Today is my friend Paige's birthday! Happy Birthday! I sent her an ice cream sundae kit and I hope that she gets to enjoy it this weekend. B.Y.O.I.C.
I've been at home most of the week, working on things here and there. It's pretty quiet, but busy. Sometimes I find myself taking pictures of myself in front of the mirrors - just so I can see another person, I think? So weird. And now that I've just typed that out for blogland to read it sounds even weirder. Obviously, I need to get out more.
Anna is constantly coming to me asking, "Do you have a project I can do?" The girl loves to craft and draw. Usually I'm plum out of [quick & easy] ideas. But . . . . I came across THIS idea on a blog not too long ago and filed it away in my head for a moment just like this. It's called Roller Coaster Names
Walking to school, over the "short cut". It's starting to get hot in the afternoons. 80 to 85-ish. And the kids are getting hot which equals grumpy. But I'm trying to push them to keep at it for a few more weeks before we start making the afternoon pick-up in the car. Because THAT (traffic) makes me crazy.
Trying to decide if I can pull off a top knot. I think it works. Which is good, because this will probably become a daily hairstyle during the summer. A bunch of hair on a sweaty neck = hee-bee-jee-bees.
Took this cutie in for a well-child check this week. Age 10 -- 61 lbs and 52.25 inches -- both fall in the 10-25th percentile range. And his sister (age 7) is only like, a half inch shorter than him right now. Our new pediatrician made Payton a deal. He said, "You come back here when you are 18 years old and if your sister is taller than you, I'll pay you $100." Payton liked that deal very much.
AND the big success of the week was finishing up and turning in Payton's science project! Doesn't he look so proud? He came up with the idea for the project, executed it, and was excited to create the little touches of art for his presentation board. It makes it soooo much easier to get through these school projects when the kids are excited about it. Yay for solar ovens!