Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Walnut Acre Daily - Long Night, Afternoon Ramble, Sweet Potato Pie and Enchilada Casserole

Words to Live By

Psalm 95:1-2

Come let us sing for joy unto the Lord; let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.

Long Night

Last night was a rough night for Michael. I wish I knew what causes him to have nights like this. He just couldn't seem to sleep soundly although he didn't really seem to wake up all the way either. At times his whole body would suddenly jerk, with his arm and legs flying out the sides. Other times he would cry out in his sleep or make a sound like he's suddenly had the air knocked out of his lungs. I had let him sleep on the couch (he loves to sleep on the couch and since CJ was already asleep by the time Michael got home from Scouts I let him) and I slept on the  other couch in the living room to be near him in case he needed something. I just don't know what to make of it - if it's some kind of seizure activity, or just restlessness, or something else. He finally settled down early this morning and then slept until 9:30. After CJ and Holly left for school, the two little kids (Christopher and Damien) both went back to sleep so I slept awhile too while it was quiet. That meant we got a late start to the day but it was worth it. 

We Are Learning

Since our day was off track I didn't get out usual PreK/K lessons done this morning. Michael, Damien and Christopher played in the playroom and also went outside with Austin and played for awhile. 

Amanda and Austin watched their Science and Algebra video assignments for today. This evening we read pages 214 - 236 from Heart of Lion by Gilbert Morris (English/Literature) and Proverbs 3.

In the Kitchen

This evening for dinner I tried two new recipes - Enchilada Casserole and Sweet Potato Pie. Both were hits and recipes will be coming soon. 

Outdoor Fun

After Damien and Christopher went to sleep at naptime this afternoon, Michael and I went for a walk. Amanda and Austin were  available if either of the little boys woke up and needed anything. Michael and I love our rambles and this time we took Ronnie, our big sweet dog, with us. Michael tried to make her go where he wanted her to go but she didn't listen very well, so most of the time he was following her. 

We Are Going

We didn't have to go anywhere today. It was really nice just staying home all day long. 

Today's Quote

Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress. ~ John Clapham

Books We Enjoyed Today

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