Yes, I know I spelled pony incorrectly...for those of you who remember, Atira used to call "My Little Ponies" - "Ponties". And her hair had "ponty tails" in it...loved that...still do. So I say it when I can so I can relive it a bit. So today was all about the ponties. (OH and you pronounce it po as in the word so) We went on a fantabulous field trip today and Atira said it was just the best day ever. The kids were able to brush, pet, feed and visit with these lovely little ponies for about an hour. Then for another hour they took turns riding them. Well, except Jordan of course, he is a bit big for a ponty. However the owner gave him a bit of training and had Jordan leading the kids around on "Spike" the ponty. He was a bossy guy with plenty of attitude. He bit Jordan (gently enough) on the leg just to show him who was boss. Spike also snotted up his shirt pretty good as he kept nudging him and pushing him around. Very cute...and very funny. Atira had many turns riding around the arena and ran up to me regularly sharing with me how she is no longer wanting ice skating lessons but rather horse riding lessons, oh and while she was at it, she also mentioned she doesn't think she wants that swimming party anymore...can you guess what she would rather do? Oh how the desires of a 9 year old heart change so quickly! Scott ran out of work a bit early today so we were blessed to have him join us for the last half of our day there. It was fun and very memorable.
OH YUM! So, it is the week of unleavened bread...so get it? No leaven. Scott was havin' a hankerin' for burgers...so this is what I came up with! HAD TO SHARE! Onion egg matzah, sprinkled with gouda for the boys and cheddar for me, tossed under the broiler until it melted. Topped that baby with a hamburger patty from the grill, a few slices of facon (ya know, veggie bacon?) and a slather of chili. It was quite delightful! We were not missing our leaven today!
Arms, legs, giggling....I cannot tell where one person ends and the other begins! The two of them together make quite the force against there dad these days! WATCH OUT!!
So, we wanted to redo the main bathroom...as a homeschool project we decided to give them a budget and allow them, with guidance to redecorate the bathroom. The parameters consisted of keeping with the feel of our home. Nothing wild and crazy and unexpected. They had to keep in mind this is not just their bathroom but the guest bath as well. Be budget conscience. They had to purchase paint, shower curtain, towels, new rug, garbage can, soap dispenser and a few accessories. Scott and I added new towel bars, backsplash and light fixture..that way WE could pick the pieces that won't be changed again for a very long time! The day in this photo we were peeling wallpaper and washing the walls. We have the walls nearly all painted, the towel bars are up and so is the shower curtain. Just a few accessories to buy and it will be ready to go! (Oh and the light fixture....that has become quite the hunt....) I will post more pics when the room is complete!
The kids are taking Jiu Jitsu and really enjoying themselves. On this particular day they were learning how to throw each other, something very important that all siblings should learn. The grin is what gets me. Jordan smiles nearly the whole time he is either throwing or being thrown, while he wrestles, when he taps someone out or if he is being tapped...glad he is such a happy kid! :)