We have a pass to the CT Science Museum, and in March we can get into the Mystic Aquarium for free. So today Nate took Ethan so I could get some work done. Ethan loved the Titanic exhibit, especially exploring the small submersible, the Alvin. He was very excited to tell me all about the icebergs ripping open the side of the Tectonic. We study earthquakes and volcanoes, can you tell?
Ethan woke up early this morning...6:25. Argggh! I had woken up at 5:15 with Nathan. Nathan left for work and I thought I could get at least an hour of whatbird work in before Ethan got up.
Anyways Ethan got up, we cuddled till 7, then we finished the 9th Box Car Children book.
Afterwards Ethan did his piano practice. HE has a new theory and lesson book. I am happy to say that Ethan plunked out 3 new songs this morning!!! We'll spend a few days with them before he learns another song, but I was happy he wanted to keep going. Thursday is his next lesson. I'll make a video of him playing soon. Then I have to figure out how to post it!
Ethan read over 42 books to me this summer. Nathan or I read a few chapters of the Box Car Children to him each evening. His reading has really improved over the summer, but it was still a happy surprise to find him in the chapel after church on Sunday reading a story out of the Friend magazine. He was reading outloud to Kate and Wendy Darre. He read over half of the story, then Kate finished it for him. Shortly afterwards he read a book on volcanoes to me, I'm not sure what grade level it was but it was certainly longer and more complicated than the books he'd been reading all summer.
This weekend Ethan exclaimed that his milk was shallow. Upon closer inspection I determined that the milk in his cereal bowl was low and he needed more.
On the way to baseball saturday morning he asked me if I had any electronic stuff that he could take apart. When I told him that I didn't, he asked if we could go to a junk store and pick something up for him to take apart, because he likes taking things apart, especially something with wires.
I serve on two town commissions in Woodstock, the Conservation Commission and the Open Space and Farmland Preservation Commission. Ethan asks what I do sometimes and we talk about conservation and land preservation.
Last night during his evening prayer, Ethan said, "Thanks you that we live in the country. Please bless that the land willl be preserved and no houses will be built on it."
That's my boy!
Ethan is starting to learn the notes on the treble and bass clefs in piano. Today we reviewed the treble clef work, then turned the page to what he worked on in his lesson yesterday. The very last piece was 8 measures from "Ode to Joy"!
I love that song! He worked on it 2-3 times and was really getting the hang of it. When he has it down I will post a video.
OK I fell behind, one reason being I was seriously bummed that a great picture of Ethan and I at the beach sitting next to my surfboard has gone MIA. I can see it in the HP photo program, but when I go to add the image its not in any of the folders where it should be.
So I have at last come back, and am slowly catching up, but you'll have to scroll past the pictures and belly button post, because what I just posted took place earlier.