Little Rock Nine.
In other exciting educational news, we have been enamored by Perplexus. It's a maze-like game with a small steel ball inside. The one below belongs to a friend.
Caroline had her nails done last weekend at a birthday party. She's wearing fake ones below. Hilarious. Such a diva.
And Schaeffer still cries but occasionally we see a smile. Then I grab the camera.
Inspired me this week:
These are the lines of a story. If you struggle with your body image because of having children - must read now. All my life I've been slender but really struggled since having Schaeffer (yes, I know it's only been 9 weeks...but I have stretch marks that I never had before...and weight that is not coming off like it did with the other two children.)
To the parents of small children: Let me be the one who says it out loud. My favorite line is his reply to well meaning parents of older children who say "enjoy every minute..." he writes: I usually smile and give some sort of guffaw, but inside, I secretly want to hold them under water. Just for a minute or so. Just until they panic a little.
Up this week - spring break, sort of. Since John Isaac is in third grade, the state requires (homeschool) testing. Hubby and I decided to have him tested more extensively than the state offers. So our third grader will test for 3 morning this week.
And, I am beginning to swim laps at a nearby community center with hopes of shedding a few pounds and getting back in shape.
New easy recipe from my friend Erin:
Creamy Salsa Chicken
cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
can of black beans
corn (I'm lucky enough to have some from my mom's garden)
block of cream cheese
Mix together and serve over rice. Delish. I cooked a whole chicken last night in the crock pot, deboned it today and added 2 cans beans, 2 cream chesse, 1 giant jar salsa, and quart package of frozen corn. Heat, mix, and salt to taste. Yumma. Enough for an army - I mixed this up in my already dirty crock pot that I'd cooked the chicken in.