Today we put the trampoline back up and it’s one time when all four get along and jump together. Alex was rather proud when he managed to pin all of his siblings at one time.
In other news, Alex can now levitate objects while unloading the dishwasher.
Teague and his never ending homework – at least in his mind.
Due to laundry issues, Kaitlyn was without her pillow case for several days. She was extremely happy to have it back tonight.
Ben does not play iPad silently. He either talks to himself constantly or wants lots of help. Today he wanted a lot of help in Minecraft. Poor Teague was trying to do his math homework.
Here’s a little secret: There are some perks to being the oldest. I would never let the other kids have pie for an after school snack. However, Alex gets home before everyone else and while Ben is still napping. He can have it eaten and cleaned up without anyone else knowing. (After all, he did bake the pie…)
Wade has been putting in all new doorknobs and Teague followed him around keeping him company.
Kaitlyn has been working hard to move up this time in swim class, but she finally passed the test and moved up!
Today was a muffin-kind-of-day.
Bingo night at church. This guy wasn’t sure he wanted to come, but he had a good time after all.
Bingo night at church.
Bingo Night at church.
Bingo Night at church – Ben is holding his winnings close while enjoying dessert.
Some nights this is exactly what game night looks like.
(If you look closely, you will see that Wade now has his own gaming computer.)
Pasta and Bingo Night at the elementary school.
Bus stop dash. Teague and Kaitlyn always race each other from the bus to the back door. Obviously Teague got a head start today.
Everyone wanted to challenge dad to a game tonight.
It’s 3/14, which is Pi Day. Alex took it upon himself to make us a chocolate chip pie.
Teague was bored with the snow day by dinner time and offered to help me cook dinner.
Snow day donuts.
Alex hunting through the “shoe basket.”
Teague was demonstrating how he was going to return his friend’s forgotten hat.
Kaitlyn doesn’t mind at all helping Ben with his games after her iPad time is over.
Guess who had an eye appointment today?
(Just for you Gram the big boys are not wearing red plaid shirts.)
Alex is rationing the bread his MKE friends brought and has found his favored method of toasting it.
Playate central at our house today.
When I put out a call for bedtime, Ben showed up in mismatched pajamas, my tennis shoes, and with a shirt-full of cars. (Not pictured is the football helmet that he attempted to sleep in.)
Kaitlyn was cooking, Alex was unloading the dishwasher, and Teague was playing with Ben. Then Alex asked Teague to come in and talk to him about their latest video game. Brother bonding and a plus that Teague helped him with some of the unloading.
I was packing lunches and Ben was begging to have this book read. At some point I realized the chaos had calmed down and Kaitlyn was reading to Ben. I love to see them being sweet to each other.
Alex does this multiple, multiple times a day. I used to really wish he would get a glass. Then I look at the number of glasses Teague uses a day. There is no win here.
Turns out Teague’s apple bread is an after school favorite.
Amazing that she still wants to match Mom.
Exposing the woods with friends after gymnastics class.
Teague decided to try a new recipe – Apple Harvest Bread. It was a hit with everybody!
Kaitlyn begged to take Pepper on a walk in the yard before the bus and I thought it sounded like a great idea for both of them.
Ben loves to get books out of the book closet when he can’t sleep or wakes up too early, but now he has the chore of putting them up. (That part he doesn’t like so much.)
Alex is patiently waiting for me to finish all my things so that we can watch Hamilton together. He saw a few clips in class and now wants to watch the entire play.
Kaitlyn is still flying through her current favorite series and I’m just thankful it is a series with lots of books.
Teague decided to “teach” Ben how to unload the dishwasher this morning. (I’m pretty sure he just wanted a little help.)
Morning bus stop.
Saturday morning cartoons.
Reading makes for a far happier Teague than homework.
Wade has been teaching Kaitlyn chess and she loves to play every chance she gets.
Ben walks around asking for help on his Minecraft till somebody takes pity on him.