Friday, June 24, 2011

Random Real Life: Part IV


Levi finished up his cursive workbook, so I wanted to write out a poem for him to copy on his handwriting paper. I’m used to Handwriting Without Tears print, and I do a pretty good job of it (even if I do say so myself). But I have never tried HWT cursive until yesterday. I was astonished at how hard it was to write my letters exactly how they are taught in the workbook. When you are used to writing a certain way, it is difficult to override habits! HWT cursive isn’t the prettiest writing, but I’m positive Levi will put his own spin on it once he gets past the preliminary learning stage. I was the kid who was constantly changing and experimenting with the way I formed my letters. Sometimes my Ts curved at the bottom, sometimes they were straight. I loved making fancy cursive capitals. Did your writing change a lot? I also loved to write with colored pens. Purple and green, in particular.

I’ve been working on getting the boys to do more around the house. Luke took over Levi’s job of emptying the dishwasher (he has it empty in about 2 minutes flat compared to Levi’s 2 hours). Levi’s been doing some of the dishes. Yesterday I taught him how to clean the bathroom (minus the bathtub…maybe that will be today’s chore). I’m really liking the idea of not having to clean the bathroom any more…

Since my bathroom was clean cleaner (and I actually did my hair and makeup today...even if it took until 3pm to get lipstick on), I was inspired to snap a few pictures in the mirror. (I've obviously not practiced that much. Look DOWN at the camera, Heidi.)

Lola and Mommy

Lola thought it was very serious business and wanted to help.

Lola the Photographer

Look, it's me! (It is I? It is a picture OF me?)


Luke’s poison oak looks awful. Yeah, so much for that photo shoot I had planned. Poor kid. He’s doing really well, though. He’s the kid who thinks it is really cool to look like he has the plague. (Leif is just silly.)

Leif and Luke 

Luke Poison Oak

Lunch was late. Lola didn’t wake up until 8ish yesterday morning (wahoo), and she is up for much longer periods of time now. This puts her morning nap rather late. I think it should still be morning if she is still asleep! She woke up at 1:15 while I was finally making lunch.

Lunch: whole grain toast, celery (grape tomatoes for Leif), almonds, cranberries. At least they didn’t go hungry. (Cold, leftover gourmet pizza for me).

Lola ate sweet potatoes and chicken with rice cereal. She is getting much better with solids, but she’s still eating jarred baby food. I was so industrious with Levi, making most of his baby food. See what happens on the forth time around?

At dinner I snuck some roasted cauliflower in her mouth and she loved it! She was really getting the hang of mashing it with her front gums and two teeth just coming in. She didn’t like the chicken so much, though.

 Lola Messy

The boys were being naughty, so they got sent to bed early. Lola and I snuggled in the living room and watched So You Think You Can Dance. There are some amazing dancers on that show, and I marvel at the creativity of those choreographers. I went to bed at a decent hour, but it didn’t matter because Lola was up a lot all night long.

I called the dentist twice to make appointments and got the voice mail both times. At least I tried. And I didn’t finish my photo editing project. I wonder what today will hold. Maybe we’ll jet over to the pediatrician’s office to get Lola weighed just for fun. She hadn’t gained much weight at her last appointment because the solids thing wasn’t going well. I bet she’s gained weight recently, though!


renee @ FIMBY said...

You are so cute Heidi. I've loved these real life posts.

Unknown said...

I am loving these posts too. When can I move in? :)

Precision Quality Laser said...

You look amazing! And your kids are just as cute as ever :)

carole said...

Ian's been doing HWT cursive this year, too, and I haven't once tried to write that way myself. I may have to see how it feels! Purple and green were my favorites in jr. high. :) And you do not look like a lady who recently had a baby! Wow!

Heasleye said...

Look how CUTE you are!!! Love the Lola tongue! :)


Heidi said...

You all know how to make my day, don't you!! :)