Posts Categorized: Family

Lake Mead

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I really need to find something to do while Andrew does his homework. He needs me to read the instructions to him still, and when I don’t he just goes on ahead doing whatever he thinks up, and I have to erase it and he spends twice as long re-doing things. At the same time,… Read more »

Who’s pregnant?

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Oh, that’s right…it’s me. I guess by your fifth child you just don’t have time to think about being pregnant. I’ve been thinking I should do a pregnancy update, and then a few people started asking about one too, so here you have it. We’ve finally overcome some technical difficulties of 1. there being exactly… Read more »

Fort Bragg

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Even before school let out, we had our summer booked up solid though July. First up was our week-long vacation to one of my favorite places in the world, Fort Bragg. Last time I was there was two years ago when I was pregnant with Miles. I took the three kids up there by myself… Read more »

Elira’s Lesson on Planets

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Today, Ellie planned a lesson on planets for me. Holy cow, the girls know a lot about the planets, thanks to The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That and Magic School bus books. Don’t you love how she looks with her stick pointer?   Here’s her lesson: See that one. Do you… Read more »

Cleaning Update

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Well, our new Cromar Housekeeping plan has been in effect for a few weeks now. And I’d have to give it mostly positive reviews. Overall the house has been cleaner, and having a chore chart has helped motivate me, even on days when I’m feeling lazy or too busy to do chores, to at least… Read more »