This week’s memories…
A mostly great first week of September.
We went to the Civil War Reenactment as we do every year. This year it was almost unbearably hot!! The camera man during the battle actually passed out. They had to call an ambulance and call off the ‘battle’. I don’t know how the reenactors did it. They had on wool suits. Keilee made all of these pictures. I was holding the umbrella for us so we didn’t MELT!
These shots were from the camp before the battle began. Keilee does up close much better than I do. I love the picture of the little boy with the hat!
Keilee got out her clay and played with it while I read her SOTW 4. I still read aloud to her almost every day. She decided to make the Parthenon! Dirty hands and all.
Here are some pictures Keilee took in the backyard. I love the bumble bee because you can see the pollen all over its legs. After she took this we read about Bumble Bees in “Handbook of Nature Study”. I LOVE this book. I love the way Anna Botsford Comstock writes like she is writing about friends.
She started a CNN Student News notebook after seeing what Jessica at Teachable Moments was doing with her girls. She loves CNN Student News and watches it every morning. She is much more up to date than I am. We don’t have cable and I rarely read world news. We are reading through Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder. This book is awesome! It has the 3,000 hardest words from Harry Potter. Any word that she isn’t familiar with she writes down in a notebook. There hasn’t been many words so far that she doesn’t know. We both downloaded the FREE Scrabble App for our iPads. We play against each other. She beat me!!! She has never beat me at Scrabble. I am very good at word games.
The not so good things this week was my Uncle died and we attended the visitation and funeral. He was married to my Mom’s sister who died several years ago. He wasn’t a close uncle but it was still very sad. I did get to see family, some of who Keilee has never met. I also got to see my cousin who used to be my very best friend. We have been talking via email the last 3 weeks. It has been such a blessing to reconnect with her.
Tuesday at lunch I was outside and I came in and Keilee was at the sink. She said, “I can breath but I have a Wheat Thin stuck in my throat”. She was very scared because it hurt her every time she breathed. I stayed calm but I was freaking out inside. I gave her warm water but they didn’t help. She was getting more and more panicked [and Keilee does NOT panic, EVER!] All these things ran through my head; my Mom always told me to give her bread but I was afraid that would just clog it up completely. I told her to let’s run to the ER. I was afraid it was going to flip and get stuck completely. I tried to get my contacts on and ended up dropping one of them in our hall. I just left it there and drove without it. I grabbed her hand and prayed all the way to the hospital. They quickly took her back to a room and checked her blood pressure. She was crying a bit and so scared. Keilee is afraid of almost nothing but needles is one of them. Not needles in general, needles in HER. We waited awhile, me trying to calm her down. When the doctor came in and was asking her questions she said, “It just went down”. Her face changed completely in one second from terror to calm. They still made us wait so they could X-ray her. It took forever to discharge her. It was her first trip ever to the ER. [This picture was right before she was discharged, after the wheat thin had gone down!]
When we got home I started washing the dishes from lunch and I just lost it. I was crying and just imaging what in this world would I be doing if something had happened to her? I have thanked God MANY times since then that she was OK.
She redid all her social media profile pictures. Isn’t this cool? It is her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. She continues to do her edits and has won 2 contests on Instagram this past week.
My favorite pictures this week:
Keilee in the dress I bought her at a Craft Show. The lady had the cutest dresses in little girl sizes and Keilee told her, “I wish you had these in my size” and she did! It looks like she is wearing a rainbow!
And my Cowgirl.
I love, LOVE Fall. I can not wait for cooler temps and beautiful leaves and crunching under my feet when I walk through the yard.
Happy weekend! Next week starts our new ‘Normal’ schedule. Prayers would be appreciated.
“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”
- Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885