Today was grocery shopping day! For some reason a Trader Joe’s trip seems to agree with our kiddos. Maybe it’s the longer car ride that mellows them out a little, or maybe it’s the delightful voices of the incomparable Stockard Channing…While she’s reading Ramona I just can’t help but picture Rizzo with her Pink Lady jacket and short brown curls at an audio mic singing, “chang chang changitty chang shebop,” or “Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee!”
This is a really fun audio series and Ms. Channing is seriously imaginative with the voices. I may enjoy them even more than the girls! It makes the story so much easier to follow and challenges me when I’m reading aloud!
When we’re getting ready to head to the grocery store I often have my oldest help me check around the cupboards for items we may need to add to the list. She also helps find items at the store and get them into the cart, hopefully before her little sister has time to crush them or poke holes :). Today they each had a dollar to pick out a snack and go through the line paying for it and receiving their change. If the store is busy I skip this step for the sake of those in line behind us, but thankfully our timing today caught a lull! The cashiers at Trader Joe’s are so cheerful and helpful, it gives our kids a good experience of approaching people to purchase items as well as a good flavor of quality customer service!
Since that’s a bit of a hike for us it takes up a good chunk of the morning. We got home, grabbed a simple lunch, and broke out some new fun:
Our oldest (she’s 6 by the way…have I mentioned that?), has always enjoyed sensory box type play and I haven’t put one together in quite a while. I was perusing Pinterest for apple themed ideas for the current season and combined a few different ones to create this. All of the fake apples were at a local second hand store and the rest is baking supplies purchased specifically for this type of play. Bonus: curiosity sparked interest in the numbers on the measuring cups leading to conversations about how 4 1/4 cups fit into one whole. Hooray for real life math!
While they played we had some quality read aloud time with The Penderwicks. THIS BOOK! It’s like Little Women for younger kids. We’re only about 4 chapters in but the story of these sisters and their adventures keeps drawing us in! It’s fun to hear the characteristics of everyone in this family because we see some of them in us. If you’ve read it, I’m raising a Skye and it’s quite a treat 🙂 .
There is some other instructed learning that takes place nearly every evening with their dad and I hope to post what that looks like soon. He does a really sweet Bible study time that gets our daughter in the Word making observations and learning how to study the Bible for herself! There is such joy in hearing their sweet conversations…
Happy weekend friends. May you have peace and rest and plenty of fun together!