Thursday, January 12, 2017
A book sort begins plus music and water fun
With Arianna working through each room so thoroughly, I decided we had better have a head start on sorting that massive book shelf in the lounge. So I got Ruth, Rachel and Brendon to help me this afternoon and we got 2 boxes of books ready to go out.
We will have to keep plugging away at it though as there is a lot to go through. Many books will just never be read again - so out they go. So this is the Before photo (even though there is already 2 boxes worth of books off the shelf).
The children are learning "Are you sleeping Brother John" in a number of different languages. We had loads of singing at the table this evening though.
Ruth wanted to see if she could work out the guitar chords for their school song. She had already worked out a different maori song that they sing at school (Hurunui e). It's so nice listening to her and seeing what she can do.
Today Arianna cleaned the big laundry cupboard. Thankfully I had done a good sort of this one in July when Vanielle was here - so it didn't take too long. Then she did the laundry which is also our pantry. It took a lot longer than she thought it would - but it looked so good afterwards. My washing machine looks brand new it's so clean. She also worked on the entrance. Thankfully Brendon had gotten rid of all the cobwebs just a week or so ago - so it was a much easier job than what he had. It looks really good now and I have even noticed that the children have finally started using the shelf for their shoes. :-)
One of the items I found in the correspondence stuff was with dinosaur cut-outs. So Hezekiah had great fun today cutting those out.