Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
LOVED, each and every MOMENT
Friday, January 7, 2011
our ella-girl with her grand smile.
and that sweet, sweet coat I found for her at old navy. finally. ugh. FINALLY.
a coat for her was TOUGH to find this year. it's really NOT
for winter, but fall, but here she is with it anyways.
i just adore the vintage look of this photo.
i seriously can't believe it is OUR tree in OUR home.
even the color version has that feel to it!
i'm trying to think of something unique and decorative with it...
maybe enlarging it and then making a canvas or something.
trying to make it more "neutral" and less "only for the holidays" decor.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
*God had amazing timing bringing us together
*We are blessed with three beautiful children
*We share, learn, make mistakes, have triumphs, and grow together....
*We love each other's In-Laws, and families, which I count a HUGE blessing these days
*I get to homeschool!
*While I get to homeschool, we do without, but have faith and trust in each other
*Our home is cozy, and filled with LOVE for each other.
*Our children get to hear live music on a daily basis, thanks to their daddy and mommy
*We promise to love each other forever in this life
*and We are continuously striving to show God's love and purpose to our children.
To celebrate, we got pizza. He went and got my favorite magazine for me: Somerset Life. AND, we had an evening visitor or two that made us feel extra special as well!
So excited to start 2011 off with our anniversary celebration!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Then, Ella started the day with double-duty math. Then, reading and the worksheets with it (comprehension and phonics).
Philip did a bit of penmanship, phonics, and math as well as reading two books (the two books are copied/stapled from Ella's kindergarten years.....works out nicely for us to use the little books she learned to read that year!).
After a break/lunch, we went into social studies- discussing Catherine the Great and comparing who she was before and after her Queen-hood. An interesting little activity was suggested with comparing attributes of Sophia-Catherine, and then your students as well. So, for Philip, we decided on Playful, Happy, Interesting, Loud, Intelligent, and Percocious. Ella- Energetic, Likeable, Loving, and Athletic. We made "hanger" displays. :)
Philip also worked on some more reading during the day, tying his shoes, and a map activity (identifying Ohio and the bordering states). Ella did MORE math, Writing (listening to a short excerpt from a folktale and identifying something to state on paper about it), copywork, and the last bit of comprehension activities from a book called Carolina's Courage.
Ella and Philip worked on answering questions concerning Winter Birds. They also worked on learning important numbers (a bit of review for Ella) such as cell phone numbers for mom and dad, and grandparents.
I must say- it was a full day but really went smoothly and quickly.
Tomorrow, besides the basics, we will do only a quick reading of social studies, English for Ella, maps for her, and for both children, more science (animal tracks) and our State Bingo game that needs a bit more use. I waited to do States/Capitals for no real reason except maybe this can be an easy/fun unit for mid winter. We need to regain our interest in our Story of The World Ancients Study, but perhaps not QUITE this week. Next week will be the goal for that.
On to other things, I've been scrapbooking up a storm here lately. In the past five days, I've completed 18 pages! I've had so much fun. Here are a couple: