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

Friday, October 30, 2015

Our Week - the Mom's Outta Here version

I'm all packed and ready to leave tomorrow!  Not looking forward to the 12.5 hour flight, but hopefully excitement will carry me through at least half of it.  I usually hit a wall about 7 hours and and just want off the plane.

Milestone this week!  Miss Hannah finished her CursiveLogic book that we reviewed this summer!  She's done a lovely job completing every last page, and she wants to keep it because of the write & wipe pages in the back.  She's got beautiful handwriting, and often asks, "Can I do this in cursive?" when I give an assignment.  (The answer is always yes, except for in our spelling copywork.)

I realized I mentioned Open House in last week's wrap up, but forgot to show pictures!  See those flags?  Guess who painted most of those for community service hours last school year?  My artist girl!

Eli is in both computers and robotics.  Here, he's showing me the program he wrote so I could interact with the little rolling robot.

Walking into one of the classrooms, I got a nice surprise... my big kids' hand prints up on the wall!

Annaliese's hand with the rest of her class,

and Zach's hand, with his graduating class.  It made me smile to see them, but it was also sweet to see the names of their friends around them.

You may remember a couple weeks ago when I showed Brianna's bronze helmet made from clay.  It was on display at open house with the other "artifacts" the kids made.  Hers was one of the very coolest, of course!

In the science lab, Eli had to show me the dry sand & water.

Eli carved his mini pumpkin, and I thought it would be fun to stick a glow stick in there and sneak into his room and scare him with it.  The joke was on me, however, since he was asleep already, and even though we woke him up, he didn't remember anything about it the next morning.

I know I shared this picture in our Peter and the Wolf CD review, but I just have to share how exciting it is for me to watch Katie's learning explode.  She's transferred her knowledge of the continents from our book to our Hugg A Planet, and she knows that Antarctica is really cold and that Australia is where 'Ese lives, and she knows where China is, and where we live.

In our art DVD, the kids made rose windows.  Unfortunately, I realized when I sat down to write this post that the rest of the pictures for this week are on the camera card that is in the camera.  Which is in my suitcase.  Packed and zipped for tomorrow morning's departure.  So I'll have to share the rest of the week's pictures with you after my trip.

I'll leave you with this instead.

We had family pictures today, and while we were there, I had a shot done of my four teenagers.  Gosh, I love them!  They're a fun bunch.  I wanted to be able to look back at this picture and remember the high energy season of 3 in high school together and all the chatter that brings.

Once I get home and pick up the family pictures, I'll update the blog header.

Next post should be from China, if all goes well with my VPN and technology cooperates.  I'm always a little nervous about making it all work, but we usually figure it out.  I'm excited to meet the rest of my team, and the folks from the other agency who will be joining up with us over there.

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  1. What a great wrap up. I hope you have a wonderful trip. I can't wait to hear about it.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. I'm sure you'll be hearing about it for weeks, lol! I have so much to share, and so many precious kids to tell everyone about. :)