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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Our Week - end of May

I miss doing the Weekly Wrap Up posts that I do during the school year, because it's a good way to share all the pictures I've taken that week.  So this is not just homeschool, but everyday life, as well.  

I'm going to miss Hannah when she goes back to school soon!  I imagine Katie will, too.  Here's another of her Art Projects.

That's yarn glued around the outline of the cat.

These wooden rainbow pieces came from Clickity Clack, back when I got the penguins.

I'm finally getting around to painting them.  It's not finished yet, I still need to coat them in ModPodge, but they make me smile.

This week, in addition to starting a book about Greek mythology, we updated our World History Sticker Atlas book.  (affiliate link)

This book is a combination timeline/geography lesson.

The drawing on the left shows an agora, the Greek marketplace many of the ancient city states had.  The drawing on the right is the Parthenon.

Eli caught Jack and I reading together.  Those aren't kissy faces; we're sounding something out.

Eli photobombing Katie's "Mommy!  Look my blocks!" shot.

Remember how we did so much learning about Greek pottery that we got kind of sick of it?  Um, yeah.  We're there with Greek architecture, too.  My kids are SO OVER the Parthenon.

It's hard to find boy/girl matchy clothes, so when I saw these cute organic pieces from Burt's Bees on zulily.com, I thought they'd make a good addition to Katie and Luke's summer wardrobe.  (affiliate link)

My studious boys, working hard on our summer studies.

Zach and H have been over 3 times this week.  It's so nice to have my boy close enough to visit!

I promise you, we're not zombies all the time!  We played Scrabble together one day.

So we did an art project this week.  And it involved googly eyes.

Which led to chaos and merriment, of course.  

We're working on virtue training for a review, and One of my Students is highly resistant to it.  I'm thinking this is something I should have worked on more deliberately when the kids were younger.

I let the kids draw or color or work on projects while I read aloud.  If their hands are busy, they're more likely to stay in one place, right?

Well, Double Oh Eli here decided to make himself a duct tape holster one day.

Sigh.  I was the "no guns" mom for so many years.  They've worn me down.

Speaking of crafty, see the rainbow bandz flower charm Brianna made for our peppermint oil spray?  Pretty!  Oh, and the naked rainbow is in the background from before I painted it.

You know how hard it is to keep coming up with random things for Hannah to draw and write about in her journal for school?  I'm about out of creative on this one.

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  1. I love seeing your weeks. There is so many good things, it is hard to know which ones to comment on! I love the matching outfits! The holster is awesome (yes, I know what it is like to raise boys -mine wore me down, too.) The rainbow blocks are so beautiful...they make me smile, too. It is great that they so get into their studies.

    1. Thank you! :) The girls have been matching a lot while Hannah's home from school.

  2. My boys are more like girls, so theyd be appalled at any gun! LOL Though, I did get them to ok nerf or water ones, but any life like looking gun, theyd rip my head off! They literally cry with the Bambi movie, and my guys are teenagers. They have always said, they would love to hug animals and not shoot them! I think my daughter is more of a guy then her brothers or my hubby! DH's Father took him hunting as a child, and he felt just like our boys do. I live with VERY girly men. But I love it, because I get major attention and girls, here rule, and these men Wouldn't want it any other way!!!! :-)

    1. Nice! We don't hunt, but my boys enjoy air soft guns and paintballing.

  3. LOL Googly eyes are the best!

    1. Aren't they? I could've sworn we had some adhesive ones around here, but I can't find them, so we're using the glue on ones.