Friday, April 17, 2015
Joshua and Hannah finished their first ever standardized tests this week. Praise the Lord! As a special treat (and since we had the tests scheduled all week and managed to complete them on Wednesday) we took Thursday and Friday off from school. The kids enjoyed free time and playing outside, and while it rained yesterday afternoon we played some games.
Rachel wandered around scavenging for stray popcorn. She found more than her fair share! She also rummaged through the fruit drawer and rounded up all the oranges her little arms could carry. I am convinced she would eat all that we would peel.
Jeremiah played along and turned the same two tiles over each turn until he finally got a match. Some of his older siblings were quite generous and donated their matches to his cause.
The kids usually get pretty upset if they don't win. Maybe it was having unlimited popcorn to snack on and being able to enjoy a piece of candy, but they didn't seem to mind when I won.
And, as things usually go, moments after snapping these photos the entire fun operation came to a screeching halt. The older kids were on a sugar high, the younger kids were crying, and the middle kid was coughing, sniffling, and starting to feel pretty terrible from an oncoming cold.
Such is life with a crew of littles!