We’ve enjoyed our week learning about President Monson. We’ve also tried to focus really strongly on implementing our We Choose Virtues curriculum (learn more and get discount codes here). Lots of appointments have been accomplished, including Joseph’s allergist appointment and yesterday’s ultrasound where I saw baby Mason in 3D. Lots of little things have happened this week as well. Caleb is starting to take a few steps without holding onto furniture, but he always seems to do it when the camera is far away. Daniel has really loved coloring and cutting things out this week. Just about any time he’s not running and jumping on things he’s sitting at the table creating things. Or looking through his workbox at all the things he’s created.
Joseph is starting to read books to himself without noticing. It’s still slow, but he’s doing it because he wants to, so it works. The neat thing is he’s not really paying attention to the fact that he’s reading things off the page. I caught this picture of Makayla with a bug her great-grandfather sent over – a walking stick. All the children have enjoyed the insect, but Oliver didn’t realize it wasn’t a stick at first.Emma has been a bit of a pest this week. I’m sure it’s a phase, right? She’s doing things on purpose that she knows are not allowed (like walking on the back of the couch, jumping on the furniture, and taking things from little brothers). My goal today and this weekend is to pour some extra love into her and hope it fills up whatever attention-getting behaviors she’s doing. Oliver seems to take great delight in sneaking dishes out of the kitchen to use in his playtime. I found him with my big measuring cup today – no wonder I couldn’t find it earlier! And yes, this was early in our day – note the pajamas he’s still wearing.
What have your children been into or up to this week?