Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Am I the only homeschool mom that occasionally has to take the day off just to catch up on housework after a bizarre week? I hate to not appear perfect here (heehee) but I seriously couldn't take it one more moment. I knew I'd never have time to get done what needs done if we didn't take off. Kokomo is on fall break anyway, but we had decided not to take off since we didn't count all of our vacation as educational.
Still to go:
- the rest of the dishes
- mop the kitchen floor
- kids' room
- finally finish sorting through the fall/winter clothes and...
- get those boxes out of the house
- possibly make cookies for the campaign bus
- go to a campaign rally
- transcribe a sermon due back tomorrow
- figure out the rest of school this week...
A mother's work and all that, but I have three Excedrin in me now to cover pain from wisdom tooth extraction on Tuesday, so I have lots of caffeine energy! :)
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Of Sign Language, Sippy Cups, and Sufi (OK! So my alliterative skills aren't as good as my Daddy's!)
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Besides keeping up with the three R's (or technically, the R,WR,AR)...
During the past two weeks, our Bible lessons taught about Jesus, the Bread of Life. We started off the week with homemade English-Muffin Bread (mmmm), and through the weeks, we tied in yeast experiments, dough making, and a fun book from our book basket.
Glen's boss sent home a huge bag of books home for the girls. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this book, so perfect for our study.
Mixing up the yeast/water/sugar combination for experiment
The yeast feeds on the sugar, producing carbon dioxide. The balloon expands.
Cute, huh?Carli's narration of the experiment (She dictated it to me, but drew the pics herself).
Carli joins the littles for an afternoon nap, making mama very jealous!
Just for fun...One day we ran over to the Pointy Pencil to pick up some primary-lined paper, and they had a craft going on for Oktoberfest.
...leaves starting to turn...
...the neighbor's bush changing color...
Our weeks were especially busy with extra activities. We took Kirsten to Indianapolis Museum of Art (more on that in another post),