Saturday, January 26, 2008

Trouble in Paradise

Tallulah has not been sleeping well recently and last night, at 1am, she figured out how to climb out of her crib.  I thought it was bad when Regan did it at 22 months, but Lulu is just 18 months.  And one fall was not enough to deter her from future attempts.  She had climbed out of her crib at least 5 times tonight.  Finally, we gave up and put her to bed with Regan.  This is trouble.  Who ever said that boys were harder when they are little has not met our daughters! lol.  
On a brighter note, this week we will be completing the first half of our curriculum!  I can't believe we have made it half way through our first year already!  We finished up The Family Under the Bridge a week or so ago and are currently reading Dr. Doolittle.  I don't remember if I ever read the book when I was little or just heard the stories, anyway, it is a fun read (and I think the kids like it too :). 
We finally made it through the Judges and are onto the Kings now, with David having just been anointed by Samuel.  It is funny, reading through the judges, with every judge it said, "and the people followed God until (fill in judges name) died, and then they forgot what God had done and began worshiping idols again"  and Regan would say "They started worshiping idols again!" She just can't figure out what is wrong with those Israelites!  I guess that would be the time for me to mention that fact that she just did the thing that I told her not to do ten minutes ago, again.  It is nice to think that we are better than the Israelites, always turning back to idols, but a quick inventory of our heart will tell us we are the same.  The same except one thing, we have the fulfillment of the law, Christ, when they had only a promise of Him.
Regan and Micah are both making great progress on their reading.  Regan just completed the 2nd of 3 readers for the year and Micah is reading through book 1 now.  We are a little slower on Math, something I need to pick up the pace on, but Regan seems to have a pretty good handle on it and is doing well with our current curriculum.  First grade math is proving a little too challenging for Micah, mostly in his ability to pay attention and not in his ability to figure it out if he tries.  That is okay though, he does not need to do 1st grade math.  Besides, he enjoys the math workbooks from the Dollar Tree just fine!
We started slow in Science, but are quickly catching up.  Right now we are trying to grow carrots using carrot tops.  So far nothing has happened, but it have been pretty overcast this week and I am having a hard time finding a sunny place to set them.  I should use Regan's new camera and take some pictures for you all, they actually are not too bad as long as no one moves and the light is right.  Next time.
I think that pretty much sums up where we are at.  I will try and get some more pictures on soon.  

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