It is officially fall. My most favorite season! I think living on the east coast sealed the deal for me. The beauty, the colors, the crisp air… I would go back every year during this time to relive it! I look forward to enjoying all things fall decor each year, even though it hasn’t felt autumn when it actually becomes autumn since I lived on the east coast. It is still so calming and colorful and wonderful to see and smell all the things fall out and around. So, this year I went all out and just hung up my fall wreath. HaHa! There just isn’t enough spaces to share with knick knacks without having to move them 5 times a day because life.
The kids are doing well in school and love it all except getting up super early to get ready and leave ;). George is still struggling with his spelling so it makes for lower marks. His teacher let’s him make up alot of his work, but it isn’t worth a whole grade, so we have stepped up our reading and writing at home to improve and cement the knowledge that seems trapped in his head. He is thrilled about it [not]!!!!! And, Felicity is having a tough time bouncing between multiplication and fractions because she hasn’t done a good job of memorizing her facts, but that too has been improving the past week or so. Phillip is the only student in his Kindergarten class who has maintained good behavior and loves to boast about it each day when I pick him up! He has learned so much just a few weeks in; I am so proud of him. Faith is doing leaps about bounds better with homework and assignments than she was doing last year. She has settled into a nice little routine and is coming along quite nicely.
Karolina and Anastasia are loving being mistresses of the house during the day. Their friendship has really blossomed now that they only have each other. Karolina says she and Anastasia are best buddies! They play all sorts of make believe games, chase the chickens around, and take Daisy for walks around the yard.
I get lots done most days. When we get back from dropping the school kids off, I usually will have another cup of coffee and do some computer work for my business or Lowell’s, and then jump into a chore or twelve. The most difficult thing for me to accomplish is a shower. I can mow the lawn, fold all the laundry, scrub bathrooms and clean the kitchen, and vacuum the house with barely a peep of want or need from the little girls. But, the minute I decide it is time to cleanse my grimy self, Heaven help us all! I was trying to remember how I did it when I only had Faith and Felicity, and it came to me: they took naps. Karolina naps occasionally, and Anastasia has always been a poor napper. I am not even bothered by their random desire of neediness; what bothers me is their insistence on their presence in the bathroom with me. Oh well. Just another day in the life! They say I will miss these days… Now, I am sure I will not miss these wanting-to-shower-alone days, but I will hold on to making the most of it while keeping a smile on my face!
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I still haven’t picked up a book that I talked about a post or two ago, but I have been watching John Adams on Amazon on the random evening I have a few minutes, a football game isn’t on, and I don’t have to be up at 5:50 to push the kids out the door for school. Needless to say, I am on episode 5 and I have been watching for over a month! ;) Tom Hanks did it as an HBO series along the same real-life lines that he did Band of Brothers. I recently watched a girlie movie based on a Louisa May Alcott book called The Inheritance and Lowell and I watched the new Ben-Hur movie last weekend. I know we are mostly way behind the times, but we don’t watch regular TV or go to the/rent movies, so we never know whats “out there” until it shows up on Prime. (Or my mom and sisters text about what they’ve seen or want to see!)
Random side note to close: This week is school picture week! I am so excited to see how they turned out. I will share anything silly that turns up when I get them in!