Today was no school for all the kids!
Annalyn and Andrew were my early risers---- and I insisted they practice whispering if they didn't want to go back to bed.
I don't know about anyone else's family, but over here, true quiet is something that is rarely heard.
Dennis just loves keys! He loves purses that he can carry on his shoulder as long as they don't knock him over because they are too heavy. He loves to carry around this pudding cup too. I think this is one of the best pictures of him so far because I know how happy he is in it.
Dennis always hangs out around our pantry when I am making lunch. He is such a smart boy and knows that he will be eating very soon.
"Close it Dennis," I told him when he started to get into the flour. Yes, he can understand lots of English now.
Today we are having a family friend put up a couple of ceiling fans in the girls' room. He welcomed the kids to watch him which was fine when five or six were in there, but soon everyone left but Sveta. Sveta who has FAS, I have noticed will linger in rooms where there are adults, especially if they are a man, and while everyone else is usually clueless, John and I have picked up on it. Granted it is probably harmless, but I don't think it good to allow her to just stare and hang around when there is so many more productive things to do. When I try to distract her and ask her to find something else to do, she always cops a little attitude. Too bad, I can handle this. I shutter to think where this can lead years down the road as she gets older and her hormones really kick in. It was nearing lunchtime anyway, so I asked her to come help me make lemonade.
Sandwiches for 12, not too hard when your used to making food in that quantity. I'm not sure why Annalyn looks like this and neither is she. We had to both laugh when she saw it.