Today marks day 31 without husband home. When we wake up we’ll scramble to the arrivals section of the airport. My heart sings.
My, oh my, what a wonderful day!
My marvelous husband is headin’ my way!
I’m so excited! I even cleared off the counters, which at one time looked like this:
(Don’t worry. In two days it will look like this again.)
But maybe now I will have more motivation to cook. I admit that lately we’ve had way too many meals like this:
(Why are you looking at me like that? It says “no preservatives.” It also has “real cheddar cheese.” That counts for something, right?)
As far as school is concerned, our reading this week consisted of an assortment of Lewis & Clark and Davy Crockett books.
How We Crossed The West: The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark (family read aloud)
Of Courage Undaunted (family read aloud)
Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President (Step into Reading) (David read aloud)
A Picture Book of Davy Crockett (Stephen read aloud to David & Levi)
David Crockett Creating a Legend (David read aloud to Levi)
Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontier (Ready-to-read) (Future read aloud for David)
The Battle of the Alamo (Graphic History) (Has been read many times by the boys)
Draw Write Now, Book 5: The United States, from Sea to Sea, Moving Forward (for reference)
The book we’ve enjoyed most is How We Crossed The West: The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark, which is a compilation of words actually penned by Lewis and Clark. Great excerpts and illustrations!
We’re still learning to play Lewis and Clark The Expedition game…
The boys learned from various colonial craftsmen, and then Stephen performed part of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” speech. He did extraordinarily well for not practicing much. (We didn’t know about this event until two days prior. )
As far as Isaac is concerned, he’s growing incredibly fast! He is now wearing 18-month onesies (Gerber brand, 12-month for others), and he isn’t even four months old yet! I try to tell him to not be in such a rush to grow up. He just won’t listen to me! 🙂