Sunday, March 10, 2013


I thought I should get a post in before we start with birthday month and the new grandbabies coming.  It should be busy around our house in the next month or so.  :)

One of the things I have been longing to be able to do is read "chapter" books to the boys.  We have been able to get them to sit still and listen to short storybooks (with lots of pictures), but when we have tried previously to read something without pictures it didn't go very well.  I had picked up a book at the library recently to try, but Dan remembered this book series that he read as a child and thought they might enjoy reading it.  Amazingly, they really like it!  The book is about a family of 4 children and the adventures they have.  There are a few simple illustrations, but it is primarily just words.  Each chapter ends with a bit of a cliffhanger so they are excited to read the next chapter each night.  It's not earth shattering, but it certainly is real progress for them to sit still, listen and be able to follow along with the story.  They even stop Dan and ask him what words or phrases they don't know mean.  Yeah!! :)

We thought we had missed the chance to go sledding this year, but we were blessed with a good 4-5 inches of snow this week.  We took a snow day and went sledding.  Everyone had a good time.  Hard to believe that just 4 days later it's in the 60's.  Crazy Indiana weather!

 In school we have been studying about volcanoes.  That, of course means that you have to get a bottle, add some water, soap, baking soda and vinegar and make a "volcano".  It was a mess, but fun.  We could have done this all day.  We watched a couple of videos about volacanoes and will be doing some writing and worksheets this week.
 This is Andrew doing his schoolwork.  Not sure why this pose is necessary, but it that's what it takes for him to get things done it's fine with me.  He has some trouble sitting still sometimes. :)
Everyone is signed up for baseball this spring. So, lots of driving and coordinating things to get them where they need to be.  Grandbabies coming in April.   Three kids birthdays this month.  Always something going on!

Until next time.