After some begging, Ava was a good sport and joined in the game with her little brother. She actually did a great job and followed the rules, while G didn't quite grasp the full concept of keeping his various hands and feet on the correct colors while moving around. He ended up just sorta flopping around on the game board instead. And eventually he just decided it would be more fun to use his sister as the game board. I'm not 100% confident that Ava thought that was very fun...
I got a head start on our Christmas shopping AND enjoyed a huge craft fair with my mom last Sunday. I'd say I'm about 65% done with my Christmas shopping already, and I'm planning on working on some more gifts and our cards in the upcoming week. Hooray!
Ava worked very hard on her math homework this week, and with some prodding managed to finish up some assignments with the end goal of minimal work to do this weekend. We always work on weekend homework after breakfast on Saturdays so we don't have to deal with the tears and frustration on Sunday evenings. I still believe we made the right choice to keep her in the advanced math class. I reached out to her math teacher and advised her of our decision, and her response back was perfect - she's incredibly supportive and I think this will help push Ava to focus more and try harder in her schoolwork.
I had a super busy week with plans every evening Mon-Wed, so by Thursday, I was pooped. Good thing I'm off of work November 17-26! I thoroughly enjoyed my day off on Friday, and was able to spend more fun time with Ava and G yesterday since I wasn't trying to cram all of my weekend chores into 2 days. Plus, I have some fun plans in the upcoming week (can't wait to see the Justice League on Tuesday with my mom!) and we're set to host Thanksgiving on Thursday. Fun times!
Scott had a very long work week, and ended up working another full day on Saturday, so we treated ourselves to a fun night out. At my parent's recommendation, we went to the Lakeville Brewing Co. The food was fantastic, the beer was great, and the atmosphere was perfect for kids. Great choice to go there! After that, we headed over to Fleet Farm and walked through Toyland so the kids could get all amped up and excited for Christmas (and then we burst their bubble when we didn't buy them anything...ha!) I have to run back there this week for another reason, and it'll be a great time to pick up some toys for them for Christmas.
I swear, he does know how to use a fork...
Ava's been begging me to put up window clings for Thanksgiving, so I better get that going. And next week, we'll decorate for Christmas! The holiday season is really here!