Monday - Our fall family tradition and my attempt at doing PE with the kids: Nature Walks! We did two today for a total of about 2.5 miles. One one trail, we saw an 8-point buck. Jeff and Jeffery got pretty close to him before he trotted off into the woods. We tried jogging, but the kids tired of that pretty easily! :-)
Tuesday - Today was an at-home day and went very well due to our dependence on the Lord. We had an extra long read-aloud time and quiet time since two of my piano students had to cancel. I love new library books even if they are kids' books.
Wednesday - We started learning about the tabernacle today. The kids drew pictures of the blue, purple and scarlet curtains surrounding the tabernacle. Jessica was glad to discover she actually has a scarlet crayon.
Jeffery (my 4yo) added a new word to his current list of "mommy-needs-to-hide-a-smile-words" (along with "scamper" and "frighten"). He came running downstairs from the room in which they were all playing: "Mommy! This is absolute....absolutely...it's absolute...." I never did find out what adjective he was looking for, because I figured I needed to head upstairs ASAP. I was right. Jerrod (my 14mo) was halfway up the bunk bed ladder! Now the kids remove the ladder when he is playing in there, and the words that came to Mommy's mind were "absolutely frightening".
Thursday - This was the first school day of our lives that Jessica asked to do an extra handwriting lesson. I made the mistake of telling her we were starting cursive writing tomorrow.
The kids made a diagram of the tabernacle today and we talked about the furniture and what it meant. Both kids gave an accurate description of the French and Indian War to Daddy at supper, so we had a good history lesson today.
We left in the afternoon only for piano lessons. Can you tell I would rather be home most days? :-)
Jessica's candle that she made at our colonial village trip last week got broken and she wanted me to fix it. So, in a rare moment of creativity, I dug out some old candle tarts for which I have no warmer, melted them in a pan on the stove and poured them into a canning jar. Now she has a whole jar candle instead of the skinny little birthday candle they allowed her to make. The only problem is the house in now very fragrant. Like, headaches and stuffy nose fragrant. Oops!
Friday - I am really loving the four day weeks! Fridays are actually Fridays again and no lessons to get ready for tomorrow! We finished our study of the tabernacle by reading about how God's Presence in a cloud by day or a pillar of fire by night told the Israelites when to move on. Jessica drew a large cloud over her tabernacle picture with the word "STOP" in it.
Turns out cursive writing wasn't quite as exciting as she expected. We got A, B, and C done before frustration set in.
My plans were to go out to dinner and do my grocery shopping for next week tonight, but we decided to do homemade pizza and hang out at home instead. We are going to celebrate Thanksgiving with my in-laws over the weekend, so I was ready for an excuse to stay home one more day.
Have a blessed weekend!
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