For recess we enjoyed playing Snap It Up. It's one of our children's favorite math games. It's delightful to watch Sarah get so excited about Math equations. Daniel doesn't really understand the game since he doesn't yet have the proper cognitive development for it. He contents himself with matching identical numbers. When he's tired of that, he switches numbers around on Sarah's equations and sits back to watch her reaction. He enjoys that a lot.
We took a family walk this afternoon. Sarah and Matthew took turns pulling Daniel in our old wagon. The street was empty and quiet, so their laughter echoed off the houses and rang back to us. On the way home, Sarah discovered a Nature Treasure on the sidewalk. She skipped over it and ran back to fetch it after she realized what it was. It was a cicada exoskelton hiding among fallen leaves. She cradled it in her hands and gingerly carried her treasure home to keep in an old jelly jar.
We listened to Tchaikovsky's best works today. It's been really delightful to have our home filled with the strains of music while we played.
For Tuesday Tea today we are eating a lemon cheesecake the children made with Nathan last night for FHE. They did everything themselves, except for placing the cake into the hot oven. They are very proud of it.
I love these small joys. I'm living a wonderfully full and happy life.
|Daniel works on a puzzle while I teach the older children.|