Friday, May 29

Baby Blanket

It's 138 stitches long... about 45". I've got a long way to go! I'm using sz 13 needles so it's knitting up faster than I had expected.


Here's a close up of the pattern.


Wednesday, May 27

Graduation Ceremony

Once a year our church takes the time to congratulate the graduates. Each of them receives a Bible from the church.

This year *T* graduated Kindergarten.

And Mike got his GED.

Punishment for Fighting


*C* was absolutely devistated with our choice of punishment. *T* on the other hand, loves his brother. :)

Saturday, May 23

Saturday, May 16

Sabbath Celebration

What is Sabbath?

The Sabbath was instituted as a memorial to His creation. (p.21)

It really was an awesome experience, and I truly understand why Friday is called "preparation day." I spent ALL DAY getting it ready.

I made Challah Bread. My very first homemade bread. It was delicious!

We also had Basalmic Chicken, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, pineapples, and banana pudding.

I found some candle holders that looked like the Star of David.

This is how we had the candles set up. I had the two traditional white candles representing Creation and Redemption. I also included one candle for each child.

On Saturday (the Sabbath) we went to an annual festival held downtown. I gathered that the day was supposed to be focused on spending time with family.

Supper that evening was very light. Salad, bread (leftover Challah), and pineapples.

Thursday, May 14

CtG week 1 ~ Creation

We have a few things on our timeline now. I've placed the BC markers (3000, 2000, 1000) at random places along the line. I will move them as we add the pieces to match. I placed the AD markers (1000, 2000) sort of evenly.

We really had such a fun time this week! At the start of each lesson we reviewed this week's Memory Verse:

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness... 2 Timothy 3:16

Then, we read about the days of Creation from Genesis. I also read from Guerber's The Story of the Chosen People to recap what we read in the Bible.

In Science we talked about light and optical illusions.

God and the History of Art is an excellent resource and I recommend it for all!! Our first lesson was called: A Lesson in Frustration. It talked about Joni Eareckson Tada and how she overcame difficulties and ended up painting with her teeth. SO... the assignment was to try to draw something with their teeth.

*B* read Joni's Story by Joni Eareckson Tada with Joe Musser and Linda Lee Maifair. I had planned on her reading the 100 pages over an entire week, but she decided that she wanted to finish it within 2 days. I'm so proud. :)


*T* did a few pages in Essential Math, but it's just moving too fast. I've decided to have him work through Rod and Staff Beginning Arithmetic before we even think about Singapore. I do not plan on dropping Singapore from his long term plan... he just needs some more time to cover the basics. Depending on how we like R&S, I may just combine the 2 programs long term.

*C* worked 30m a day for 4 days on PM 1B: Exercises 57-66. He will start 2A the middle of next week.

*B* is learning the multiplication/division facts for 2 & 3. She really surprised me on how fast she learned them. She works 45m a day on PM 2A: Exercises 40-60 (workbook) AND Practices 6A-6D (orally, textbook). She will start 2B sometime next week.


*T* did LLATL Blue Part 1, Lesson 2. This week we were to choose a story about animals. We read The Wild Little Horse by Rita Gray.

*C* finished lesson 2 of SpellWell A and 2 pages from HWT Cursive.

*B* completed lesson 15 of LLATL Yellow. The last day's assignment was to write a friendly letter. I suggested that she write a letter to Joni Eareckson Tada and tell her how much she enjoyed the book. She was very very excited about doing that! She also practiced cursive Aa and Cc in BJU Cursive 3.

Tomorrow evening we begin our Sabbath Celebration. I'll post about that in a few days.

Saturday, May 9

New Timeline

Well the old timeline got tore up in the move, so I made a new one. I used the same concept but this time I used painter's tape directly onto the wall.

This is the hallway between my kitchen and bedroom. Directly across from the timeline is my laundry room.

Thursday, May 7

Back to School

We've taken a bit of time off due to pregnancy related issues and moving... I was definitely ready to start back up!! We took it a bit slow this week and next week we'll start MFW Creation to Greeks.

*T* started LLATL Blue. On day 4 we read Goodnight Moon and he made his own Goodnight Book.

He also did about 12 pages in Essential Math Kindergarten B.

*C* completed Lesson 1 in Spellwell A. He also worked on Singapore Primary Math 1B for 30 minutes each day (Review 5 & Exercises 44-56) and 4 pages of HWT Cursive.

*B* worked on Primary Math 2A for 45 minutes each day (Reviews 2-5 & Exercises 31-39) and wrote each letter of the cursive alphabet from BJU Cursive. We also picked up LLATL Yellow in the original book. This week she completed lessons 13 & 14.

I can't wait to start Creation to Greeks next week!!

Wednesday, May 6

Favorite Position

*L* gave me problems at the time of delivery because he wouldn't move his hands from his head! They had to keep pinching his fingers, finally he moved them. He obviously felt comfortable that way though.