Clara – yesterday

More cooking yesterday when Clara and I got to her house – this time cornbread.  She really can do almost everything herself – except handle the hot iron skillet.  Reading and measuring and mixing, though, she has down to a science.

Then last night Lindee had to work a little bit late, so I took Clara to her Bethany Elementary to the One Book, One School celebration. It really was so much fun. They had chicken sandwiches for everyone for supper, and we saw one of her besties, Sophie, as soon as we walked in the door, so we ate with her and her mom, and then buddied around with them til Lindee got there. They had different science experiments in the classrooms that went along with the book – something about the wild. Here they are making rainclouds.  So cute.

Wednesday Pix

Wednesday afternoon was another Academic Quiz Team match for Mallory.  She’s right in the middle of her team in this picture, which means she gives the team’s answer.  And if kids have different answers, she has to pick which one to submit for their team.  Stressful!

Then that night at BIG we studies Joshua leading the army around the walls of the city, and then they got to tumble down the walls.  Mason is the tallest one.  It was a hit 🙂

Tuesday Pix

Fun time when we got to Clara’s house after I picked her up at school.  She helped me make meatloaf – a first for her 🙂

Again, I don’t know why I can’t get these pictures to rotate. Grrrr. Anyway, after I got home I went and sat out by the fire that Jeff had going while he was clearing up the woods. Perfect way to end the day.

Jeff’s Motorcycle

Our yard was finally dry enough yesterday that Jeff could get his motorcycle out to go for a ride, and he wanted to get some pictures of it before he went riding.  It’s a good thing he went when he did, because it’s been raining almost since he got back home!

Clara – today

Clara and I had been wanting to try a new craft we’d seen called sea glass effect.  Here she is hard at work.  It didn’t turn out great, but we think we know what we did wrong, so we’re going to give it another go next week.

She was so happy to see sunshine today, so she could get back out to her favorite reading spot. She’s hard at work getting her reading in for the Battle of the Books coming up pretty soon.

Academic Quiz Team Match

This afternoon Jeff and I headed to Indian Land to watch Mal and her teammates in their match.  I didn’t think I was going to be able to – I had to be back to keep the nursery at church for the Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 – but I was able to see the entire 7th grade match.  Mal’s team lost 25-19, but they did a good job.  In one of the rounds Mallory was the captain – here she is answering one of the questions.

Mal and her bestie, Lacy Emma, before one of the other rounds started.

Valentine’s Eve/Shrove Tuesday

Yesterday when we got to Clara’s house after I picked her up from school, she was so proud to show me the special Valentines she’d made for all her classmates.  Lindee printed out the wings, and Clara did all the rest – cutting them out, putting on the stickers, putting in the suckers, and I don’t know if you can see them, but putting the googly eyes on the butterflies 🙂

The last night was the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at church. As usual it was delicious, and the decorations were so cute!

Char’s game last Saturday

Saturday morning Jeff and I headed to Charlie’s church league basketball game.  That’s him right in the middle of the picture, just on the other side of Adam’s Panthers hat, after he brought the ball down the floor and was getting ready to pass.

After the game. I’m not going to lie, Woodland got killed, but we always enjoy watching them play.