8:15- I got up and woke up Kimberly. By this time 3 big kids had left for school and 2 bigger kids had left for work. I dressed, changed, and fed Kimberly while 3 little kids watched Zoboomafoo on tv.
8:45- check the computer
9:00- get Luke dressed (the other kids are changed and ready for the day)
9:05- I work with Mark on his CCD homework-he has class this afternoon. We do some studying in his Catechism for his First Communion. We read a chapter in the book- King of the Golden City (Grace is included in this)
One of Luke's favorite things to do during the day is to play with his trains.
This is what it looks like when we are doing math. We do tend to have "help" with whatever schoolwork we are doing. 10:55- math is finished and we open are package and are very happy to find a set of handbells
At this time everyone has music time. Mom starts to question the sanity of purchasing a set of handbells. 11:15-Mark and Grace play this math game
11:30-lunch, it is early today because I didn't give out any snacks in the excitement of the bells
12:00 read aloud-everyone-even the smallest are beginning to sit for awhile when I am reading
today's book: Night Running; In This Night; Raising Dragons These were all very good books today-sometimes they don't all go over real well- but these three were winners.
12:30 clean-up and start getting ready to leave the house for religon class I had better hurry, there is only a little more than an hour to get ready-and it will take every minute of that to make it out the door on time.
1:45 We leave the house to pick-up 2 kids at school. Matt is riding the bus home, I see him at school and give him a few chores I would like him to do before we get home.
We get Mark to class on time.
While Mark is at class, we take a walk across the street from the church in the village cemetary. We look for signs of spring and are not disappointed when we find this pretty little flowers.
Luke is very happy to be out of the house. It is 55 degrees today and the sun was shining. Yesterday the high was about 30 degrees, so this was a real treat.
We spotted these pretty flowers. I didn't take a picture, but there was still snow in the shadowy areas of the cemetary.
3:05 Mark class is over and we drive around looking for wildlife.
4:00 We get home. Becky is home from work and she will make dinner for the twelve of us while I post this. (She is a wonderful girl) Becky,Danny,Matt,and Laura are going to a musical at the local high school at 6:00
4:15 Pat Jr. gets home from work--
I will probably do some more read alouds with the younger kids tonight-and then we love to go to bed early- at least momma does.
I also notice that we didn't do any writing today, but that is something we usually do- but of course, there can never be a "typical" day, can there?