summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Monday, March 20, 2017

strange happenings....and mysteries...

When you want to go to see "Beauty and The Beast", and all the firetrucks are at the theater...Miss Charlotte Claire. We didn't miss it though, we simply drove to the other side of town to the mall theater, with Mirielle, Camille, and cousin Dani.

I skipped dinner so I could have some popcorn...we got the refill size, and when I finally got the nerve to tiptoe out of the movie to get it refilled, there was no one there at the counter! Dang it! We didn't really need anymore, but still...there WERE five of us, and it WAS dinner, ha.

The movie was really enjoyable. I liked it. I know there was some controversy, but I don't care about that. We liked it.

Anyway, on the way home from the movie, there were all the same firetrucks and rescue vehicles parked on the highway, traffic diverted onto a back road, lots of rescue vehicles, ect...I hope it wasn't a bad accident.

As for the mysteries...Miss Cam is all into solving mysteries lately. She has this little handbag with a notebook and a magnifying glass, and she asks questions and looks for clues. She asked me last night if I had lost anything she could help me find...I told her my phone charger has been missing for a few months, but I doubted she would find it. Well. She found it! Within like five minutes! Then she asked Paul, with her little notebook out, pencil poised...he said yes, his knife. Well. She found that too, right away. She asked a few questions, started searching, and voila!

So when I went to the little grocery store in town, I bought her some ice cream bars as payment. (I went specifically for half and half, we are too spoiled to drink milk in the coffee...then I went out to breakfast this morning with my older brother and my sister, and the place only had Coffee-Mate, which is sugary and fake, so we had our coffee...)(but it was a really nice time!)

Then today, I found some mysteries to solve online, kids' stories with clues, ect.

Today was a good school day. Jonathan aced his mid-year exam, Char finished half of hers and did really well, and today Camille finished hers, and also did really well. We discovered she didn't know how to multiply fractions, so we had some lessons, and she picked it up in no time, as well as the concept of converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and back again. It was really fun, I enjoy being in on the true joy of learning with them.

Tomorrow is gymnastics class, which we missed last week because of the storm.

Danielle is spending the night, because by the time the movie was over, it was late...they are still awake in there, having a good old time.

We were thinking of going to the pool today, but I got caught up in planning for a big upcoming church feast...six hundred people, 300 pounds of spiral sliced ham. I ordered it from Wegmans, the meat department guy is a gem, so pleasant and helpful. This Saturday, and guess where I will be? Uh-huh, in the kitchen. Kim and I are thinking of making cupcakes for dessert...600+ cupcakes...will we go crazy after like 200? We'll bake them in the church kitchen, the convection oven is faster and has six racks. But still, it will be...interesting.

Life sure is interesting...


Kara Keenan said...

Oh! Miss Cam simply must read the Cam Jansen mystery novels. I mean, it's fate. Girl detective reading novels about another girl detective, also named Cam. Couldn't be more perfect!

16 blessings'mom said...

Thank you, Kara, that's an excellent idea! We are going to the library tomorrow. I mentioned it to her, and she's very excited to check them out.