Sunday, January 14, 2018

Puzzle (138/180)

We got together with friends we hadn't seen since before the holidays.

D restarted circus Aerials class!  W played D and D.

And all the kids went to a trampoline park!



D, R and W went to their religious education classes.

J and D spent a lot of time (as is their wont) crafting in creative ways:


And we all worked on a puzzle.  Admittedly, I may have been the most excited about it as it was a favorite from my childhood.  But everybody contributed at least a little bit:

Boo for missing pieces!

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  D completed: Life of Fred: EdgewoodLife of Fred: Edgewood by Stanley F. Schmidt.

J worked with Explode the Code and completed:

Get Ready for the Code - Book aGet Ready for the Code - Book a by Nancy Hall

W and R read independently.  D practiced reading including this book:

Peg And Ted (Bob Books For Beginning Readers, Set 1)Peg And Ted by Bobby Lynn Maslen

I read to the girls:


Tough BorisTough Boris by Mem Fox


Cars and Trucks and Things That GoCars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry


The Paper Bag PrincessThe Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch


Gypsy Girl's Best ShoesGypsy Girl's Best Shoes by Anne F. Rockwell

This week included 5 days of instruction.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Snow (for the 4th time this winter) (133/180)

There was snow and so much cold.  D and J spent a lot of time playing in the snow with our neighbors:



W played Dungeons and Dragons.

R, D, and J attended their religious education classes.

W, R, and D worked with LOF.

J finished Get Ready for the Code - Book aGet Ready for the Code - Book a by Nancy Hall!

W and R read independently.  D practiced reading.

I read to the girls: 

FlotsamFlotsam by David Wiesner


Journey (Journey Trilogy, #1)Journey by Aaron Becker


We worked on a puzzle.

This week included 4 days of instruction.


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Merry Happy Everything! (129/180)

We celebrated Christmas:


We visited a dear friend with a week old baby (no pictures, since they haven't shared any publicly yet).  While we were there, the kids visited the Masonic Temple and the Torpedo Factory art galleries.

We visited with family, and celebrated New Year's Eve:


Which included playing a lot of board/card games.

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  W and R read independently and D practiced reading.  



I read to the girls: Green Eggs and HamGreen Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss


The Cat in the HatThe Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

This week included 3 days of instruction.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Getting ready for holidays (126/180)

This week included a lot of holiday preparations!

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  W and R read independently; D practiced reading.

We went for a hike.

D and J participated in a Nativity Pageant, which W and R attended.


We continued our holiday book readings:


The NativityThe Nativity by Julie Vivas


The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas (Austin Family, #2.5)The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas by Madeleine L'Engle


The Berenstain Bears' Christmas TreeThe Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree by Stan Berenstain


A Charlie Brown ChristmasA Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz


How the Grinch Stole Christmas!How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss


Jingle Bells: A Magical Cut-Paper EditionJingle Bells: A Magical Cut-Paper Edition by James Lord Pierpont


This week included 3 days of instruction.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Quiet before the holiday (123/180)

R attended one of his classes at MAHC.  Unfortunately D was sick which meant that the rest of us did not attend.

W attended his Teen Program classes.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  J worked with Explode the Code.

W and R read independently and D practiced reading.

I read to them:


The SnowmanThe Snowman by Raymond Briggs


The Christmas SnowmanThe Christmas Snowman by Diane Sherman


My First ChanukahMy First Chanukah by Tomie dePaola

This week included 4 days of instruction.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

J turns 5! And it snows. (119/180)

R and W went to the dentist and had no new cavities per se.

All the kids went to their MAHC classes.  This is a new session so they had new classes.  J is taking the 4s/5s class.  D is taking Warrior Women, Art Through the Ages, and Winter Crafts.  R is taking Capture the Flag, Card Tricks, and Lego Mini Figure Customization.  W is taking Capture the Flag, Programming in Python, and Lego Mini Figure Customization.

W's new Teen Program classes are Logical Thinking and Countries of the World.

J celebrated her 5th birthday!  And it SNOWED!



All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  J worked with Explode the Code.  W and R read indpendently.  D practiced reading.

I read to them:


This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Home again, home again (113/180)

We went for more hikes:


And some playgrounds:


Then we drove back to our home.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W and R read independently.

We are celebrating Advent by reading holiday books:


MuhammadMuhammad by Demi


Clifford's ChristmasClifford's Christmas by Norman Bridwell


This week included 4 days of instruction.