Another weekend, another series of visits. Saturday afternoon/evening Ken and the boys went to a sleepover at Joe and Faithe’s. Total boy time. That left Echo, Trinity and myself to dinner and a rather quiet evening of a movie and popcorn.
Oh and dress up!!
We have some fairy hackers coming along it seems.
Trinity and I even took some time to start her Hello Kitty scrapbook.
And at bedtime we called Daddy to say good night.
With our ride gone overnight there was no Sunday school for us. Just some quiet play time before we had to get ready to go out.
Ken and the boys picked us up around lunchtime so we could head over to Aunty Judy and Uncle Jim’s for a visit. And to return their now fixed computer. Robbie and Jessica were there also, along with all sorts of puppies, a kitty, ducks… fish… and so forth.
We had pizza for lunch and hung out until almost dinner time. It was a great visit on a beautiful day.
Monday was the last session for the twins’ first set of swimming lessons. With all the weather delays we actually went almost a month late. So the next session that we decided to schedule all 3 boys into gives us only one week grace to get Emanuel’s swim gear ready. They are all very excited to get to it. The twins have a little more work to move out of the beginners group to advanced beginners. But they are learning and loving it. Which is all we can ask!
Trinity was so excited… she completed her first addition AND subtraction book! With minimum tears and fuss no less!
With all the visiting and excitement we had gotten behind on our Art for Kids (HERE) drawing instructions so we had an art session using a variety of the newest ones.
We had penpal letters to illustrate…
And India to learn all about… a light lesson as sadly EVERYONE was getting sick.
Oh and I have to share our follow up on Paul Bunyan! Quite the interesting legend and a perfect chance to discuss how a story can be real or really cannot. I used two library books:
- Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg
- The Story of Paul Bunyan by Barbara Emberley
We had three worksheets from Education.com:
- Tell Fact From Fiction HERE
- Coloring Page HERE
- Write a mixed up fairy tale HERE
We are finally seeing some spring like weather… Perfect opportunity to go out in our light clothes and scrape some of the muck off the driveway. Now let’s not get too excited about this sudden warmth… it IS Minnesota and spring is not something winter allows easily here!
Ken and I got around (finally) to assembling a long forgotten shelf and organizing our school stuff even further. Organization is always a calming influence on my soul I swear! And now with some labels thanks to my Christmas present from Ken I even have some spiffy LAMINATED labels for three of our section. The kids were impressed by the fact that they could now SEE some favourite games and puzzles on the bottom row and keep better track of their workbooks.
I am loving the bigger boys helping the little kids. Their reading skills have smoothed out enough that at time they will VOLUNTEER to read the other two their workbook assignments!!
Ken and Trinity did our grocery shopping for the day on Wednesday… and Trinity made sure to come back with a special treat just for me! So sweet!
We finally got around to decorating our Valentines Day folder. It is also more full than expected! But everyone had a blast colouring hearts and messages on our folder.
Of course Echo had to bring out our 100 day markers and draw us up something nice. I think the past 100 school day have had their rough patches but were honestly very nice!
We are forging right on through the weeks with school mixed with fun! March is certainly following February’s lead!