Happy Friday, y’all! Have you had an amazing week? Ours has been mostly good. We had an enjoyable Easter with at my sister’s house with extended family. After an Easter egg hunt, we hung out in the yard, sitting on blankets talking and passing a football (the boys). It was so pleasant just relaxing together. Can you believe how big my babies are getting?
I do love that they’re old enough to realize that it only takes a minute to humor their mother with a picture of them all smiling together. The fact that their outfits matched was a happy coincidence.
We also enjoyed a bunny cake – not a reflection of the true meaning of Easter at all, but a very tasty treat.
After spending some time at my sister’s house, we went to visit Brian’s parents for awhile. When we came home, we had two orange kitties by our mailbox. One was ours and the other was the missing cat we’d seen on signs around the neighborhood.
We put Gus inside since he was trying to chase the missing kitty away, and started calling our visitor. He’d come close, but not close enough to catch. Brian drove down the road to get his name and his person’s number off the missing cat sign. His owner came to help, but Riley was a rescue cat who had only lived with his person for 3 weeks before running off – and he’d been missing for nearly a month. He didn’t know who to trust.
Long story short, after 2 hours, we still hadn’t managed to snag him. We told his person that we’d keep trying and call if we caught him. Tuesday night, as we were getting ready for bed, Brianna came walking down the hall carrying Riley. She’d gone to take the dogs out and noticed him outside. So, she brought the dogs in and went and sat on the front porch, playing with her phone and ignoring Riley. After a little while, he walked right up to her and let her pick him up.
He was scared, but not wild. The girls loved all over him and he purred like crazy. He spent the night in Megan’s room and his person came to get him Wednesday morning. It was so nice to be able to return the favor of helping reunite someone with their kitty after someone did the same for us with Gus a few months ago.
Riley’s person left us a thank you card and enclosed some cash. We weren’t expecting that at all, but I love that the girls were in complete agreement that we should use the unexpected money to bless someone (or a few people) else. So, we’re going to be looking for opportunities to do random acts of kindness.
On Wednesday, Josh had a science experiment – finally! Something fun for his hands-on mama’s heart. It was a simple density experiment, but at least it was hands-on. I had to buy a jar of molasses for it. He probably could have used corn syrup, but I didn’t have that either. Just one comment about molasses, something we never use: it stinks.
I also had a couple of articles at About.com that you may have missed this week. First I shared some ideas for a sometimes neglected homeschool subject, physical education. This can be especially important for families with sedentary teens who need to earn a P.E. credit for their high school transcript. Check out Homeschool P.E. Ideas.
I also offered a few practical suggestions for figuring out a workable daily homeschool schedule.
Check it out – even Gus is musical. I caught him playing Rock Band one day this week.
He cracks me up.
After a busy weekend last week, I’m ready for a more relaxed weekend this week. Here’s hoping that actually happens.
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