1. The kids and I are doing math warm-ups this week, in anticipation of school starting in earnest on Monday. At one point today, the girl got so excited about finally understanding something I was helping her with and doing it correctly that she burst out with, "I love you, Mama!"
2. After this weekend's trip to the county fair, where the kids met up with almost all of their friends in the 4-H livestock barns, they have decided that they want to raise pigs. Pigs. And guess what? I think we are going to let them do it.
Oh, and we have come up with names for the four (FOUR!) piglets they will raise and hope to sell at auction for butchering:
Note: Just try pronouncing the names aloud with a statement of sympathy for their fate before each one. Yeah, that would make the first one 'Poor Kroast.'