What a crazy weekend. Thursday Tristan got sick. Fever, Cough, Headache. Friday Still sick. Saturday Wyatt got sick. We did NOT go to church this morning. I was all set (even texted my friends to remind everyone switch your clocks) and lo and behold Wyatt had Alyssa and I up all night with his little boy delirious fever. "Alyssa - Why is the wall black when it was white when we went to bed?" Good question Wyatt but you are a little too young to realize that the light reflector cones in your eyes that sense color don't see in the dark. That was one of our science discussions. Take a few colors of crayons into a dim room and see if you can tell what color they are. They all look shades of grayish. Anyways... hot fever boy coughing up a storm just wanted Alyssa. Go figure! Most kids want their moms. Nope. Wyatt wants Alyssa.
Which normally would be perfect. But TOMORROW IS OUR TEST DAY! ::::::EEEK:::: Alyssa CANNOT get sick! I had to force Wyatt to sleep with Tristan and let Alyssa sleep in her own room tonight. There is no way she can test for a few hours tomorrow if she does not sleep. It is not even fair. As it was - she was zonked out by 10am this morning because Wyatt had her up from 3-4:30 last night. Tristan is still not feeling better. He isn't running a fever but he is coughing and headachy. Not eating well.. I hope this is our last sick stuff for a while. I can dream right? 3 kids someone is ALWAYS sick. blah.
So we have to be at Harvest at 9am for test day. Alyssa is a nervous wreck. I am not - I know - one she will do fine because she is a smart girl. And two - if she does bad I will just know what areas we need to work harder on. But Alyssa ALWAYS has heard the word "test" and something freaks in her brain.
But the weather today - OMGoodness it was AMAZING! Made me in the mood to clean things out. So Alyssa and I went through our clothes and closets. Cleaned, Cut Back and Organized. 6 bags gone. One basket sitting to go to "Dads House". Good deal. Then the kids played outside. I opened windows to try to air out the house. Alyssa and I do NOT want to catch the boys germs. So it was nice to clean and open windows. I did not take the plastic off the downstairs ones that have it though. Knowing PA Winter we have to have another snow coming. But... my tulips are coming up! I can't wait to see them. First time planting bulbs for me - Guess I did it right :) Go me. I got the Queen of Nights so black ones! Something different.
Still plugging along on my guitar and still loving it. My fingers are officially calloused and I have no pain with playing. Nice Numb no feeling hard patches. lol... I feel so official just with that! I am expanding my knowledge. I now know Am, Em, A, E, D, B, C, F and G chords. I know 3 notes on the first string, second and 2 on the third. I have finger stretching exercises to practice and working on my strum patterns. The only thing I realized today is I am not going to be able to open my window and enjoy the fresh air while I practice... booo... Well maybe if I was better... but for now - close the window so I don't sound goofy to the neighborhood. lol
Very encouraging though - Tristan said to our friend Nicole "My mom plays the guitar - she is really good!" Now... not sure how true that is but he said it so proud and it made me feel really good. :) :) :)
Homeschool is winding down for the year. Only a few more weeks to go. Field trip season is coming up in full swing. We have a trip a week it seems for a bit. Toy Store Science, Fire House, Ft Ligoneer and more to come! I love field trip times! Makes school so much more awesome!
I need to schedule a roller skating day before that is over for the summer. Note to self. Anyone going to homeschool days at Skate Castle that has a time and date for me? I know someone mentioned it.