Saturday, June 22, 2013

Randomday: It's Not Easy Being Green

Daniel was picking some of the yellow raspberries and called us out to see the most beautiful little frog this week.  It looks like he was gilded with gold paint.
He was sporting some stylish black racing stripes too.
Quarta gave one of the red raspberries to Winky the Hamster and took this photo.  I have been scrambling for things to keep the girls busy with this first week of no school, and coming up empty for things I can give them that don't require me to supervise.  Quarta can earn "screen time" on Minecraft or other entertainment by doing chores.  The other day I decided we needed to tidy up the game cabinet.  It turned out to need more Mommy involvement than I wanted, but it's done now.
The front hall closet contains puzzles and "sometimes" games, plus the ones that are too big to put into the cabinet over the dryer where the "often" games go.  We have a lot of games.
With a little room on one side for the dryer sheets.  There were a few games that we decided not to keep anymore, including a well-loved Cranium Cariboo.  The girls played it one last time before it goes to the thrift store.
Thanks to Tertia's Spring Choir concert, we all have songs from Les Mis stuck in our heads.  But Tertia's personal favorites seemed to be the ones from the Queen medley - Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions.

Summers in the Northwest are deceptive.  You think, because it's still light, that it's relatively early in the evening.  But then you realize it's 10:00 and the little kids aren't in bed yet, and the next morning is a killer.  And then you stay up to watch Psycho because Secundus has always wanted to see it, and it's 11:30 and there's no way you're going to be able to sleep.  In the first part of the movie, where she pulls over to sleep by the highway just north of L.A., and the cop picks up her trail, I recognized the hill from the establishing shot.  We stay at a new Holiday Inn there nearly every Spring break.  If only it had been there then, she might never have gone to the Bates Motel.  Tonight, Puss In Boots is on the agenda.

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