Friday, November 13, 2015

Week ?

The holidays must be near because I'm losing track of the weeks. Where are they slipping away to? We planned to take a week break from school around Thanksgiving and then a couple weeks off at Christmas too. 
This past week was a productive one. I honestly don't want to go on a school break because we have a good routine going...but sometimes a pause is good for the soul. So a break we will take! 


Our whirlwind trip to Nashville went pretty well. The hotel pool was definitely the highlight for the kids! 

Hanging out with cousin Laya: 

Making their own waffles at breakfast: 

Aunt Angela took some photos of the girls the day of Erin and Eric's wedding. Aren't they beauties? 


On the ride down we actually had a great time! One of the activies the kids did was to keep track of every state we saw on a license plate. I never thought we'd see this many! 


Back home we jumped into school again. 

Educational games make school so fun. This is a "whale facts game" someone gave us. 

Of course while we're busy at the desk, Samuel finds ways to entertain himself. Sometimes in a very orderly way...

And sometimes not! 


One afternoon the kids made us some classroom wall art with paint dotters.  
I wish I could say I was a super fun mom who let her kids do art all the time...you would think so since I was once an art major in college! Hmmm. 


They are doing a great job memorizing this poem about Paul Revere. I just write the lines out and stick them on the bulletin board. The kids do the rest!


The three older kids decided to write their own informational books...

Leo's book about weapons:

Silas is making a book about baseball:

And Isabella's is about horses, of course:

Some days Elsie loves school; some days she's off playing dress-up. Works for me! 


When Jeremiah is not crawling around on the floor or in mama's arms, he watches the action from this seat. It won't be long before you're right in there with them, little buddy! 

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