I haven't posted about what I loved about last week since before Christmas and this post is going to be a quick one. We've had a hectic week with one dentist appointment, two orthodontist appointments, two monthly meetings that fell in the same week, and Mama working a 15 hour week (which is about twice what I normally work in a two week period). Add to that the return to lessons and all our usual weekly activities and First Daughter coming down with a bad cold on Friday.
Still, here are a few high points from the week:
1. First Son started reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret for his independent reading time and told me he thought it was great. (That didn't convince him to read any extra chapters, though.)
2. We read The Dream Jar and talked about saving for a dream. I opened a savings account for First Son at our online bank and transferred what he'd saved so far in his peanut butter jar - over $50! He says he's saving for a computer. First Daughter wanted to start saving, too, so I increased her allowance by a quarter that she'll put in her kitty bank each week. She says she's saving for an ipad. At their savings rates, it'll be about 10 years for First Son and 30 years for First Daughter, but you have to start somewhere. It was sweet to hear them talk about their big dreams.
3. I didn't have any cavities.
4. We had our monthly girls' night. The girls made sand paintings and loved it.
5. We've had some lovely weather the past few days. The kids played outside at our parish playground on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, I sent First Son and Second Daughter outside while the other two napped. They went exploring and seemed to have a great time together as I watched through the windows.
6. I emptied a small bookcase so I can push our desk chair against the wall and walk through our bedroom without moving it to one side or the other every time. I also shredded enough papers from our filing cabinet to put in new folders for 2013. I don't file much anymore, but had let the papers pile up for a couple of months because there wasn't room for them in the cabinet. There's still too much stuff against the wall, but all the papers have been filed and the artwork stored in the kids' art boxes. At least until we paint again next week...