But logs will only smoosh them. At least that's the lesson we learned this weekend when Boaz inadvertently threw a log on Judah's finger. For a $20 co-pay I was able to find out that his finger was only smooshed and not broken. What a relief. The trip to the doctor consumed our morning yesterday, and I had the best of intentions of starting school as soon as lunch was over. But then my children headed outside to play (hence the Wesley and Princess Buttercup photos yesterday). And who was I to interrupt some outside play, smack in the middle of winter?
This is Hezkekiah when I asked him to make his "very meanest face". Yeah, he really doesn't have a mean face. But we still love him.
My children played outside yesterday from 12:00 until 6:00 when I called them in for dinner. For the reader who asked if it was warm here, the short answer is "yes". We live in Northwest Washington, and have had an unseasonably warm and relatively dry winter (coming after three nasty, cold, frozen winters). Our part of Washington stays green all year, no matter what the weather is like. It makes all the rain tolerable. I was freezing when I went out to take these pictures, but then again, I wasn't running around and sword fighting.
Tucker was so tired by the end of the day that he fell asleep on the couch as I read aloud before day. So they missed a day of school books…if I know my children they will complete twice as much work today with twice the focus after a day spent running around and exhausting them physically.
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