Brielle and Finnella looking for books on CD I haven’t blogged for six months! I have lots of good reasons/excuses, depending on how you look at it. But I miss it and I enjoy it and I am doing it for me, so I’m back! It’s hard to let go of expectations–like how blogging has Carry on!
Ten is a first born. Ten loves a schedule, solitude and creativity. Ten writes novels and stories and plays and journals and songs. Ten fills notebooks and loses them. Ten loves to play piano and sing. Ten practices regularly without being reminded. Ten needs lots of reminders when she’s on kitchen zone. Ten loves to Carry on!
Elivette has been spending meals in her chair, instead of someone’s lap. Ok, to be perfectly honest, she has been starting the meal in her chair, and ends up in someone’s lap. She doesn’t like it when she accidentally gets food in her mouth, but she sure has fun smooshing it around. Cadrian has become Carry on!
There are so many reasons why I adore Eight. A newly minted Eight for four days Eight. Eight is thoughtful and sweet. Eight is snuggly and precious. Eight is loud sometimes, but usually mellow. Eight is silly and has an awesome fake laugh and an endearing real laugh. Eight giggles. Eight loves to run ahead Carry on!
Today was Aviana’s psuedo birthday. We let the kids choose something special to do and what we eat on their birthdays. Aviana wanted to have some cousins over but they weren’t available on Saturday for her actual birthday, hence the psuedo birthday. it worked out for the best anyway since the grandmas have to work Carry on!
Today in a drawer I found a list. I asked Aviana what it was. “Oh,” she replied nonchalantly,”that’s just a list I tore out of my notebook. It’s a list of what I’m thankful for. You can throw it away.” I couldn’t bear to until I had recorded it for posterity. 1. Painting 2. reading Carry on!
One day Aviana was reading Hymns for a Kid’s Heart and came to tell me how much she enjoyed reading the section titled “From My Heart to Yours” by Joni (pronounced Johnny) Eareckson Tada. She asked me about Joni and if she was still alive. I told her she was. We looked her up and watched a few videos of Carry on!
We’re all about doing it ourselves here at the Farm Fresh Family. Aviana (7)has had her eye on the Young Builder’s Tool Kit in one of our favorite catalogs, but it was $55! I found a fishing tackle box the right size at Goodwill for $.88 and Kevin filled it with tools he had spares Carry on!
Kid #1 turned six today! Even though she already got to open presents from Grandma and Aunt Connie yesterday She had to open her presents before breakfast Then right after breakfast she had to work her loom And during quiet time she had to paint her birdhouse The crafts she got may last the month… Carry on!
Interview with Aviana To see how much she’s changed, you can see last year’s interview here.