In my life this week…bracelets! The kids and I have been making bracelets…friendship bracelets, hemp bracelets, beaded bracelets, braided bracelets. Just for fun.
I have exciting last minute news that has my head spinning. I am going to Beech Retreat! As in one week from now, I will be in Florida meeting strangers and people I have only “met” online at an amazing homeschool blogging conference with speakers like Michael Hyatt and Crystal Paine! Somebody pinch me because a week ago, this wasn’t even on my radar and now I’ve got to start packing! I’ll write more later about how far out of my comfort zone this is and how it’s bringing up all my insecurities…
P.S. In case you’ve ever wondered what I do all day, please read What Do You Do All Day?
In our homeschool this week…Last Sunday, Miss Optimism, Einstein, Snuggle Puppy, and Granola Girl were in their first ever piano recital. It was adorable! I was really proud of each one of them.
We were doing a winter theme and did all kinds of fun activities, crafts, outdoor play, fun food, and a sensory bin. I will do a whole post on that next week and include instructions and pictures.
In Story of the World, we were learning about the Rus (early Russia) and we did an activity to accompany the lesson where we boiled our eggs with onion skins. The kids thought the results were pretty cool!
The kids watched the Nest Leonardo de Vinci movie and did the accompanying workbook. They also tried to create their own replicas of some of his most famous pieces.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…Art class – this week, the kids made clay Valentine’s boxes. No pictures yet as they still have to be fired and we won’t get them until the week before Valentine’s day.
Homeschool Club at the library – there was a great turnout this week! The focus this year is going to be on giving. This week, the kids all made a keychain, bracelet or necklace to give away to someone to brighten their day. They also chose a craft activity for craft kids they are going to be making next month for the kids at the local women’s shelter.
I’m cooking…my freezer meals! I love having them! This week, we ate salmon with creamy dill sauce, black bean and sweet potato quesadillas, chicken tortilla soup, pizza buns, and soy ginger salmon with wild rice. Thank you to the me who had the energy to make those freezer meals a few weeks ago and to my awesome neighbour Christie who was my partner in freezer meal madness!
I’m praying for…Right now, my prayers seem to be more of gratitude than of request. I am thankful that I have the husband that I have and that he loves me, that I have the kids that I have, that I have freezer meals made and don’t have to plan supper, that I have more than I need and more than I deserve.
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