Monday, January 19: In which I begin to organize the girls’ closet…and discover that I should have started the project at least a day earlier. I bet some of you didn’t believe me when I said I have an organization problem! I know that the house looks reasonably clean most of the time…but lurking in the closet was this giant mess! Yes friends, all of that came out of one small closet. It’s clean now, thank goodness!
Tuesday, January 20: Rachel is my helper making tomato soup. Rachel opened the can herself (and honestly….I never saw anyone do it the way she did! She opened the can from the *side* somehow, with a regular can opener. Yipes!). She also got herself dressed that day, just in case you were wondering.
Wednesday, January 21: The last first tooth! In case you missed the post, it’s here.
Friday, January 23: Isaiah’s birthday is Sunday the 25th, and he had a couple of friends over for a sleepover Friday and Saturday. They had a blast, and I was feeling so very blessed that my kids have such wonderful friends! They’re polite, kind to the girls, and fun to be around. I love it!
Friday, January 23a: I couldn’t resist adding this one…Rachel has been working very hard on her reading for over a year now, and Friday morning she finally reached her goal of reading 100 lessons! Yes, this is the infamous “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons” book, which all three children used for their first reading lessons. Rachel has had the hardest time with it, mainly because it requires her to sit still for at least 15 minutes at a time. She’s doing really well now, though, and she was thrilled to reach 100 and get to open the prize we’ve had waiting for a year in the basement. It was a real red-letter week for Youngest!
Saturday, January 24: We had a sushi feast to celebrate Isaiah turning 12 with our friends, the McDowells! We made sushi (with Krab-with-a-K, avocado, cucumber, and scallions), rice balls with tuna and egg, Vietnamese chicken salad rolls with peanut sauce, cucumber salad, and shrimp with rice and wasabi (which has a Japanese name I can’t remember, and tasted great!). We also made dessert sushi with fruit roll ups and sweet rice. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! The sushi feast may need to become a quarterly tradition.