Wednesday, September 30, 2009
A good friend had an extra piano and asked us if we wanted it for our house! Yeah! We did and it's now the focus of our living room. The kids are very excited about it of course, and Nate and I both agree that our house now feels like a real home!
Bethany especially took command of the piano at once. She sometimes will fuss at anyone else who tries to play it!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
At least five times a day, Jacob comes up to me beaming with pride, and hands me something like what you see here. He is wonderfully happy shaping out letters for a lot longer than I would imagine a four-year-old sitting still! And the biggest surprise about home schooling Naomi has been how much Jacob wants to participate. He has his own bucket of activities, and he does them right at the table with us so as not to miss anything. If we're doing anything that he deems fun (like M&M Math, for instance) he can slide right over and be a part. Today while Naomi was filling out the numbers in her calendar, he ran and got a piece of paper and a crayon so that he could write his numbers too. He wrote them all the way up to ten with very little help! It's always surprising to me how much he's learning by just being around while I'm working with Naomi (or directly from the little Naomi teacher herself!)
Cinderella is my friend's sister, so after the show, we waited to get a quick picture with her. She was excellent for the part, and Naomi loved her evening at the theater!
Pretty much everyone in the family was there, and though the weather was very wet, it was a great party. I think the kids would have been quite bored if there had been no mud to play in!
Of course where the Pugh family gathers, there will be music! This is my sister-in-law Fish (Patricia), my cousin-in-law (is that a real thing?) Regan, and my cousin John. Anybody who wanted to could get up and sing, and before we left, Naomi even sang a song she'd been working on. No one could hear her really, but she was behind the microphone singing just the same!