We’re Back, Ani’s 6

We got back from Florida on Thursday afternoon. Ani’s 6th birthday Wednesday was spent mostly in the car. She didn’t seem to mind, though. She was more irritated at me when I said we weren’t doing school on Friday.

Yesterday we had off from school again for Presidents Day. Ani was a little less annoyed about that because Jamie was home from work and we went to lunch to celebrate her birthday.

Speaking of that lunch, Friendly’s has got to be the slowest restaurant in the world. Ani really wanted to go there because she wanted one of the colored drinks they have (Cameron got red, Ani sky blue – both taste gross to me but the kids liked them). It took forever for us just to get seated let alone get our food and stuff. It seems that no matter how busy (or not) they are the waiters rush around like crazy yet never seem to accomplish much. After we ate Ani and I went to the ladies room and it was utterly disgusting. I almost walked right back out but I really had to go. I almost lost my lunch (quite literally) it was so nasty. It looked like a very dirty toilet had vomited all over the floor and no one had cleaned it up. When we walked out our feet were sticking to the floor. I don’t think I ever want to go back there again.

While we were in FL and on the way down and back Ani did a bit of school. She did a couple lessons of Math-U-See and several pages of Spelling Workout A. Her cousin (age 12) is now being homeschooled due to the amount of time she spends at the gym doing gymnastics. She was already missing a bit of school for it. She is doing correspondence with Laurel Springs. Anyway, one day Ani asked her cousin if they could do school together. So they sat side by side doing spelling. It was so funny and cute.

I organized some of the kids’ books last night. I moved their games to their closet and their chapter books from piles (we had too many for the bookcase they had been in) to the shelves where the games used to be. Then I went through the piles of books in the regular bookcase (we have a LOT of bookcases in this place!) and organized them somewhat by size and type. In among all those books was the Alpha Math-U-See DVD. Glad I found it so we don’t have to worry about replacing it. My kids have a lot of pre-level 1 through level 2 readers. Ani has a couple level 3′s and 4′s. She prefers to read chapter books instead of those readers now.

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