Alex joins us late at night at Gram’s house just like at home. Tonight the boys played video games while Mom and I talked and prepped for tomorrow.
We had a nice lazy day planned. Everyone slowly woke up, we had afternoon plans for a movie. Perfection.
Mornings at Gram’s are very slow and relaxed.
Late night snacks at Gram’s are always in great supply.
1. Everyone starts with one finger out on each hand.
2. The players take turns tapping hands. The number of fingers out on your hand is the number of fingers that the other player must put out on the hand that you tapped. So, if your opponent taps your hand with three fingers out on their hand and you have one finger out, you add three fingers for a total of four fingers out.
3. If after being tapped you have to add so many fingers that your total is now over 5, put out the number of fingers past 5.
Example: You have three fingers out. Your opponent taps that hand with three fingers. You now have 1 finger out. (3 + 3 = 6, 6 is 1 past 5.)
4. If you end up with exactly five fingers out on one hand, that hand is “out.”
5. You win by getting both of your opponent’s hands out!
Kaitlyn – Burch Lock Level 12 (or so she says).
Everyone’s favorite toy at Gram’s – at least once upon a time.
Gaming only in the backseat (and some napping by Alex)!
His iPad dying seemed like a good time to suggest a nap. He was not hard to convince.
Alex’s bedroom is on the second floor but his bathroom is on the first floor. Every morning he runs up the stairs in his towel and I get a kick out of it. (Of course, I am a get-dressed-in-the-bathroom kind of person.)
When you are going to be out of town for two Saturdays, you have to do chores before you leave town.
Kaitlyn brought home the first few books in this series from her school library. I read them to her at night before bed. Then she got impatient and started trying to read them to herself. This past week she realized she really could read them. She is now flying through the books and quite frustrated when both the school library and our town library don’t have the next book in the series. This is the first time Kaitlyn has really read a book on her own so of course I bought her the next book on Amazon and it arrived today.
This is what happens when your sister won’t let you in her room, but you want to talk to her about Minecraft as you play.
Because we will be gone on Ben’s birthday, we had our own celebration today. (You can just feel the excitement a 13 year old feels while watching a 4-soon-to-be-5 year old open presents.)
9:02 pm (The homework was supposed to be done immediately after school.)
When I took Alex shopping for clothes this fall, I learned that he loved purple. I have no idea if this was a new thing, or simply that it’s an “in” color and now easy to find purple clothes.
The best days are homework free and Teague can read all he wants without interruption.
Everyday after school, Kaitlyn has a yogurt and immediately starts her homework (on her iPad). If only it were that easy with all the kids.
Typical post-shower silliness.
Alex traded coding time for cooking dinner. I am enjoying these deals more and more.
No big deal – just learning a new game.
Big changes in the Burch household. These kiddos are each carrying their own swim bags for the first time.
Saturday chore lists.
This is 13.
Lazy Fridays when there is no school.
We ended up with another bird in the house (see here), but this one was not my fault. This bird flew in the front door tonight when Wade opened the door. Alex blocked off the main opening, and I got a chair and blocked off the space between the door and the ceiling. Wade used a broom to convince the bird to fly towards the door. Thankfully the bird did choose to fly outside!
A little morning silliness.
Sometimes mornings still come a little early.
Ben and I stopped by the library today. Of course we read our books over lunch.
It was agreed that cookies were needed. Alex volunteered to bake.
A boy and his cat.
Kaitlyn had her cheer showcase tonight – a performance for family and friends! Cheer is officially over.
This boy still naps about 3 hours a day and if you saw how active he is during the day you would understand why!
Alex has been looking for extra jobs in exchange for extra electronics time to code. Tonight I traded him cooking dinner for time to code.