Here were are after ringing in 2015... sick. A nice little strep infection going around alongside a lovely virus. Enough to keep us at home and somewhat out for the count. For the record, it is especially at moments like these where I am so thankful for modern medicine. A simple thing like Tylenol makes a huge difference when faced with a fever over 40. Very thankful, indeed.
I am also thankful for moments where the little ones take charge of their "school" work. When his fever is down, M has been very much into Montessori math games and exercises. Pictured above are the snake game and another exercise of combinations adding to 10. For the snake game, he records his work on small sheets of graph paper. The graph paper allows him to keep place values accurately and basically show his work clearly. He is still working on accuracy with counting those little beads. (He gets a bit excited towards the end and will sometimes add a few extra in his eagerness to finish!) He still loves the challenge though and will often ask to play the snake game in the evenings.
Today D made dinner. We had liver. (I can hear the gagging!) But he has a way of making it that totally changes the taste. I can't divulge his secret simply because I'm not exactly sure how he does it, but it involves garlic. Glorious garlic! Grlic pounded into a paste with olive oil and somehow incorporated with the liver. We eat it with bread sandwich style, or with french fries - the kids eat their liver with ketchup too (gross!). It's moist, almost juicy, meaty and somehow comforting despite the garlic kick. I used to hate liver until I married D. So ya, I thought I'd brag about D's more exotic kitchen skills. Especially given that I'm the one profiting from them! :)
At least life is not all terrible. I am hopeful we have turned the corner and are on the mend for the most part. Hopefully!