WORDS TO LIVE BY
Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~ Irish Proverb
YARD AND GARDEN
Austin and I worked in the garden this morning, pulling weeds. I also pulled some turnips to use for dinner this evening and discovered they are bigger than I realized. So I'm going to have to get those out of the ground soon. There are two kinds of turnips here - Purple Top White Globe and White Lady.
We found this beetle today and Austin was holding it and letting the kids look at it. It was all fun until the beetle pinched him and then suddenly the beetle went flying. We tried to find it again in the grass but couldn't.
WORKING, LEARNING, AND PLAYING TOGETHER
We've had a lot of fun today. The cars and playmat were used quite a bit.
We played outside this morning before it got too hot. Some of the kids were using the grape arbor as monkey bars. I let them enjoy it for a little but then had to ask them to stop because it was too much for the bars and they were starting shift.
There was more music and singing.
After lunch we worked in workbooks, played a game and read some stories.
Today has been an unusually rough day for Michael. He slept in this morning and seemed fine until lunch time. Then he suddenly went into full meltdown mode over a small thing and spiraled in and out of meltdowns for several hours. This evening has been a little better but not great. I have no idea where this is coming from and hope it ends quickly! This used to be every day life for us but with medication and a lot of work we are usually in a much better place than we were today.