Those of you who know Kevin well, know that he is a HUGE Notre Dame football fan. Every year the girls get new Notre Dame shirts to wear during football season. A couple of years ago we bought a kids cup that says "I love Notre Dame." Recently, whenever I give it to Lucy, she cries and says, "I don't want this cup! I DON'T yike (like) Notre Dame!" She literally refuses to drink out of it!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
We had a very nice, relaxing Easter - which was great after a very busy weekend. Alison and the boys came to church with us and then came to our house for dinner. The kids had a great time hunting Easter eggs and playing!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Lucy's bedtime prayers have gone something like this:
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We have had a rough couple of nights with Daphne. It seems maybe we have created a paci montster. She eats around 10 p.m. and then doesn't eat again until 6 or 7, but still ocassionally wakes up in the night. We just stick the paci in and all is well for a couple of hours. Then the paci falls out and she cries. One of us sticks it in and she falls back to sleep. It seems as if it is getting worse each night. Naps haven't been great either. I lay Daphne down with the paci and before she is even asleep, it falls out and she cries. I seriously could put the paci in a dozen times before she falls asleep. This wasn't an issue with Norah and Lucy since they are finger suckers so I am not sure what to do. Now after about 5 days/nights of this we are exhausted.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Some of you may remember reading this.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Today Norah called me by my full name, using my maiden name instead of Swinigan. She asked me what her other name was. After explaining that she will have the same name until she gets married, she said, "So, when I get married, I will be Norah Rae Diehl because that is Bennett's last name and I am going to marry Bennett."
After 2 months of fitting school in whenever we can, we are finally back into a normal routine. I picked up a few new things at the St. Louis Homeschool Expo over the weekend and Norah was excited to try some new things. We needed some sort of phonics book/curriculum because I have no clue in what order to teach phonics rules. She is more than ready to learn basic phonics rules. I have tried to teach some when she is reading, but really, I needed some direction. We are going to use Explode the Code book 3. I am glad that I waited for the convention because I would have bought the wrong level online.