Silas the baby met Silas the cat. The affection was mutual.
While giving math lessons, I opted to put down my knitting and clean out the pencil drawer instead.
The boys dragged a tire out of the woods and made a tire swing.
Why have we never had one of these before?
(In the pencil drawer I eliminated everything but pencils for the big kids, pencils for the littles, and we have these black felt tipped pens for drawing. And a few erasers of course. I salvaged as many of the chewed up used pencils as I could, adding new eraser caps. I like this little pencil sharpener the best, but we do have a couple with enclosed blades for smaller children. Our electric one broke and I am probably not going to buy a new one. Sharpening pencils is a nice activity.)