Friday, March 30, 2012
photo by Brittany Watson
It was a rough night of sleep as the smoke alarm went off twice last night. The alarms are all tied in together and so we couldn't tell which one was being triggered, either by a low batterie or???. I read that it's good to clean out your alarms as well because spiders or other insects can get into them and cause them to go off. Hmm... So we need a bunch of 9V batteries to replace into them, of which is aggravating because they are all hard-wired so it's aggravating to need batteries.
I woke up at the usual time and made our breakfast. We had omelets and toast with butter and jelly this morning. The children weren't too much into omelets today. They were very tasty though.
After morning chores and devotions we did our morning school. Dalton did his science and math. Samuel, Jesse and Bethany had history and math. Joy-Anna had her phonics time. Jesse, Dalton and Samuel had computer time.
In between all this I took the time to hop on the computer a few minutes, check on the garden and give the little girls a bath. I also helped Dalton tidy the living room. Bethany cleaned windows, Jesse check for eggs- five this morning. Samuel slloooowwwwllly swept the kitchen and dining room floors.
Brittany worked on laundry this morning and has the laundry room almost completely clean! It's her week to do laundry and she stays consistent most of the time with it.
I had worked on kitchen cleanup except Samuel actually loaded the dishwasher as it's his day.
At lunch time, I instructed Dalton on how to make macaroni and cheese. He helps a lot with lunch preparation but I want him to know more than ramen, sandwiches and hot dogs! I think he understood what I was doing. The macaroni and cheese was a little "loose" but it was very tasty. The children watched Family Feud while they ate.
After lunch Dalton worked on keyboarding, reading and PE. Science was on the agenda but he lost his workbook... I did reading, penmanship, grammar and science with Samuel, Jesse and Bethany. We did not get to Joy-Anna's math today but, boy, was she whipping out her addition facts orally. She thought that was quite fun.
Finally around 2:30 I lied down with Gloria. I got Joy-Anna down in her bed to nap as well. Gloria never would go to sleep though, despite lying there for a whole hour.
Finally we got up and I got on the computer a little while. Then I worked in the kitchen some. James came home early, at 4:30!
He went out, put out the fly bait, worked on the pool and tilled the garden. I worked at straightening the kitchen, putting away some produce and cooking supper... chicken alfredo, garlic bread and salad. A friend made some when we visited them a while back and I discovered how yummy it is. I had made it years ago before that and didn't like it.
After supper, Samuel and I worked at cleaning the dishes/ cookware. James came in to tell me how much the fly bait is already working! Good... After doing the dishes, I gave the kitchen a quick mop.
Feeling a sense of accomplishment today, I took liberty in relaxing a little while before bed. Good night and have a great weekend in the Lord!
Posted by Susan at 8:30 PM