Saturday, March 21, 2015


She worked in Minecraft today (even though it wasn't school) and built a copy of my water fountain that has a switch at the top.  Mine was the white one to the left - the 'arrow' points to her lab, which is that direction.  Mark said she didn't say anything to him while she made it - and it is a pretty close copy of the mechanism but she made it taller (like she said she would) and she had a bit of trouble with the very top ..but it still works perfectly.  There is a 'chicken viewing' tank in her lab where you stand on a platform, move the lever and get risen to look at the chickens - because it takes up less room than stairs.  Mad scientist on our hands, really *heh* She said I could make a lab, too - so I did, with a squid viewing tank...and a whole lab setup with ingredients, a furnace, brewing station and chests... we'll see what she thinks of that.

quotes:  I told her I had ordered the next book in a set for her and it was about puzzles and msyteries.  She finds something in the book of poems and rhymes and says 'this one is a mystery - you never know what happened to the old man!'  // It's raining it's pouring the old man is snoring, he went to bed and bumped his head, and couldn't get up in the morning. //

Mark was telling her jokingly she needed to till the garden - she said that isn't good for girls that are seven.. we have to wait until she is older.   I said maybe we'd start to teach her when she was nine.  She said oh good, that gives me two years!  I said, no - you are almost seven and a half.  She paused, then asked when she would be seven and a half.. then paused again, and said the right month.  She said she counted the twelve months and took one off becauase she was born in November, and then added the rest forward - and that is when it will be.  // starting to get there kid!

note : She sat curled up in her beanbag chair in her room (the one I am making the rug to go under/around) and was reading aloud from her book to me.  She pulled her feet up into the chair because it is cold on the floor...and then we talked about the rug.  It makes my heart leap with joy to see her reading her books - and comic books, on her own volition.  We are writing more books in the Minecraft library as well.  I had written a 'horror' story of We have no bananas today. I might have to find a kiwi'...she matched that with a book saying there were no kiwis.  We then built a Loch Ness monster in the ocean near the sunken pirate ship... and she put a superhero cape and collar on it.

She climbed up the cedar tree in the yard all the way to the top and showed us the 'rooms' she had made all the way to the top.  I stayed out there until she had gotten all the way back down....

Monday or Tuesday we might go to the agricultural museum - got to see what the weather is like and how other things happen.

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