Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Quiet Day

Sean has most heartily come down with the cold and spent the day in bed. The rest of us puttered and got some school stuff done.  We read about Helen Keller and then watched The Miracle Worker.  The kids love the movie and afterwards we practiced some of our sign language.

Then it was time to head outside for some fresh air which was quickly followed up with some yummy hot chocolate.

Looks like it's time to listen to some Roy Orbison!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bath Time Fun!

I think I'm rounding the bend in this old cold!  Emma-Lyn and Nate are slowly coming out of it as well.  Levi is knee deep in it now and I think Sean will soon be joining him.

We had a great homeschool morning.  The kids enjoyed our science experiment about osmosis.  We made snowman shaped potato cutouts and placed one in saltwater and the other in freshwater.  They were thrilled with how the saltwater one became quite rubbery.

Funny part of the day was when Levi came up to me with a book asking me to, "read Johnny Applesauce, peas!"  So cute.  I tried to correct him and get him to say Appleseed but to no avail.  Johnny Applesauce it is then!

He loves his bath time!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016


 This morning the kids began the day with a little painting.  They each had their own ideas of what they wanted to paint and enjoyed their projects.  We did other homeschool stuff orally and finished our morning with watching a Planet Earth video about the great plains. 

 Sean's masterpiece.

 Nate called this his "thunder bolten."

  Emma-Lyn's work.

And this is what I found in my sink later on and I thought it looked really cool!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Still Need to Rest

Oh the coughing and just not feeling well in this house.  Nate, Emma-Lyn and I were all sorry cases today. We had some poetry and tea time and we got through most of our homeschool material this morning.  We were sorry to miss out on the fun we usually have with our homeschool group today.

It's only 8:45 but I'm just going to post this and then crawl into bed. 

And the storm finally hit here around 8.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Roaming Around Roma

Emma-Lyn and I both have the cold and spent the morning at home resting while Marko and the boys went to church.

In the afternoon we went for a quick jaunt down to Roma.  It was nice to get out in the fresh air for a little while and take a few photos.

I love the shape of these snowshoe prints!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Time to Shovel

As far as storms go, that one wasn't too bad.  We had a mix of snow and ice but roads were cleared this morning and we never lost our power.  There is word that another snow storm may be on it's way Monday evening so we'll see about that.

This morning the boys all did a bit of shovelling.  Thankfully a wonderful friend plows us out and does most of the work.  The boys just had some tidying up to do.  Levi was even in on the action!

Getting them started early!

Marko and the boys have gone to pick up Emma-Lyn while Levi are here at home.  Levi's napping and I may do the same shortly.  I do seem to have a bit of a cold and don't need to be sharing that with folks.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Snow and Sleep Overs

I am happy to announce that Nate is feeling quite a bit better.  I'm so happy to see him cheery and chatty once again!

We've had either snow or ice pellets since 8 am this morning.  Schools were cancelled and Emma-Lyn was ever so happy to still be able to go on her sleep over at her friend Hannah's house.  Before she left she enjoyed snuggling in the new blanket I made her and she finished her cleaning chores as well.

After Emma-Lyn left the boys and I finished up the cleaning chores and had lunch.  We played some fun Wii games before we headed outside for some outdoor fun.  We threw some snowballs at the garage and then worked together to clear the driveway of all the snow.  After supper we had a good game of Ticket To Ride.  Afterwards the boys challenged daddy to some Wii games.

It's been a lovely storm day.

Sweet Emma-Lyn