This little girl was incredibly thrilled to have her brother and sister home ALL WEEK! She and Johnny especially were inseparable. The time off from school runs meant we could spend hours building giant pattern block scenes and sensory wall mosaics, as well as playing with Legos and drawing. And celebrating Emma’s sixth birthday!!! How is my daughter six years old so soon?!
Mike got Monday off work for President’s Day, and we all enjoyed having him around. The kids got in a chess game, too. Emma and Johnny teamed up against Mike and Lily, and they enjoyed playing with one special rule: they could take dad’s pieces, but they didn’t think he should take theirs! They won in the end, through what looked to me like a series of moves on their end without any moves from Mike…
For President’s Day, Mike gave the kids the challenge of building a log cabin out of All-Bran. Emma built a base, but quickly found that you can’t just stack All-Bran. So they ate it instead – a treat, if you’ve never had it before! We talked about what it’s like to be president.
Tuesday this coyote kept coming back into our yard. I was a little concerned at his lack of concern over my trying to photograph him – and the fact that he kept coming back after I would chase him off, but he hasn’t been back since – at least that we’ve seen. I knew there were coyotes in our area, but I hadn’t seen them since the morning before Lily was born, when I was up at 5:30am. Then I saw two, both larger than this one, and they both looked a little shocked to see me!
We also spent some time watching this squirrel sneak food out of our “squirrel-proof” bird feeder. Pretty sneaky! He had a friend waiting under the feeder, who would eat the seeds that fell out!
This is my favorite drawing of the week, drawn by Johnny (four years old), and inspired by the movie Cars, which we watched a couple weeks ago.
Poor Emma got sick at the end of the week. But my brother’s baby is home from the hospital and doing well!!!
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