I don't know why the people in charge of everything don't all band together and decide that the business day should not begin until 11 am. I think we would all be less cranky.
At any rate, I spent the morning burning through my printer cartridge with all the worksheets I needed and then I got to work whipping up a hot breakfast. Pancakes, sausage and orange juice. I foolishly doubled my pancake recipe, because I wanted there to be enough for everyone. Now, I have a ton of left over pancakes. Good thing they keep in the refrigerator, cause the kids will be eating them tomorrow.
Well, that is one way to eat a pancake.
I did stop taking pictures long enough to cut their pancakes.
Blame the cell phone for the blur.
Trying to catch every bit of syrup with her tongue.
After filling up, we started our day with handwriting and social studies. The two younger girls were very excited to learn about archeologists and nomads. Tomorrow we are going to work on some 'cave painting' art projects. I am sure that will be a hit.
After our discussion, everyone broke off to do their individual work, either online or in workbooks. By 12:30 we were all ready for a break. We had a nice lunch of baked potatoes and salad with broiled chicken breast.
After lunch, the kids played outside for about a half hour. They came inside because it started to thunder and looked stormy, though we never did get a storm- it blew over within an hour.
The younger girls fixed up my bed as a reading area and I read them a couple stories while Aidan and Lilli played a video game.
I caught a few minutes of Days of Our Lives before the President broke in about the economy (boo...hiss..) I know the economy sucks. I don't need the President to tell me about it and now I don't know if Maggie Horton will survive her gunshot wound to the chest until I can catch it tomorrow, yes, I like soaps and I KNOW they are lame, but there you have it.
We went back to work at 2 and my niece got to 'Show and Tell' her seashells from her vacation in Florida. She did a great job and it seemed every shell was her 'favorite'.
We finished up anything left from the morning and did some fun coloring pages. Tomorrow we will be starting Spanish lessons after our lunch break.
I also wanted to start art lessons in the afternoon, but the book I ordered isn't available until October. Of course, they waited 2 weeks to tell me. *sigh*
I will go back to researching options, but in the meantime, they will have to settle for the projects that go along with their social studies and unit studies. We will start our unit studies next week, and first up is The Little House on the Prairie.
Yes, even though the kids seemed less than enthused about the show. But, I know the books are really good and when you get to build your own log cabin with the best supplies the Dollar Tree has to offer, it's makes it even better.
Random pics of the kids working throughout the day:
Now, everyone is relaxing before dinner. I am really tired and I am already counting the hours until I can fall into bed. Wish I hadn't promised to make the kids cheeseburgers, cause I would throw Froot Loops at them if it wouldn't cause a riot.
These first few days will be the hardest because I spent the summer sleeping in until after 9 and spending my days, sloth-like on the couch. Hopefully, I get used to it soon. If not, I can always start eating coffee grounds with a tablespoon.
Also, on the Comcast front- still no phone, or the cable TV extras I am supposed to have. Although, yesterday afternoon, the On Demand worked for about 7 minutes. I am not sure how I will refrain from punching the technician in the mouth when he shows up on Friday.