Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday was a PERFECT day.  We woke up, had breakfast, and I got all the chores done.  Abby wanted the pop up tent, but I couldn't find it, so we ended up building a huge fort complete with couch cushion tunnel entrance.  Marge thought this was the best, and binkyed around like a crazy bun before passing out.  Lunch was next, and since all the chairs were in the play room, we had a picnic on the living room floor.  Vera took an early nap right after lunch and Abby and I read about 50 pages of Alice in Wonderland.  I had watched Susan Wise Bauer's youtube clip about quiet time, and while Vera was napping I gave it a try.  Abby played alone quietly for an hour while I read my book.  When Vera woke up, the girls and I went to the park and got caught in a down pour!  It was sunny and clear until we got to the park.  The rain lasted about five minutes and the girls loved it.  Once home, we got dry clothes and met our neighbors out on the stoop until dinner time.  Scott had made a veggie and bean tomato thing the night before and we ate it over whole wheat pasta.  I blended the girls' veggies and tomatoes into a sauce, because they'll eat anything that resembles spaghetti.  Little do they know they ate beans and about six different veggies.  :)  Abby went to bed fairly early and Scott and I got to watch Lost.  Nice day.

Today was reasonably good too, and we made it to acting class without any drama.  Vera's back to wearing pants.  We're two days in.  Watch, I'm going to jinx myself typing this.  Did I blog about how I cleaned out her drawers?  Anyways, all she has in them are the cotton pants I know she'll wear when she wants to wear pants.  Only cotton shirts that don't have a ton of buttons, or collars, or ties and cotton dresses with no frills or ties on them.  The clothes can't be restricting in anyway or cause any problems going on or take too long to put on.  Oh yeah, and I have to fold the waist band down on her pants and fold the cuffs up.  Not sure what the folding is all about.  Vera notices all the little things.  There has always been this red stuffed dog out front of the tire store on the way to the subway.  One day it was gone and Vera said no more dog.  It took me a minute to figure out what she meant.  The other night she pointed out the window and said there was an airplane.  It was the tiniest speck far away glittering in the sun.

Abby started the first official reading lesson in OPGTR today.  Very exciting.  Now it's time to put all the sounds she's learned together.  And we have about 36 more lessons left in Math 1.  We can finish before the end of July I know it!  So this is more for me- for first grade we are doing, another Zaner-Bloser handwriting book, First Language Lessons, Writing With Ease 1, Saxon Math 2, Story of the World, and I found a really cool geography program through National Geographic that my neighbor uses that I want to try, and for science, I'm doing an animal study a week out of our animal encyclopedia.


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