Timeouts are never fun.
Month: October 2020
Morning bus stop.
Bus stop waiting.
Bus stop morning.
I shouldn’t be surprised that Alex found a huge stick that looked like a gun.
Teague has not loved memorizing his multiplication tables, but now he appears to be headed in the right direction.
Kaitlyn was so excited when the Amazon wishbook arrived today. She is already circling items.
This dancing boy decided to dance on my table today.
This has been the most gorgeous fall. We have several trees in our yard that are just mesmerizing to see. I’m going to hate the fall cleanup, but I love looking at them now.
KitKat is fully recovered and back up to her old tricks.
Kaitlyn brought home the cutest pumpkin drawing.
KitKat is home and recovering from her spay surgery. Right now she is a little groggy, but she managed to remove her cone. We are supposed to restrict her movements so we put her in Pepper’s kennel, but I’m not sure how long that will last. KitKat is a very, very vocal cat.
Alex is trying to combine outside time with iPad time. This is not my idea of enjoying the great outdoors.
Teague being Teague.
Kaitlyn was nice enough to help me clean the kitchen today.
Ben and his pumpkin.
We had a lazy Sunday and the kids loved every minute of it.
New level of dishwasher king unlocked.
Bran muffins coming right up.
A truly lazy morning with extended pajama time.
Ben loves empty cardboard boxes. He colors them, drives them, plays games with them, etc. Today he found four full boxes on the side porch and spent part of the afternoon playing with them. I love how it takes so little to entertain him.
Another round of outfit tries before Christmas card pictures.
This cat is literally climbing the walls (and windows).
Drawings found on Alex’s desk.
Fall is here!
It appears Ben is skipping not only Halloween but also Thanksgiving and jumping straight to Christmas.
We do a lot of cooking in this house. I cook most of our meals. We bake a ton of sweets. The kids love to cook and either help me or cook their own things quite a bit. Today Teague was in charge of dinner with a recipe for pizza dough. Ben was very excited to be able to help, even if it was just a little.
Thankfully Alex wasn’t actually mad but he was doing a good job of acting that way.
Pizza dough in the making.
If only these two could actually play the game with real rules.
Alex decided to bring some of his wall art to life. He drew P-1000 from Fortnite on his wall earlier this fall (or maybe it was summer?). Today he created a replica of the helmet from paper and tape.
I love when Alex’s creativity sparks.
Teague prefers to spend all of his breaks with KitKat.
Keeping up with three different virtual school calendars is hard. I let Alex fend for himself in his room. I keep a sporadic eye on Teague in the kitchen. Kaitlyn I keep in my office with me. She is online with a teacher for 45 minutes and then gets a 15 minute break. The amount of Alexa timers I set in a day is crazy.
Too cool for errands.
One little monkey sitting in a tree.
I had them try on clothes for our Christmas card picture. Can you just feel the excitement?
I had two willing to help me organize my pantries today. (One was a little more help than the other.). But before long, we had everything out, shelves cleaned, and neatly put back in the right place.
After school snack with a side of storytelling by Alex.
Dad’s best helper.
Playing with Alexa can be dangerous. It’s best to wear a helmet and be safe.
Today was a glorious fall day. We spent the majority of it outside. Wade did a little yard work. The kids were into all kinds of things, but I loved that they mostly just played.
How many Burch kids does it take to check the pressure in a tire?
Ben and I decided to make muffins. A house favorite is bran muffins but even with a double batch they rarely last more than a few hours.