In our homeschool this week. . .
We are officially on winter break! Woohoo! That means that I let the kids sleep in. They had no official work, except for my son who had to do the assignments for his writing class. We did have our park day friend come over on Monday (too cold for an early morning park/school day....yes we are wimpy Floridians). This was a sweet time of doing some Thanksgiving crafts and reading some stories about Thanksgiving. I had my God-daughter who is 3 weeks older than my son. These older two helped to read one of the Thanksgiving books to the youngers. We had a fabulous time... my friend contributed a lovely acorn shaped snack for her craft! YUM!! I do love this time of year, and pray we can do the same thing for Christmas. (Good news...found my camera!)
|I'm pretty sure my friend got this idea from Pinterest, but I don't know where. They were fun, easy, and delicious. The kids could make them with no help at all!|
|This is our thankfulness pumpkin patch! Each of us made one pumpkin with 9-10 things to be thankful for.|
|Got the idea from that addictive little site... you know it, Pinterest! Here is the link to the website http://www.playfulcrafts.com/thankfulpumpkincraft.html Keep in mind, I vary EVERY project I do!|
In my life this week. . . Well, I enjoyed being the "yes" mom this week! It seems like because of our busy schedule, our disciplined life, our lack of extra time, I'm always telling the kids "no". "No, you can't play on the computer" (not that I would let them do this a lot anyway. "No, we can't ride bikes today." "No, we can't do that, we can't do this, we have to do this and that and go here and there." Ugh.... well, I realized also that some of that "no-ing" is habitual. So, the other day when Baby T asked to play the Nook...I said "Yes!" I ended up having all 4 children on a different electronic devices (Bean Boy was typing his paper...). I was sewing and listening to Christmas music, and thought, "You know, it feels good to tell them yes." Then Crazy K said, "I want to bake." I looked up from my sewing and said, I think there's a cake mix in the pantry....that was it, an hour later and we were eating warm lemon cake! I like the yes mom (and the cake that goes with it!) So...here is how it has been going:
"Mom, can we color?"
"Mom, can we play outside?"
"Mom, can we turn the music up really loud?"
"Mom, can we watch a movie?"
"Mom, can I play a computer game?"
"Mom, can we make pumpkin seeds?"
|Since we don't celebrate Halloween, the we didn't make jack-o-lanterns.... But, our master gardener friend brought us a HUGE pumpkin. The girls wanted to make pumpkin seeds, so we cut it open...they turned out yummy!|
"Mom, can I have a snack?"
"Mom, can I play on the Nook?"
"Mom, can we play silly string?"
|The only downer was that they had to clean up the yard when they were done...but Bean Boy found a way to make that fun too!!!|
|So what if I got a little stringy!|
|They even got me to say "yes" to playing some too!|
|The poor dog had no idea he was shot! LOL!|
|I just absolutely LOVE these!!!|
Have a great weekend!