We’ve been laying low lately. Hanging out at home playing with Legos, enjoying our new Microscope, Staying up late at night playing games on the phone, or watching something on Netflix.
One of my friends posted this Lego rental website called Pleygo. Have you heard of it?
I was looking around at the different sets they had and thought about doing the free trial. I’m sure the kids would love it. I also thought about buying a bulk box of loose Lego pieces from ebay. We’ll follow the instructions to build stuff and Samuel is always the first to tear it apart and make it his own.
The microscope was a late Christmas gift from their Grandfather in England(whom we’ve never met) We love it! It came with several slides, three already prepared with specimens and two blank ones. It’s been years since I’ve used one so it took me a little while to figure out the settings, and then I helped the kids learn how to use the knobs and adjust the light. We’ve looked at shrimp, rocks, cat hair, onion skin, and anything else the kids find and want to check out.
The girls are always up way after Samuel goes to bed. Sometimes it annoys me because I want my alone time, and I don’t get much in the mornings, so I stay up late to get it.
This night was really nice. I was working on a post and noticed they were unusually quiet, I thought they may have been asleep – but they were cuddled up playing games and watching Netflix. I had to snap a picture!
Ava read her first book all by herself and she was *very* proud. For months she’s been asking me to help her sounds out words and wanting me to explain reading to her. I told her that I’ve been reading for a while and still mess up words, or take time trying to pronounce a word.
One day she sat down beside me on the couch with several Bob books and said she wanted to read. We picked one that had about three words on each page and she sounded out each word.
I told her that’s reading, and she got the biggest smile on her face and her eyes lit up!
I explained to her that learning how to do anything takes time and practice.