Friday, September 21, 2012

September 21 in El Paso

I got to spend some extra time with Kaitlynn today. She and I kind of hung out together off and on throughout the day. She knows the sound of my voice now, and she smiles when she hears it!  
Kaity is a real pleasant little baby. She definitely likes to see what is going on and be involved in everything. She is real social and friendly with people. 
I ate my last school breakfast and lunch today with the kids today and said good-bye to lots of little friends that I've made this week. Christopher and I played "WAR" out for lunch recess and he completely creamed me (with a very captive audience). 

It was nice to know we didn't have to work on homework tonight. The children came home from school ready to play, so we did. I got out some art stuff and the kids worked away at it! The picture of Emma (above) is of her working on another etching project of a cute little kitten.
Christopher just wanted to sketch for awhile, so he brought out one of his Matchbox cars and ... sketched it!

Matthew was sketching away at a comic book figure for awhile. Drawing is a good thing for Matthew to do because it helps him with his focusing and eye-hand coordination and other manual skills that he sometimes struggles with in school. When I watch him sketch, I see a very confident and relaxed little kid really enjoying what he is doing ~ and I'm so glad about that!
Emma is still working on her etching and will probably finish it up tomorrow. We also hope to take some plain white T-shirts and use special fabric markers to make our own decorated shirts tomorrow. I'll try to get some good pictures of those to show you!

We had movie night tonight and watched "Home Alone 2" and I thought the boys were going to completely crack up with laughter. I know there isn't much value in a goofy movie like this, but the joy of listening to their laughter was pretty wonderful. We all went to bed an hour late, but it's getting near the end of my stay here in El Paso, so an hour late was warranted. I'm hoping to convince Jesse to drive us all up to the mountains just for a little while tomorrow so that I can get some pictures of the children up there ... but we'll have to see about that.


Larry and Judy Hand said...

Wonderful pictures of Kaity. She was socially inclined when I was there to and trying to look all over. We have some artistic grandchildren that's for sure. Chris's drawing and Emma's etching so good as I am sure Matt's is too. There really work hard on that stuff. I was going to do T-shirts when I was there but never got the T's, so am so glad you are going to do it. I had iron on's but no T's.
Hope you have a fun last couple days and a safe trip home after life in a very hectic household. But they make it work, and I am so proud of that. Hugs and kisses to all and espcially love. God Bless, Carol, you are a wonderful grandmother.

Judy Hand said...

P.S. 39 here this a.m. burrrrrr.