May we present a day in the life of our seven-year-old. You can click the pictures to enlarge them.
Rise and shine! It's 5:30 a.m.
Zach does his daily reading (30 minutes) before school.
Breakfast and scripture-reading happen at 7:00. Zach makes short work of two bowls of Wheat Chex, a banana, and a cup of orange cream yogurt.
He reminds me it's time to draw a prize for the 10 hours of reading he's completed recently. He decides that next time we get fresh snow, we'll go sledding at Frontier Park.
8:05 a.m.: Out the door with Dad.
Zach meets the legal requirements to ride without a car seat, so on the way to school in Dad's car, he thinks he's hot stuff.
Here's the so-called "kiss and drop" zone where he bids Dad a fond farewell. See you at 3:15!
I forgot to take a picture at pick-up time. The car is full with three boys and Raelyn, our neighbor. Once home, Zach displays some artwork he did at the Fine Arts Center on a field trip last week. His class saw The Nutcracker and then explored the museum.
Zach doesn't have homework (he did it over the weekend), but he snarfs down a snack and starts on his after-school chores.
Then he invites Raelyn over and they have a Wii bowling tournament. (And, apparently, destroy the family room in the process). Zachary wins.
Zachary turns on the outside lights at dusk, when Raelyn goes home. Then we have dinner.
At 6:30, I decide to go visit a friend and her new baby in the hospital, so Garry is in charge of "family fun time." Zach is thrilled it's Wednesday-Wii-Night. The boys have another bowling tournament.
When I get home around 8:00, Zach is zonked out in bed. It's been a long day!