We’ve been doing some interesting things this week…
I put our normal stuff on hold because I found this hidden on my laptop. My oldest daughter is still VERY much interested in all-things-Irish, so finding this was fun. Now her little sibs will have something interesting to tell her.
Their copy work has been a famous prayer written by St. Patrick and when they finished the tracing and copying portion, I had them highlight all the prepositions, because there were MANY!
We’ve started our Sonlight History. I’m not really on any schedule so to speak, but I am going in the order they suggest. So far the kids LOVE it and during the reading time they are finding interesting things to do.
They took the big markable map and matched up the state pieces from another puzzle. I didn’t instigate this, they just thought it looked like fun. This map…for some reason, has become the delight of the school room and somebody is always looking at it or playing with it, or if you are Marshmallow Taffy, rolling up in it like a burrito.
Marshmallow was such a good girl this week. This is the first week she hasn’t drove me crazy…she was actually content and quiet. We discovered she can handle dot painting and she LOVED it! She also discovered she can maneuver the plasma car with great pizazz!
Strawberry Taffy has had a very special week. My sweet daughter was blessed with a trip to Florida, to see her very best friend.
Her friend is a snow bird, so she’s only here in the summer and fall. We don’t normally, or haven’t in the passed let her, or any of our other children do something like this. When questioned about it by a friend, this is what I said,
I know…it just sort of happened. I’m so beyond arguing about anything and so desperate to let my children know how much I love them. Mr. Taffy and I both had peace about it. Strawberry and Gracie have such a special relationship, it may be a once in a life time opportunity for her. Gracie’s Dad flew down with her and is flying back up with her too. I don’t think we would have been okay with it had she been all alone at the airports. I’m so glad she’s getting a break and having some fun. She is tireless in her help to me, always cheerful, willing to do anything I ask. She works so hard at school. She deserved a GREAT reward. We even gave her spending money and I bought her some new (Goodwill) clothes too. We lavished her. She will not forget this. She called me Monday night in tears…she NEVER cries. She’s just not a crier like me…but wow was she having a hard time being away. She was SO embarrassed to be crying. She was just homesick. So sweet.
Obviously I changed some names, but that is what I wrote, and this still pretty much sums up how I feel about it. She comes home Friday evening. We can’t wait! I’ve missed her terribly. She keeps me company during the day. We are both introverts so we know how to give each other space, but we also know how to be silly and yak, yak, yak and she makes me the BEST smoothies EVERY afternoon!
While she’s been gone we had an epic snowstorm!
School was cancelled for the older two and Mr. Taffy stayed home! Of course, our homeschool went on as usual but they got plenty of time to play out in that delightful white fluff!
I think we got at least a foot of snow. And, believe it or not, we had our bedroom window open all night during the storm, it was pretty mild out and I KNOW I could smell spring on that back of that storm. I can still smell it if I breathe deep enough.