Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happenin' Around Here...


We've been busy around here! Homeschooling, housework (as usual), teaching spin class (for me), church, homeschool co-op class days and activities and more! We are going on a fun field trip this upcoming week too!

The new flooring for our addition *should* arrive tomorrow (Monday). I'm not sure how long it will take for Chris (and my BIL or myself) to put it down as there are only evenings and weekends to work on it...and prior commitments that will slow the process down a bit but it's happening, slowly but surely! I can't wait to get everything into its proper place! :) I know, I say that in every post!

Here is a look at what's been happening around here lately...

Morning reading for school (not their favorite thing to do so we pick out books that they will like and that I deem appropriate. Examples are: Tom Sawyer, Peter Pan, Heidi, books by Gary Paulsen, Dr. Dolittle, Moby Dick etc.)...



Spring is here...but we are still having many cloudy, chilly days (makes me treasure those warmer, sun-filled todays though!)...


Always burnin' candles here...


Xavier did two school days in one this past week so he could take a "day off" to go to the garage with his Daddy to help Pop-Pop tow and move some cars! I packed his lunch along with Chris's. Here he is just getting home after his day...


The wind lately has been terribly gusty at times. I walked out to get clean clothes off the line just in time to hear a *crack* and see this big tree break and come crashing down!


Our girls have been enjoying the nicer weather and getting a lot of free-range time in the afternoons and evenings. They have been laying beautifully once again! :) Thankfully, we didn't have a harsh winter so they never totally stopped laying although we did get *less* eggs from them during the colder months. We never had to get the eggs from the store though! Whew! ;) Here are three out of the twenty...out exploring...


Our homeschool co-op has an "Academic Fair" every year. Students can choose to do a project on anything they want under three different categories: History, Science or Art. Xavier didn't participate this year (although I am thinking I may have him do something for it next year...it's necessary to get out of our comfort zones from time to time ~ remember I mentioned that we are going on a field trip later this week...? Yeah...totally out of my comfort zone as we head to the city! Eek!). Jaxson was part of a "mousetrap" class who worked on building small machines that when put together, accomplished a task. I have pictures and video but they have other people's children in them and I don't like to post without their permission.

Madelyn wanted to do a project on the history of Johnny Cash (one of her Daddy's favorites)...


Notice her hair is down in the picture above and then all wrapped up...getting down to business...in the picture below!


Here is her display all set up at the Academic Fair...


There were a TON of displays (55 of them, I think). Here are just a few I happened to snap photos of...





My friend's 10 year old daughter made these cute creations below and she won first place!!



One of the displays had a coloring contest to win a prize. Here is Xavier working on his picture...


One boy made this r2d2 out of legos! It had a motor in it and was MOVING too! Isn't it absolutely fantastic!?


My husband was there too, of course! I sure love this guy...


A group of students from our co-op does the Tapestry of Grace curriculum together and meets each week. They put together this whole settlement....each making something to contribute. I *love* miniatures...(have you seen Tasha Tudor's doll house? Awesome!)...


Above, do you see the church in the center with its benches? I love it!


That barn! So cute!!



A village wouldn't be complete without a cobbler shop...



Look at these itty bitty furnishings....aren't they great? I love this close up look...


We do not use the Tapestry of Grace curriculum so my children didn't take part in putting any of that village together but I thought it was just too cute and wanted to share!

Xavier was (truly) over-the-moon to find out that he won the coloring contest! He won a remote control helicopter! Isn't that so fun!?


Madelyn won 2nd place for her Johnny Cash display...I have a photo but she didn't want me to post it...so I won't. :) She's at an age of caring about how she looks in photographs. Sometimes I still stand in awe that I am the mama of a teenager (and X will be a teenager this summer)! I am blessed by this greatly but also aghast that I can be the mama to *teenagers*! I was a teen not too long ago it feels. Wow!

So.....anyway...that is what we have been up to lately! Hopefully I will be able to share photos of our new flooring being put down in the addition! Yay! :)

Thank you for visiting. I always appreciate it. I know we all only have so much time in a day and I am grateful you have a few moments to drop by here and see me!

I hope your week ahead is quite lovely....always remembering to keep Christ at the forefront and all to be done to His glory. By the way...if you are looking for some great sermons/apologetics and such to listen to while going about your daily housework or commuting in the car...I highly recommend the ones from Jeff Durbin! He is *solid* doctrinally and biblically! You can find him HERE on youtube!

Ok...so, I gotta go. :)

*smiles*

Katy

5 comments:

  1. Hi katy, another great post. Love your bullet journal entries, can you please make a tutorial on how you make the pages so cute. I figure the pages are just blank and you just add your artistic touch. If I had a journal like that it would just be a journal of blank pages. Have a blessed week. Thanks blessings joann

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  2. I just have to say I love your journal? Did you do that? Very pretty and you are really talented.

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  3. Love the journal/notebook??? To do list?? Would you please consider doing a post on it with lots of pictures??? It looks like fun to do.

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  4. What lovely displays. I love them all. What hard work. My husband also loves Johnny Cash. I know what you mean about teens. I have a son going to turn 16 in a month and it sill seems crazy. I can tell you I found it has been harder for me in these years than when there were younger. I remember thinking toddler years and early elementary had to be the hardest. Nope! Teens learn they have opinions, ideas, and they are in a soul searching stage. I pray we did our best and will continue to train him up and he will follow the Lord.

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  5. Oh I love the miniature village! Our project fair is at the end of April, which reminds me that we need to start getting serious about it! lol

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