Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Well, more pukes this morning. Alli woke up & went straight for the potty. I really think the drainage gets to her during the night. Once she got on up & got moving & got some allergy meds into her, she seemed better. Even went on with me to town today & helped do the groceries, etc. We stopped by Wendy's for some lunch & then went to the pet store to look around a bit. I think everything is just so dry right now & it's really making everyone's allergies worse than usual. I know my nose is stuffy & I have a sinus headache now. Think a pot of coffee may be in order shortly. Hope all is well & still on go for our Apple Festival picnic tomorrow. We've all been looking forward to it for so long & I'd really hate to disappoint!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Ok.....done with MY part of school for now. Jon still has vocab words to look up, but wants to do that later, which is OK, I guess. He & Michael 'bout killed each other doing their flash cards this morning.....they're competing to win a bag of sunflower seeds. Nothing like a little friendly competition, huh?! Then, Jon, Michael & Alli worked on stuff for our planet unit. I'm off to do the dishes now....just left those earlier because the kids wanted to get their work done & out of the way. Then hop in the shower & do some laundry.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
ch. 4, join with slip st to form ring.
Rnd. 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc, now & throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with
slip st to first dc: 12 dc
Rnd 2: slip stin next 2 dc & in first ch-2 sp, ch 3,( 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1 * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in
next ch-2 sp (shell made), ch 1; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first dc: 4 shells.
Rnd 3: slip st in next 2 dc & in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp,
ch 1, * work shell in next shell (ch-2 sp), ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join
with slip st to first dc.
Rnd 4: slip st in next 2 dc & in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, ( 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch1)
across to next shell, * work shell in next shell; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first dc; finish off.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
love it....sitting outside enjoying the nice Fall afternoon. Temps are just perfect- upper 70's, nice little breeze blowing- just enought to make my wind chimes 'tinkle'. Clothes drying on the line. The boys are off getting another load of firewood. Pot of greens simmering on the stove for supper. Clay will grill some London Broil later. Need to put the purple edging on Anna's afghan squares. I have them all made, now just to edge them all & then put the whole thing together. The kids did Space word find puzzles for school today. Need to review their Bible verses with them & get the older ones to look up the 'word find' words & write definitions for them. My friend, Dana, sent me the template she uses for their weekly schedules....I printed off a sample of my own & I'm going to start doing that next week.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Homeschool note from today...... How many kids get to sit outside under the Dogwood tree with their mom & work on their math?? That was me & Ashley this afternoon.....it was SO nice!
Ok, I'm off to bed....just got done printing a bunch of pages for our planet notebook. A word find puzzle, putting the planets in ABC order, some coloring pages, etc. Pretty fun stuff!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Church this morning & then home. These days have been so nice & cool....I actually fixed chicken noodle soup for lunch today. YUM!! Sat outside & read some more & then came in & have been working on our unit study of the Universe/planets. Have to really be careful with these library books....trying to tell my kids about the 'Big Bang theory' UGH! Our unit starts off with 'In the beginning God created the heaven & the earth!'
On a totally different note....one of those cool Mom moments yesterday evening. I saw Jon come out the back door, book in hand & head off down the drive. I KNEW where he was going...had seen him there earlier.....he was up in the Hickory tree behind Uncle Richard's house reading a Star Wars book! I just HAD to run grab my camera & zoom lens & was able to sneak a couple of pictures undetected! This is the child who Clay has been so worried about his reading. To me, this was just awesome to find him off by himself, up in a tree & reading a book! A note here too....that Ashley didn't care for so long whether she read a book or not. Just this past summer has her reading REALLY taken off. I mean ASKING to go to the library all the time. Devouring any kind of history book....especially biographies about George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, etc. She has kept her own book log over the summer & her goal was to read 50 books & she did it!! Now, we have started on our book list for the school year to keep in their folders (I'm sticking a copy of her summer reading in her folder too!!)
OK, off to fix some supper......manwich & tater tots.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, we ALL headed out to Maw's for a party. Celebrating Ashley's BD & also Taylor's first BD. But when we got there, Maw said that Ella had called & couldn't come because Jesse was sick. Sure sorry they couldn't come, but I really DON'T want the germmies!! We had a fun time anyway....Sarah & the kids came down & we had pizza for lunch & then Maw had ordered an ice cream cake from DQ....YUM!
Yesterday, I LET Clay get up & take Chris.....I had been up & out EVERY day since last Wed. & I was sooooo tired. Of course, I was up a little after 7am anyway......I just didn't have to be showered & dressed quite so early. So, I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee & my computer time. Once they were out the door & the kitchen was cleaned up, we started on the school work. I sent Ashley off to read her Earth Science & do her math lesson while I worked with the others. Michael did some practice with multiplication/division facts, Jon did some oral reading & then vocab words to go along with the story he's reading & Alli did two pages of reading (vowel teams), reading comprehension (the Singing Whales) & a page of math (measuring in inches).
Today, Ashley is going with me to take Chris...she needs to exchange one of the tops I got her for her BD. Chris only has math today, so it's a short day. When we get home, the guys are headed up on the mountain to get a load of firewood. Clay went up there yesterday & cut up a tree....now, he just needs to spit it & haul it back down here. One of the signs that FALL is definitely in the air!