Friday, February 19, 2010
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I'm more of a structured "start a book, finish a book" kinda gal. Sad. I know. Stopping one thing midstream to do another just doesn't sit well with my brain. Which is funny cause I'm totally ADD. An ADD Perfectionist. Yikes!
Lately, through lots of prayer and surrender, I have been challenged to loosen up and have fun with my kids...cover the essentials and have fun with the rest.
I purchased this study on the Winter Olympics 2010 from Amanda Bennett. Love her studies. We are only on the first week out of four but we have already learned SO much about the origin of the Olympics and all the symbolism that goes along with it. Did you know that the first cookbook was written in Greece? Or that a man named Jesse Owens was the first person to win 4 Gold medals during the 1936 games in Berlin. Hitler was still in power. Owens was African American. Love it. If you did already know these things...don't tell me. Just let me relish in my new knowledge.
This is one of the many things I love about Homeschooling. That I myself am learning more than I ever did in school...and actually enjoying the process...and I get to do it alongside three of the most beautiful people on Earth. Man alive, I am blessed.
The kids have so genuinely enjoyed watching these games that we decided that we would make a "Medal Count." I cannot tell you how much fun this was for them to make. And it was...GEOGRAPHY! We found each one of these on the globe and got a bit more familiar with their flags. We didn't list all of the countries...just the ones that had placed as of Monday. We figure if more place we can always add to the back.
Remember last week when I told you about Maggie learning to crochet? And how I asked her if she could make 15 blue bracelets for my Bible Study attendees?
Well, my girl delivers.
This week while I was
For now I'll just take comfort in the fact that at least one of my children is yet to show any real signs of puberty. Phew. He may just need to work on his coping skills a bit. Enjoy.
"And whatever I do, may it always bring glory to you"
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The kids and I spent this day of love baking Red Velvet cupcakes...and thinking about the Greatest Love one could experience.
On Thursday we met with our Homeschool Tutorial group for the Elementary Valentine bowling party. So fun. This group is a God send. We sported sassy bowling shoes and rocked out to Leeland and David Crowder Band. In a bowling alley. Priceless.
There was also a certain Valentine Box contest that we participated in. Remember it? I nearly broke out into hives trying to help my kids decorate these things...finally, I gave in to the fact that I was gonna let them do their own thing and not help unless asked. This is so hard for a
Aidan was a minimalist. Thank God.
Maggie covered hers with rose petals that formed a cross. Actually there was a glue gun involved so I helped her...and I have the wounds to prove it. Yes, I realize it resembles an arrangement on a casket. She didn't though...and hopefully she won't read my blog till she's 30...or at least too old to hold a grudge against me. Each of them wanted to put scripture on their boxes....Maggie added her own little reminder about love. I heart her.
Posted by Talysa at 6:04 PM
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Maggie learned how to crochet!
I'm linking this post up to Blessed Moon's "Not at Blissdom" blog party. Be sure to check it out!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Poodle snow angels...
This is the one time it would be a shame to miss out on the yellow snow. If you have not had snow cream, you need to add it to your bucket list folks. Who knew that if you added snow, milk, sugar, and vanilla, you would get a fabulous confectionery concoction?!?!
And while you are adding it to your list of things to do, add "Paula Deen style" in parenthesis next to it. Which translates into "slather a good coating of Sweetened Condensed Milk on the top."
The next day the roads were better for driving so we loaded up and hit the hills with friends from church for sledding. Words could not do justice to the fun we had that day...nor the amount of sheer pain I felt in my thighs the next day. We have an amazing group of friends and I am so thankful for their fellowship...and the memories.
I wish I could report that there were no injuries in the midst of all this fun we were having...but sadly enough one of our friends shattered his tibia while sledding with his wife...the last sled of the day. It was a sort of military style scene as they loaded him up into the bed of a truck to transport to the ER. Lucky for him his wife is a nurse...and she works for one of our friends that is a Pediatrician. So he was in good hands...but lots of pain. Poor guy. A doctor from Vanderbilt was on the news that night explaining how many sledding injuries they had seen and how you don't see that many in the North...his words, and I quote, "In the North people seem to know to jump off the sled before it hits an object. We are finding that people here in the South don't know to jump off which is why our ER is full."
Hmmm...I can't help but find that hilarious! What makes us Southerners not want to jump ship when careening into the side of a Pecan tree? Maybe it's that deep rooted Southern loyalty we have. Never leave your sled behind! :-)
I am just so thankful that none of the kids were hurt....Aidan had a close call though...check it out in this video. He's so darn cute. Me screaming at him...not so much. I think I'll stick to cameras without microphones.
Posted by Talysa at 10:07 AM