Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day Six - The "Home Stretch"

Only 3 more days until Anita gets back! But all in all, today was a good Saturday. Allison woke up at 6 AM and so Ami and I got up then too. The boys slept until 8:00! For those of you who are wondering how late last night went, let's just say that I wouldn't recommend promising an "all-nighter" to 4 kids when you are responsible to look after them the next day. As we were watching the third movie, I fell asleep at about 10:30 PM. At 11:15 PM Bradley woke me up and said, "Hey dad, can you put on the next movie?" I looked at him and said, "I know I said we could stay up as late as we want, but I (meaning “we”) want to go to sleep and I think you guys need to as well." They all seemed to be wide awake, but surprisingly (apart from a couple "awww's") they said, "Okay, dad." I think that they were ready for sleep and didn't complain about not staying up last night, today.

You could see that they were tired today. Ami, especially -- she actually rested during rest time. Ben, on the other hand, showed his tiredness another way - by his lack of good judgment. He snuck into Ami's room to wake her up during rest time (for which he was disciplined). Since the kids were quite tired today, they all went to bed at 6:00 PM and Ben was the first one out. Ben has been doing quite well while mom has been away. I have especially enjoyed spending time with him this week in the mornings while Alli is sleeping and the other two have been at school.

Speaking of "home" and "stretch," Is it just me, or does it look like Bradley (our home "fixer-upper") has grown this week. Perhaps we should start calling him "stretch."

And since we are talking about stretchy things. Today, some of our neighbors helped me by watching the kids at their house for a few hours while I studied in the office. Their gardener, Jamu, found 8 little snake eggs (one is missing from the photo). The shells were actually rubbery and you could stretch them. Jamu cut one open and found a little baby snake inside. The kids liked touching them and looking at them - it was sort of like playing with gummy worms. I liked it that Jamu found the snakes BEFORE they hatched. Go Jamu!


Anonymous said...

Brad does look taller! Not long to go now and Mom will be home.

By the Brook said...

Glad Jamu found them before they hatched too!

andurette40 said...

Mmmmmmm, glad they have not attached yet.