BEFORE 2017… Go figure! And wow does that sound EVEN WORSE when I say it out loud! Anyway, after December comes January and more winter fun. The end of Karyn’s holiday visit. The continuing of homeschooling and the start of our Chinese New Year unit, because if there is one thing you can count on in OUR curriculum it is that we will somehow cover Chinese New Year. (this year it was a bigger focus on the country CHINA itself even! You can read and find resources for that HERE)
But enough with the generalities… time to get with the specifics. We had our monthly trip to the Home Depot for the craft, of course.
Snow… sort of… the boys complained that this was a disappointing winter with its lack of huge snowfall. Amazing how the whole arctic cold of last winter has been long forgotten.
We had the cousins up from Florida for a bit of a holiday visit.
And said “see you soon” to Aunty Karyn – if you ask Trinity we should be her very first and most important destination for any and all holidays (and I cannot say I don’t disagree).
Gavin finished a workbook…
And we had all sorts of crafty moments.
PLUS Ken helped us create our large map of China. Nothing is more fun than working together on something we will then showcase in our schoolroom.
We even managed a visit to Aunty Shandai and Uncle Ravyn’s to pet the kitties – well Echo, Ken and I did.
And had the Schwartz family over to play.
OH and swim lessons… cannot forget our amazing instructors at the YMCA. The twins are in swim crew!
January kept us hopping and was full of visitors and fun. I love this reflecting back and reminding myself of how much joy there is in a passing month!