J and W made a puppet theater out of a big cardboard box. Each decorated one side and J cut a square out of the middle. She opened up the box, took one side off and has it standing up with two sides folded back. They plan on putting on a show soon. We had a great time today at the homeschool group get-together! Today was "Present This" day, so a bunch of the kids did a show-and-tell of their favorite thing from home. Then all the kids played while the moms chatted. There was another girl there J's age and they got along very well. W played with her brother who is 3 (and very cute!). The rest of the kids were all 9-10 y/o boys who kept mainly to themselves playing "boy stuff" of no interest to the girls, lol. We enjoyed it very much and plan to go to more of them - even keeping W home from school.
With January being National Hobby Month, K is teaching me to knit. I am constantly reading about all these knitting things going on and it looks like so much fun. It took a while, but I think I got the hang of it. Now I want to go to Michael's Craft and get my own knitting stuff!
The girls had Musical Theater this afternoon and B had rehearsal with his band. I cut B's hair yesterday with the buzzer set at #1. I think it came out pretty durn good. These home haircuts should save us a whopping $50 a year. We have been spending too much on take-out again. B came home with $37 worth of White Castle the other day. I didn't know people could actually spend that much on White Castle! Jeez! So, I'm going to become the family money saver again. I need to dig up all my old thrifty tips from several years ago (when B lost his job - that was an amazing experience and a long story for another day).