I missed posting yesterday as at the end of school I was - as I say - bonkers. A bit overstimulated and ready for a breather. And Amy promptly fell asleep beside me. So we didn't do our closing routine. But we did have school. It looked like this:
Mom class was a chance for me to get a few things done on the computer. Originally I had planned to find and order a picture from Walgreens that I've been wanting then go pick it up with Amy, frame it, and put it on the wall. That would have been the Mom Class. And it would have been a good Mom Class. Turns out, THE and Melissa needed to leave, and I became babysitter making it not possible for me to leave my kids with them to take Amy to Walgreens. So we ordered the picture and did a few other things on the computer. As it turns out, it was not that informative for Amy as I mostly just clicked on stuff and typed in my information. So I decided I don't want a Mom Class of me doing computer work very often - unless I'm teaching Amy how to do the computer or it's somehow more interactive. Still, I can't complain about the things I got done that I wanted to do.
For Amy's first activity, she decided she wanted to pick a swing set. I told the kids that if they wanted to, they could all contribute their birthday money this year, and we would buy a swing set. They agreed. (We assume Eliza would agree.) So we looked on ksl and found a swing set that Amy and I both really like at a very good price. Now I want to see if we can get it.
By this time, I think we were both ready for some activity that made us move. Eliza and Vidalia were awake, so we all went outside for... baseball. :)
Then we had snack time. Amy's hoping to remember snack time every day. (I think she likes being in charge and is hoping to get away with more snacks than I usually let her have - or maybe more sugary ones. I really don't mind her having an afternoon snack if she had a good lunch or especially if it is healthy.)
Finally, Noel joined us and we played Sorry! again. That's where things went crazy. Eliza and Vidalia both wanted on my lap. Eliza was being a dangerous monkey or crying. Those were the only two options. Noel was rather touchy. She was disappointed if she didn't get what she wanted, and she's really not old enough to remember the rules of Sorry! and stick with it. But Amy is. So that was a tricky balance. I finally won. THE and Melissa finally got home, and we all took a break.
My favorite part of yesterday's school was outside. That was a good one. And I hope we can get that swing set!