Sunday, March 01, 2015

Day 60

Yesterday we rearranged our living room.  Levi, a.k.a Mr. Fingers has a propensity for touching all the buttons on the TV and all other electronic gear.  It was time to do something about it!  Marko mounted the TV on the wall and we moved the couch and bookshelves.  I love the new look of the room.  It feels much more spacious.

And today Sean, Levi and I are at home sick with the cold.  Is it spring yet?

 4 pictures


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Day 59

It's my mom's birthday today and what better way to celebrate than post it on the ol' blog with an old picture of her and Levi.

I love my mom, she is amazing, funny and has an incredible zest for life.  She has beaten cancer twice, a brain tumour and numerous other obstacles that have come her way.  She loves her grand children and spoiling them with Smarties on every visit.  Can't wait to visit together again at Easter time.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Day 58

May I present to you the calendar that mocks me:

 I mean, seriously?!  Grass in FEBRUARY?!! I have no stinking idea what it must be like to celebrate Valentine's day with grass on the ground but I bet it would be WONDERFUL!

 While the snow is all pretty and white I'd love to see my green garden again!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Day 57

 Just another school day. The kiddos worked in their books, we read some books, did our science experiment, completely spaced on Sean's curling lesson and built stuff.

Emma-Lyn and I built this igloo.

I think she's pleased!

 In the meantime Levi pulled down our freshly planted morning glory and distributed the soil all over the kitchen floor as well as himself and even ate some of it. Yep, just a regular old school day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Day 56

It was an interesting day today.  Sean woke up not feeling the best, with a sore throat and a mild headache.  The other three were doing pretty well but also seemed a little off.  We decided to keep things simple and have a good long read aloud time cuddled on the couch. We read poetry, science books, math stories and much more. Sean had me quiz him on his knowledge about his book Mighty Machines.  I have to say I was impressed with the amount of information Sean has retained.  He is following in his daddy's footsteps in becoming a walking and talking encyclopedia!

By 10 o'clock schools were announcing the cancellation of afternoon classes as the bad weather was making its way to the Island.  We decided to hit the library as soon as possible to avoid getting caught in yet another winter storm.  The kids enjoyed the change of pace and were delighted when a friend showed up too.

By the time we got home it was well past lunch time and everyone's tempers were beginning to flare.  We all felt better after having some sandwiches.  Emma-Lyn found another book to read about Roman numeral and we read that and she and I played some games to help her learn the numerals.  After that they watched some Magic School Bus.  Thankfully daddy came home early and we're all snug as bugs in a rug.

 Mr. Levi trying out the mini trampoline.

Miss. Emma-Lyn and her Roman numerals.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 55

 A busy but fun day.  This morning our homeschool group enjoyed a wonderful introduction to the world of step dance. They watched the instructor do some jigs and reels and even got to try out some steps themselves.  The instructor was amazing!  I'm hoping to get Sean and Emma-Lyn involved either next term or in the fall.

After our lunch we headed into town for a newborn photo shoot.  The kids enjoyed playing with the older siblings while Denise and I cooed over baby Abishai. Such a sweet and easy going little guy!

I chose this picture from the photoshoot just because of how sweet and protective their family dog is.  He came right up and cuddled up beside Abishai, gave him a lick on the head and settled right down beside him.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Day 54

During quiet time I decided to so a little sketching.  My wonderful friend, Denise took an amazing shot of her youngest son Ben that I really wanted to try to sketch.  Here's my efforts:

If you'd like to see the original click here. This is Denise's 365 project blog.  She's an amazing photographer so enjoying checking out the rest of her photos!