good fridays

Oh Happy Day!  It has been a vvvveeeerrrryyyy long week and I am oh so happy to have woken up to find it Friday!  Extra bonus points for the fresh snowfall last night that is clinging to every surface . . . . simply beautiful!

1.  We have been experiencing a very mild winter this season, so I am tickled glittery pink when the snow falls.  I love living in the Midwest where we have seasons full of everything they have to offer.  I have been a little disappointed in the 'lack of action' this winter has presented, so waking up to a day bright and snow-filled has made me a very content Iowan. 

2.  Louise and I (I am Thelma) have a mutual friend who needs someone to watch her sleeping kiddos for a couple of hours, once a week. Just a situation where one parent has to head to work while the other is still AT work. Louise and I usually offer up our two eldest daughters to go and 'babysit'.  The two girlies like to chit-chat on the couch and keep an ear out for any kiddos who wake up and need a glass of water or such. Well, this week Louise worked it out so she and I could take over the babysitting . . . . US sitting on the couch, chit-chatting for an hour and a half or so.  B-l-i-s-s-f-u-l.  How wonderful to get a chance to reconnect and talk about nothing in particular.  Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh.

3.  One thing I Love, lOve, loVe, lovE about homeschooling is having the opportunity to observe my children's quirky behavior while they discover a new concept or celebrate a learning moment. 

THIS morning I was sitting beside Ellie at the kitchen table while she worked on her math, Teaching Textbooks, on the laptop.  I was busy drinking my coffee and reading news on my iPad when she squealed in delight that she had finished another unit.  This means 'Bonus Round'!  I quickly turned the camcorder function on and turned the iPad ever-so-sneakily in her direction. 

Oh My.

This girl's excitement is enviable.  Enjoyable.  Immense.  Funny.  Fabulous.  and of course, AWSCHUM.

My favorite part is at the end when she mimics the computer, throws her hands in the air, and declares, "I am officially Amazing!!!!!"  Yes, yes you are, my sweet.

Have a great weekend!!!!


Diapeepees said...

I'm so with you on the seasons...I feel so lucky to live somewhere where we can experience everything...and when we get tired of it...it changes just in time...

Joanne said...

It was 82 degrees here yesterday... a little part of my died thinkg about what it will be like this summer.

And that video is too cute! She IS officially amazing!

Nikki of Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Cute video! I think I'm switching to TT next year for my oldest. I'll be looking forward to the excitement!LOL

Happy weekend!

Misty said...

Loved the Amazing video! So cute! And I never thought I'd say that I'm disappointed in our winter, but I am too!

Carma said...

I wish I would have been that excited about math...ever. (Sigh. I have never forgiven "them" for algerbra)

I told Brian that the snow was pretty as long as I wasn't driving. LOL We have had one or two weeks that have had all the seasons in them.

As for you two babysitting? Have the proper authorities been notified?

Football and Fried Rice said...

i love nice quiet time to CHAT!!!!!

Meri said...

Hi, my name is Meri and I love aaaaammmmmmmmyyyyyyy!!!

<3 <3 <3

Happy weekend!

Sarah said...

that sounds lovely to just sit and chat in the morning with a gal pal over a nice hot mug of coffee...ahhh!
And that video is awesome, totally!
Hope your weekend is great and the snow stuck around for a bit :)

Reyna said...

Our winter too...very mild. We got some snow yesterday and over the night. I am looking forward to some serious sledding with Joe and Bridge today.

And...love Ellie's enthusiasm, I don't have audio on my laptop,so the video is uber-funny to watch. She is so animated.

Jenni at talking hairdryer said...

The seasons are all jacked up right now. We've had a bit of snow, and a bit of rain, but nothing like what we need to end this drought.

I loved that video...I know we aren't supposed to be talking about D today, but for the first time in my public school teacher life I've thought about homeschooling Brooke because of D.