Zane Kathryne Schwaiger

264 :: Buttons

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He love tiny things. And he is usually pretty good about not putting them in his mouth — although we have to watch him closely. Today, for instance, he was playing around with Ellen’s baby zucchini when I saw him moving his mouth around in a funny way. Sure enough, he had gently removed one of the zucchini’s googly eyes and was sucking on it with delight!

262 :: Wake Up, Sister!

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Most mornings baby Wallace opens his eyes well before his sisters do.  I try to tiptoe down the hall and close their door before he wakes them up with his baby chatter . . . but lately he gets very upset if we don’t go into their room so he can have a peek at them.  Their bed is his favorite place, especially when his girls are snuggled in it!  If I put him down on their bed, he climbs up towards their heads and throws himself into the pillows, smiling his fuzzy morning smile.

Week Two Wrap Up

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We finished The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman. It was the perfect start to our language arts year.

“Jane Sharp! It is I, Alyce, your apprentice. I have come back. If you do not let me in, I will try again and again. I can do what you tell me and take what you give me, and I know now to try and risk and fail and try again and not give up. I will not go away.”

The door opened. Alyce went in. And the cat followed her.

I hope I can remember Alyce when the going gets tough.

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Thursday evening was a math lesson with Gommy and playtime with Boppa.  The girls treasure this time devoted to Gommy. And Wallace was making us all laugh with his antics.  He has developed such a sense of humor; it cracks me up!

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We finished Lief the Lucky by Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire and so delved into the geography of northern Europe, Island, Greenland, and North America.

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We ended the week with a trail walk in a new spot with our lovely group of homeschool friends.  I loved watching the bigger kids pass the babies back and forth on the way back.

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