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October 2011 archive

It’s Mathtastic!

It’s Mathtastic! – 365, 285, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

We are currently learning to count up to the number 20, and I thought it would be fun to watch a Leapfrog movie on Netflix about counting. It went over really well with the kids. All three of them! Marcus was quite enthralled with it until about halfway through when he fell asleep.

I’d call it a wonderful success.

(Now if I could only get the mathtastic song out of my head…)

Look, Ma! I’m floating up!

Look, Ma! I’m floating up! – 365, 282, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Thomas found a balloon amongst our science supplies and wanted to play with it. Well, Molly and Marcus soon caught on and, of course, wanted their own so off to the store we went.

Safely home several hours and several chorus’ of happy birthday later, we had our own unbirthday party, complete with balloons.

It was a good thing. (Wait, is that trademarked my Martha? Oh well…)

Photograph Love

Photograph Love – 365, 281, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Our love of photography apparently runs in the family. Or maybe it dances.

My mother broke out the photos that she carries around with her in her wallet today. Molly decided that they would look great all lined up as she danced around them.

I can’t explain it, but at the time it made perfect sense.

… and it doubles as a lovely visor.

… and it doubles as a lovely visor. – 365, 280, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Well, we had our appt. today with the orthopaedic surgeon, and the jury is still out whether or not it’s actually fractured or if it’s just a bad sprain… but, since the cast comes in a lovely shade of pink with purple stripes, we are playing it safe rather than be sorry later.

Bonus is that this is a waterproof cast, so we can shower and take baths as normal. They even told us she could go swimming in it!

Here’s hoping she doesn’t get sick of it before October 26th… because that’s the next time we’ll get to see her actual arm.

Just three photos.

Molly got three photos taken of her today. Not these three, taken by me, but the three that we got a commemorative cd made of showing on my computer in the background, taken by a lovely radiologist in the x-ray center.


She’s now in a splint until tomorrow when we have an appointment with an orthopaedic doctor.
Brave Girl

She’s a brave one. I would have never guessed that she had an elbow fracture. Ah, motherhood.


Bonus! – 365, 277, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

My parents bought this huge wipe pack at Sam’s Club. While visiting there today, Marcus thought it doubled as a great seat.

Somehow, I don’t think this was the bonus they had in mind when designing the sides of the box, but whatever works! Right?

Bedtime Rituals

Bedtime Ritual – 365, 276, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

One of the best things about homeschooling has been our bedtime ritual. We went from not having any set schedule to establishing a bedtime and story overnight.

It was received amazingly well. They actually beg me to read to them everynight.

Life is good.