Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Maddie and I started our day with music.

Soon enough we were all three thinking and talking about our day, and weren't particularly inspired about how to spend our time, so I suggested we go downstairs to see what we could see.

That worked.  As it always does.

 The Catapult

 Mastermind with Trevy


Trev had brought up Shut the Box is his arm full of treasures, so we played with dice.
"How 'bout this, Bud?"  His mama had an idea.  "How about we can choose any dice... say if you choose this one, and get '50', then you can shut any numbers that go into 50?  Factors of 50?"
"Yeah, that sounds good."
We used a timer to keep it interesting, and to see if we could shut all of the numbers, 1-9 before the timer ran out and it was the other person's turn.  It was actually pretty fun!  :)

Maddie came in, she was playing with Citiblocs again.
"Mom.  I have an idea.  I want to build tools, like I did the crane."  We had built a crane to help us with the city construction.  "I want to make a hammer out of this.  And some screws out of these sticks.  And I want to make a saw.  And a ladder." 

Of course.

While she was playing with and building her city, Trev and I played Big Brain Academy.  
I really gotta stop letting him have a head start before I flip the timer... I never win! 

Right after that I picked up the recorder, and started practicing my music.
And that was me for the rest of the night.  :)  I have no idea what the children were doing. 
I went through a note refresher, practiced Jingle Bells (which I learned over the weekend), and then learned Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow, and Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
So happy.

One of those days that once the day found its groove, we just hung on tight and sang a joyful "Yes!".

All is well.


  1. Love those kinds of 'groovy' days. :)

  2. Oooh, Mastermind was a favorite of mine growing up. What a fun-filled day.

  3. That is a very cool catapult, much neater than any we have made! I love how some days just find a groove and go. It is lovely that you still manage to get in some pictures, my groovy days often go by so smoothly that I forget to record any of them. End of day is here? Dang, I never pulled out my camera, how can that be?

  4. Looks and sounds like a really nice day. Your kids are growing and growing. They were like babies it seems just two years ago when I first started reading here.


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