Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day in the Life

We are finally settling into some normal days around here, after being consumed with everything house-related for what seems like months. Today was one of the first glimpses at a regular day for us, and it was very enjoyable! 

[Not pictured:] An hour and a half of planting trees with Grandma after lunch while I got a haircut. They played hard this morning and now they're sleeping hard. It was a good day for the Knapp boys. 

Okay, so this is actually from yesterday morning. But I didn't take a picture of the boys watching Wall-E and besides, the sweeping Tommy did this morning was a direct result of this play-doh experience.

Learning how to sweep. I've enjoyed reading about the Montessori method of teaching life skills, which encourages parents to teach their children, in a step-by-step manner, how to do tasks like sweeping, washing dishes, folding clothes, and wiping tables. Kids doing housework? Sounds good to me!

Using the dustpan to sweep up his dirt pile.

Simple childhood joy of riding bikes through puddles.

Not sure if it shows up in this photo, but I love the look of joy on Ben's face as he anticipates zooming through this puddle!

Lunch of peanut butter & honey sandwiches (their favorite food in the world right now), strawberries, and avocado from our own tree. Ben says, "But I don't like adado [avocado]!" He ate some anyway.


  1. Fun photos! I like the pictures of Tommy sweeping - we'll take him :)

  2. Bonnie Bello6:08 PM

    omg Tommy in that last picture with the avacado, you make that face!

  3. Haha, Bonnie, you're right! That's my "skeptical" face. :)