Thursday, November 10, 2011

Settling In

Let the "nesting" begin
Monday, October 24, 2011

It's funny how you can spend a significant amount of money on a brand new house and then the first thing you do is start making holes in the walls!

After a few days of living in the fishbowl (a house with zero window coverings) I got tired of feeling so exposed all the time and insisted that Mike start hanging the curtains.

So, here they are, the first two holes in my brand new walls.

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All Tuckered Out
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The curtain hanging continued today and Mike was working in Harrison's room right before bedtime.

Harrison was so tired he said he couldn't wait for daddy to be done and he climbed up into bed and fell fast asleep, with Mike drilling right about his head!

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Let there be light
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Now that the curtains are up in the bedrooms I decided it was time to break from curtain hanging and get some lights up. So here it is, the first ceiling fan. In my bedroom, of course.

Only 7 more to go.....


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Little Helper
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Harrison really REALLY wanted to water the plants today.

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He was so cute that I opted to not tell him that there are drip lines running to all the plants and they are already getting watered each morning.

Pumpkin Math
Friday, October 28, 2011

I want to Zoey's kindergarten class today to help with a fun math project. The kids estimated the weight and circumference of their pumpkins as well as the number of lines on the outside and the number of seeds on the inside.

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Then we weighed, measured, and counted seeds to see how close their guesses where. Estimation is a learned skill and kindergartners just don't quite get it yet. Most my group thought our 15 lb. pumpkin was going to weigh 100 lbs. I kept asking them if any had baby brothers or sisters at home and if they could lift their younger sibling. I told them their younger sibling probably weighed 10-20 lbs so they should compare that to how much the pumpkin weighed. But most of them still guessed 100 lbs.

This is how Zoey felt about the gooey insides of the pumpkin.

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She was the only one in my group that utterly refused to reach in and pull out some seeds.

Raising Readers
Saturday, October 29, 2011

I finally assembled the bookshelves in the kids' rooms today so I hauled up the boxes of kids books and asked them to work on putting the books on theirs shelves. This one small request took them ALL day because they kept stopping to read the books!

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Zoey also had a little pumpkin party today at the home of one of her classmates. She insisted on wearing this dress because "it is pumpkin colored."

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She also picked the smallest pumpkin to paint and decorate.

Improvising
Sunday, October 30, 2011


Our TV (and all the other related electronics) are currently still sitting out in the garage. But the kids really REALLY wanted to watch a movie tonight.

So we improvised. After searching around a bit I was able to find the little DVD players that we use in the car for long drives.

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Who says you need a big screen TV to enjoy a good movie?

2 comments:

HeidiPie said...

yay, curtains!
What a tired kid to go to sleep while Mike was drilling above his head.
Love that they kept stopping and reading their books. =)

Liss said...

of COURSE they kept reading the books ;) that would be what my kids would do too