube. That was a lot of fun. Homework is always crazy - Eli wanted to get in on the action so Emma let him scribble on a piece of her scratch paper. Love how he uses his left & right hand interchangeably. He just might take after his grandma and be a lefty!
Wednesday was my one day without a sick kiddo at home and the boys and I spent as much time out and about as we possibly could. We spent some time wandering around LifeWay and picked up a study guide for a Bible Study that I may possibly lead over the summer.
Thursday was tough. Emma was up at 12am throwing up and I hadn't made it to bed yet so I sat on the couch with her as she tried to sleep, with Eli on my chest, and tried to catch a little sleep. It was awful. I finally abandoned the Emma and the couch when Daniel got up to get ready for work, hoping to get maybe an hour of solid sleep but Josiah & Katie-Abigail woke up a few minutes later and were in and out of my room pretty much constantly until it was time to get up and get ready for school.
Usually when my kids are sick I kick into mother-instict over-drive. I find myself super-humanly patient, kind, snuggly and all kinds of compassionate but this time around I was just tired. Like loosing my mind, cry at the drop of a hat tired. But we made it through the day - thanks in part to Netflix.
Emma had to spend two days at home - which she did not like at all, but everyone is feeling better just in time for a beautiful Easter weekend. Daniel has the whole weekend off - I am recovering from our crazy week and working on my Chevron afghan.
Yesterday I got the chance to wander around the backyard. I had the hymn sometimes a light surprises running around in my head as I used my phone to take a few photos. I edited them using AfterLight app (formerly AfterGlow).
Sometimes a light surprises
The Christian while he sings;
It is the Lord who rises
With healing in His wings;
When comforts are declining,
He grants the soul again
A season of clear shining,
To cheer it after rain.
also here is a beautiful song for your weekend. You've probably already heard it, but seeing as I live under a rock I'm not sure I ever have, I was listening to this YouTube video as a I was blog surfing... so I think the video (from the little bits I did see) is probably uber-lame, but this song.