Sunday, February 4, 2018

January 28 - February 3

Scott and I started attending marriage counseling.
I gave a talk on the Holy Ghost at Maddy's baptism.
Soren learned to play Clue at homeschool co-op.
Carl taught about repentance in Family Home Evening.
Sven pretended to be characters from Mario vs. Rabbids (Bowser, Rabbid Kong, Mario, etc.)
Leif got really good at climbing down the bunk-bed ladder to sneak out of bed.
Richard didn't like being carried on my back in the baby backpack.  (He prefers being carried in front.)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

January 21 - 27

Scott went with his dad to visit Mother and Father Duede in Michigan.
I got a great idea for a new novel.
Soren taught the primary president LEGO terminology.
Carl got to World 4 in Mario vs. Rabbids.
Sven played fetch with Mrs. Nowicki's puppy.
Leif went to the preschool room at MOPS for the first time.  He had a mega-accident in his underwear.
Richard was very vocal.  He made lots of loud "ah"s.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January 14 - 20

* Scott organized his office, worked building "The Mega Computer", and fixed my lazy susan.
* I taught a music appreciation class about The Ballad of John Henry in my homeschool co-op.
* Soren started violin lessons.
* Carl rushed to get his schoolwork done every day so that he could play a lot of Mario vs. Rabbids.
* Sven got sick.
* Leif needed to be de-Grandma-ed again.
* Richard had a well child check up.  He weighs 13.5 lbs and doesn't like shots.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 7 - 13

* Scott changed his medications, which improved his initiative.
* I took a nap every day.
* Back to homeschooling.  Soren tried to convince me that history, literature, and science are a waste of time.
* Carl finished his 3rd grade math workbook.  He can now do long multiplication and division.
* Sven went to Disney World with Grandma and Leif.
* Leif turned 3!
* Richard calmed down.  He can now roll over and laugh.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 1 - 6

* Scott went back to work.
* I made a youtube playlist with inspiring dance music to get me energized in the morning.
* Soren had the week off school.  He played lots of Mario Odyssey.
* Carl also had no school.  He re-assembled his new LEGO set, the Destiny's Bounty.
* Sven chewed a hole in the sleeve of his shirt.
* Leif needed to be de-Grandma-ed.
* Richard hit Wonder Week 19 and was especially cranky.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Milestone: First Win

With two big brothers (one of whom is very competitive), Sven doesn't get to win very many games.  He is usually good natured about it.  But that doesn't mean he wasn't extremely excited to win Uno at family home evening this week.  Even though he doesn't know how to hold his cards close yet and was pretty much playing face up, he still played all his cards before anyone else in the family.  He beat Soren and Carl.  He beat Mom and Dad.  He was so proud of himself.  He says that this is the first time he has ever won anything.  I think he is probably right.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Milestone: First Joke

Tonight at dinner, Leif (with sticky hands and a dirt beard) asked me, "Why did the frog cross the street?"  When I responded, "Why?" he triumphantly announced, "Because!"

Pleased by my amusement, he went on to perform a dozen permutations: Why did the milk cross the road?  Why did the fork cross the street?  Why did the red frog cross the street?  Why did the cup cross the road?  Why did the skeleton cross the road?

And the answer was always: Because!

It didn't get old, mostly because his proud, delighted face was so adorable.