The girls spent some time with my mother-in-law this morning so Issac had us all to himself. He chattered away happily about all sorts of thinks he was thinking. He watched Shamus play a game for a while then wanted to be with me.
I asked him if he wanted to help me finish cleaning in my bedroom–Rachel had been into the wrapping stuff and left a mess, not to mention all the stuff that gets tossed in my closet so it is out of the way. A moment later he was gone, eager to get started.
He emptied my closet then set about organizing it.
Shoes on the door, boots on the shoe holder, wrapping stuff moved to the wardrobe, garbage to the garbage, hangers to the hook, crutches and knee brace to the bathroom closet.
He swept and trashed and happily found all the change on the floor amidst the dust and his marbles.
He then helped me organize the wardrobe so the present and packing closets were organized.
We moved the wrapping bin to the hall to use for laundry.
Afterwards we ate lunch together and talked about compound words (he is desperate to read and loves talking about how words look).
He then showed me how to make various tens and hundreds (he was playing with Cuisiniere rods and discovered the ones, tens, and hundreds theme.
He helped me make cookies for Daddy.
When his sisters got home he helped me burn and gathered sticks from the yard to add to the fire.
Meanwhile the girls played Animal Land (they are being squirrels and chipmunks in their den in this shot.)