(2)Look what we found in our garden (as drawn and painted by my Kindergartner).
I don't think I've ever found a Monarch caterpillar in the garden before, but this year we've seen two. Must be because I've let the milkweed get a bit out of control. A pleasant result from the mess that is my front beds.
(3) My oldest is such an academic already. He started his Latin tutorial this week and was counting down the days and minutes until it started. Afterward, he told me it was everything he had hoped it would be and that he loves his new book. I have to keep reminding myself that I have little to do with how easy he is to instill with knowledge, lest I get frustrated with my more normal, less academically motivated children.
(4)One of my new favorite quick and easy meals is homemade pizza. How can that be quick and easy? Take this basic bread recipe and a pureed version of my simple pasta sauce, roll out the dough on a pizza pan with olive oil and cornmeal, spread on the sauce, add fresh oregano if you have any, plenty of cheese, any toppings you like, and bake at 500 degrees for about 12 minutes. Awesome.
(5)I checked out one of the Genevieve Foster history books from the library and I think I have finally found the history books I am looking for. I just wish there were more of them!
(6)There is a photo of my husband when he is about two, wearing a powder blue suit, standing at a tiny pulpit and playing preacher. Today my almost three year old, solemnly carried his wooden sword around the house as a crucifix, playing altar boy. I sure wouldn't have seen that coming a few years ago.
(7)And speaking of walking around, look who else is toddling along these days.
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