-...lost all her confidence.
-have some consideration
-I'm not the nosy type
-...he gave Martha quite a bawling out
-misunderstanding (the difficulty of this one in particular took me by surprise)
-hypnotize (and this one just sounded creepy when I said it out loud)
-George had broken his promise (another surprisingly hard one to clarify)
-Martha decided to swallow her pride (forget about this one..she still asks me every time we read it because I haven't found a good way of explaining it)
Before I typed this up, I expected it to be much longer because sometimes I feel like all I do while reading these to her is stop to try and fumble through an explanation. I guess that's because there are also lots of questions about the subtleties of the stories themselves...anyway, it's been really funny to me lately....
...and just because we had a nice week...here are a few highlights:
Nathan had a crazy, busy work week and had to stay at the library until it closed every night so the kids and I were on our own. Although traditionally Zoe has rallied in times like these, she lately has become particularly helpful. She has been saying "How can I help?" and then actually DOING the thing I come up with in answer to her question. Lots of times though she'll ask if she can do something and I'll reluctantly let her try after she insists and I end up pleasantly surprised and grateful for the extra pair of hands. One of those things has been helping to get Owen ready for bed. One night she did it all by herself but usually she needs a little assistance from me...either way, I appreciate her help though.
|I tried so hard to get a good picture of her getting his PJ's on one night but this was the best I could do...he loves his sister so much.|
|Silly, grown up Zoe|
|Proudly wearing a necklace she made from the beads she got for Christmas from her cousin, Alex|
|Our new end of the week, pre-preschool tradition: Jamba Juice Thursdays!|
|Enjoying the BEAUTIFUL weather we had today...spent all day long outside--yay!|