Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Mexican Train Station has Left the Station!

"The Mexican Train has left the station - Toot!  Toot!"  This is what a rather excited Madison said tonight during a great game of dominoes.  Tonight after homework, we returned to the family tradition of playing Mexican Train with the dominoes, something that Madison loves to do very much.

It was a full day for her, and we've gotten a pattern going with the homework.  She's got her Elsa tray in the car, and on the road she's able to do a lot of homework:  math, spelling, and a bit of science as well.  Our destination today was the second class of piano lessons.  It was a little rough around the edges, but Madison did okay.  One area she excelled at was identifying chords in the bass clef area.  Daddy can hardly name notes down there, and she's got that all figured out, pretty much quicker than any other in the class.  As for playing, the entire class is just getting back into the swing of things, although the assignments have been a little more advanced than we've seen in the past.  Madison is staying with it though, and quite adaptive.  Yeah, 'adaptive' is one of her vocabulary words for the week too.

It was Taco Tuesday today, so we did have ourselves a Mexican feast (to go with the Mexican Train).  Daddy's tummy is doing ominous things, and his chest is featuring pains very similar to the ones he had back when he had pancreatitis.  Stay tuned on that.  Right now, the best option is to eat very little and see how things go.

Anyway, it was a fun day for all of us.  We started a new book tonight, and it was so much fun to return to Roald Dahl.  It was "James and the Giant Peach," which starts out with a boy, two wicked aunts, and a large peachoid.  Yes, there's a theme here lately.

We read from our devotional, and said our prayers, and soon everyone was off to their rooms for a good night's rest.  Nana and Ba-Ba enjoyed their time playing with Madison, who was quite animated during the game.  She was very excited, and very talkative throughout!

The weather is cooling down outside, which is so nice at night time.  It is so cool outside that in the morning you don't need an air conditioner anymore.  Ahhh... fall is on the way.  That means cooler weather, and harvest season!  Time to pick apples... and yes, peaches too.  We'll let you know if we see any more ginormous peachoids.

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