Sunday most of the day was spent with Elijah and Homer doing "guy stuff". Guy stuff, outside in the really cold weather. I opted for inside doing "girl stuff" like gardening, bird training, decorating Em's room. I think the girls had more fun, but I guess it all depends on what eyes you are looking through. Elijah thinks his day was better!
Some men hardly ride, some men ride hard. I've raised the latter for sure. They tore into the machine to see why it wouldn't go. Apparently, the little incident where Elijah's friend totalled his machine into the back of this one buckled the body and sheared the bolts. Plates need to be cut, new steel welded, etc. Good thing my husband raced for years and knows all about this stuff, and in a way, it is good Elijah has the opportunity to learn how to do this stuff, too.
Building is kind of on hold for a bit. All week we are busy with school. Sunday night Elijah and I spent a couple hours finishing up a bookmark and he was surprised when I had the laminating material to complete it. Last night was the same thing. Several hours of homework...teaching math to both Em and Elijah, reading and lots of science. Dad plays with the Wee People while I work with the older kids. Sunday's are "building days", but something tells me this Sunday will be snow machine repair day. :) It's all good. There are many things more important in life than fresh paint.
Emily and I were going through her desk and came across this. I laughed until I cried. This is Emily when she was 4 1/2 giving one of her brothers the stink eye at their hockey banquet. I have so seen that same face on Olivia a time or two. I can't believe how quickly my little girl grew up or how much her sister is just like her. My two little blessings....