One test closer!

DH passed another MCSE test!!! He didn’t even squeak by- he made the exact passing score. Hahahaha! He had hardly cracked the book before last night though he did know some of the content already from work. Only 2 more tests to go until full certification!
School-wise, we are working on the various “_ Bear, _ Bear, What Do You See/Hear?” books by Eric Carle, learning about bears and performing the “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around” song:
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, show your shoe
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, I love you!
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, go upstairs
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, brush your hair
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn off the light
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say goodnight!
He is on Math-U-See Primer lesson 14 (this is an easy one for him- the numbers 10-20 and “place value”.) Lesson 15 is 2+2 and 3+3.
In Hooked on Phonics, Bren is nearing completion of the first 1st grade book. Today is dr_ & qu_ words. When this workbook is done, there are several CHAPTER books for him to read. Yikes! LOL.
Next up: Various Jack and the Beanstalk stories including typical versions, a parody “Jack and the Giant: A Story Full of Beans”, a Mickey version, a Dora version and a Gerald McBoing Boing video version.
Bren has been loving our Mario Kart Wii game. He is quite good, better than me- he can even skid around the corners! 😀 He also has 2 new friends from our homeschool group- Ivan & Aries!! They are coming for another playdate this afternoon.
Andy’s been crazy about little cars and trains for awhile now but his real passion is SHOES. Any and all shoes. At any moment he can come barrelling into the room, bang you with a newly discovered pair and bellow “DJOU! DJOU!!!” He wants them on, now!!! LOL. A pair of shoes 6 sizes too large on his feet and a bowl of pink, blue and white star marshmallows and he is a happy kid. Oh, and soda too.
Bren-bits & Andy-dotes…
5/14 The scale got new batteries lastnight. Today I weighed the boys. Andy weighed 26.0 lbs. I seem to recall him weighing 27.something some months ago. Yikes. I immediately gave him a piece of cheese, which up until now usually ended up mushed on the floor. He ate it AND begged for 3 more pieces AND a cheesestick. That was soon followed by 2 FULL FAT hot dogs and a bowl of cereal. Sheesh. Have I been starving him or what??
I weighed Bren next. 58.6. Gulp. He is fast approaching the 60 lb mark and he just turned 5. He got one hot dog in a sugar free whole grain bun. And half a piece of cheese. This time last year he weighed 49 lbs. And I have been carefully watching what he eats!!!
How in the heck do I feed up one kid and deny the other- at the same time?!
Update: Whew! Mid-February I guessed he was between 25 and 26 pounds.
5/15 I love seeing Andy enjoys toys we bought Brendan that he would never play with- this time it is an elephant pull toy that makes music and has places to put blocks.
5/19 Andy said, “Thank you milk me” when I handed him my cup. 🙂
5/20 Bren has finally taught Andy to play hide and seek. He told Andy to count while he hides and he ran off. Andy covered his eyes and said, “five, three, five!” and ran off to find him. 😀 Andy doesn’t yet go hide himself.
5/24 Andy said his name today for the first time. We also heard him singing… possibly the Bob the Builder theme. LOL.

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