Saturday, March 28, 2015

Day 87

And this is the pantry that Marko and Laura built. And now I'm off to girl's night!!  YAY!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Day 86

 It was a clean the house, organize and declutter kind of day today.  The kids were great at their chores and an immense help when I needed them for extra jobs. We enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner after all our efforts.  And this evening Marko and Sean slipped into town to pick up a pantry for the kitchen.  I'm so excited, it means I can put all of my homeschool odds and ends in one place where Levi won't be able to get at them.

And amidst all our bustle of tidying and cleaning it's nice to sit down and enjoy quiet beauty and attempt to capture the precious innocence of a single rose.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day 85

Time for a selfie.  I don't take too many pictures of myself but seeing as we're 85 days into this challenge I felt it was time to throw one in there.

Today we ran some errands, I picked up some new curriculum at the post office which I was super excited to get.  Sean had curling this afternoon and we all hung out to watch him play.  Next Tuesday is their last day and they're going to have a little tournament and a banquet.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Day 84

Enjoyed a great day with my kiddos.  We've found a new reading game that Nate especially enjoys.  When I first found it I didn't think it would keep their interest but I was wrong.  The gist is  they get to pick a letter out of the bag and then search for it in a paragraph and whoever finds the most of their letter wins. Emma-Lyn, Nate and I played a few rounds and then read the entire fairy tale we had been using.

This afternoon we worked on our solar system model. The kids love taking out the paint and had a great time working on their planets.  I will admit that doing this kind of project with a curious toddler does make things interesting.  At one point Levi managed to snag a paintbrush laden with black paint and stuffed it in his mouth,  he looked like a little goth baby.

 My busy little boy.

 Hard at work.

Our finished project complete with stars.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Day 83

Today we had fun with toilet paper for our science lesson.  We used the toilet paper to get a better feel for how the planets are arranged in the solar system.  In this picture the sun is right at the front door and Neptune is just in front of me.  The kids enjoyed taking turns putting the planets on our  map and noticing just how far away Neptune is from the sun.

In the afternoon we popped in at the library and we were ever so delighted to see so many of our homeschooling friends there too!  We had a lovely little playdate and made plans for our next official meeting.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Day 82

You gotta love construction toys.  Emma-Lyn loves building her little homes to cuddle up in.  This one reminds me of a yurt.
 And the boys being boys built themselves a competitive game.  I think you call this, Throw Your Baby Brother's Sock As High As You Can And Get It To Land On A Rod.  Highest sock landing wins.

 And Nate's winning sock.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Day 81

 Why yes, this is my circus and these are my monkeys!!