How was your week? Here are a few highlights from mine.
- We enrolled two of our children in a Catholic, Montessori school for next year. (I’ll still be homeschooling three of the seven children.)
- As this particular school is 30 minutes away, and we’re growing out of our house quite literally, we’ve decided to move. (This decision was not made in a week, but over the course of this last year.)
- This is a terrible process – the buying and selling of houses. Keeping mine clean for showings? Ha!
- Child #4 was playing outside the other day, and he noticed a car slowly driving by, checking our place out. This car drove by a few times, and this child decided that that was enough. So, he stuck his tongue out, put his hands up to his ears, and gave a little sass to the driver. The car didn’t drive by again. And didn’t buy our house either.
- I have the best father-in-law in the world. He took the children fishing. The boys on one day. The girls the next. They had a blast, cruising up and down the Missouri River, catching walleye – 17 total. We love eating walleye, by the way.
The following paragraph is the caption for the above photo. This little girl is my talker. I asked her about this photo, and she’s still talking to me, right now. Even while I type this. She doesn’t quit!
“Mom, you should have seen what this fish looked like inside! It was all red and black and yellow and grayish. It didn’t feel gross, but slimy. Mom, you should have seen it’s teeth. They were really sharp. And I got to see sacks of eggs. They were redish and pinkish. Like birds. And Mom, you have to put little fish on your hook. Grandpa had to do mine, because I didn’t know how. But Mom, you have to have those little fish to catch a big fish. And I drank a Dr. Pepper – a whole can! And I dipped my toes in the river, but it was cold. Mom, do you know that your rod bends when you get a fish on it?”