07
Dec
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kneeling Breastfeeding Mother, c. 1876-1907.

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kneeling Breastfeeding Mother, c. 1876-1907.

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30
Nov

The Morning

Léon Henri Marie Frédéric, The Morning, c. 1856-1940.

Léon Henri Marie Frédéric, The Morning, c. 1856-1940.

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29
Nov

We celebrated D2 (who will be six), D4 (who will be two), my brother, and my children’s great grandmother’s birthday (turned 98). We also all survived Thanksgiving which according to D2 is a day all about chickens and about being thankful for your parents, lol. He kept calling the turkey a chicken all through dinner. D4 also kept saying “B is for b…b…b…butt” throughout dinner but I don’t think everyone knew what she was saying.

I got through the hardest module of my advanced human physiology class with 100% in my homework, lab work, and quiz. The teacher said it was the toughest portion of the class, but really, biochemistry is one of my favorite subjects so it turned out to be not so bad. I’ve been doing really well in my pharmacology class and look forward to taking the final soon in both classes.

D1 (7) has now started reading Clive Cussler books and is really into weaponry of World War II. He’s also into Star Trek and has been making Enterprises out of legos. D2 is getting glasses for farsightedness. This poor guy has made leaps and bounds with learning, however, it still isn’t good enough for his school. They expect kids to be reading more advanced things. I’ve been working with him as much as I can to get him caught up to the standards of his school, but really, I’m happy with the progress that he has made already. For reading, I’ve been having him and D3 do a program called Reading Eggs. They fight over who gets a turn on the computer, so they must like it. So far, D2 is on lesson 19. I’m having D3 go at a slower pace since she is younger and has more time before she absolutely has to know how to read fluently unlike D2.

D3 is into nursery rhymes right now which is ironic because D2 got dinged on his kindergarten assessment because he can’t make up his own rhymes, lol. D4 has been loving preschool, and her teacher really seems to like her. I’m really glad to have found the preschool that she is going to. D4 is really into singing. She is always singing and dancing during the day. Her favorites right now to sing are Twinkle Twinkle, Happy Birthday, and the ABC song.

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29
Nov

Starry

Apparently D1 has been studying Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night because he drew this from memory while at church.

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