Well, we survived the stomach bug (don't ask.) The house has been disinfected, the couch is put back together, and the laundry is almost caught up. Today we are trying to get things back to normal. Our Monday Morning Project this week to go along with our Five in a Row book, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, was to do a painting of an owl in a tree. I got this project out of the Usborne Big Book of Playtime Activities. First, the boys used water colors to paint the background yellow and orange mixed with a little red. Then they painted in the tree, branches, and the owl on the branch. Nick followed the book exactly (that's how he is) and Alex wanted his to look just like Nick's. Anthony painted a whole sheet of paper pink, and Christian was painting red streaks. Chelsea was in the middle of some other schoolwork and did not want to stop until she had finished what she started. The owl pictures will go into the lapbook we are working on for Owl Moon.