February 18, 2012

The Homestead Journal ~ Week 11~ Picnic and Breakfast with Friends

What's New in Our Life

Well maybe not all that exciting but I got a "new to me" skirt, I LOVE it. I also got a neat little rack for my pots and pans. Quinten make it for me. When we paint the kitchen, this will be painted as well. (after photo pending recharged batteries) 

Homeschool Happenings 
We finished up the first 5 episodes of  Secrets of Archaeology. For Scout School the boys are working on the Archaeology Merit Badge. Isaac has been eagerly working on his Wolf Badge. . 

We didn't get any science projects done this week. A mild stomach bug ran through the house so we spent most of the week reading and doing text book work. 
                                                     Our Adventures
On Sunday's we go to church. We were unable to go the whole month on January, so it was good to be back. We went last Sunday to our "adopted" Ward, and this past Sunday we went to our local branch. It was an exciting day. The Branch became a Ward! There were many members from the Stake and there was a wonderful pot luck after. It was good to see some old friends we 'seen in a while. Monday we had some friends over for breakfast. <---- Lucas and his friend. He is not being a very good friend.. I love his  look tho..He is not sure if he should take the book or give it back.                                                               
 Tuesday we hit the library. The children had a great time with their little Valentines Day party, but we didn't get much actual library time. Lucas had an "explosion" and wouldn't ya know it.. I didn't have any extra diapers! The librarian had an extra in the lost and found bucket, but by then I already had everyone loading up in the van.

Wednesday the 4 older ones went to scouts and spent the afternoon at a friends house. Abigail missed her activity when the belly bug hit, but she was just happy she got to ride the horses before hand. Saturday we had a picnic lunch at the park while daddy worked a half day. Jacob found a fishing line with a hook and tried some fishing with no luck, the little's made their own fishing poles. We met up with some friends and then headed off to run a few errands then home. 
On Our Bookshelf

Personal Reading 
Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events books 
( I have 3 reading this series) (Q,A,I)
#10 The Slippery Slope
#11 The Grim Grotto
#12 The Penultimate Peril

Koda (A)
Nike's Great Race (A)
On the Victory Trail (A)
A Horse to Love (A)
Fiery Fiona (A)
Pepper's Quest (A)
Southern Belle's Special Gift (A)

Older Children's Books
Roman Villa
Ancient Greece
Ancient Civilizations
Atlas of World History
Britannica Guide to Statistics & Probability
Time for Kids Big Book of Science Experiments
Art & Culture of Ancient Egypt
Conquerors and Explorers
First Place Science Fair Projects for Inquisitive Kids
Think Like a Scientist in the Garden
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Science 1001
Think Like a Scientist in the Kitchen
The Amature Archaeologist's Handbook
Hero's of History: Daniel Boone (J)
Hero's of History: George Washington (J)
Hero's of History: Douglas MacArthur (J)
Christian Heros: Wilfred Grenfel (J)

Little Chidlren's Books
Where is Maisy's Panda
Wee Willie Winkie
Giraffe's Cant Dance
The Kids fun filled dictionary
Lets Share Our Toys

Mom's Book's
Church and State
The Complete Guide to Greenhouses
Being George Washington

Our family reading time, I am reading
To Kill A Mockingbird, chapters 10

From our Bookshelf
Presidents of the Church, Joseph Smith (I)
Presidents of the Church, John Taylor (J) 

What we are watching
Blue's Clues 
Man Vs Wild 
America's Funniest Videos 
Battlestar Galictica  
Forks over Knives 

 Challenges/Accomplishments This Week
Urijah turned 4! He is growing so fast. One challenge we are working on is keeping the floors picked up. My children have a terrible habit of leaving stuff all over the floors and Lucas is determined to find every single thing.

My Favorite Thing This Week 
I just love watching the older children play with the littles. 

On Our Menu
Yogurt & Granola, Pot Luck Lunch, BLT Sandwiches
French Toast, Quesodilla's, Mac & Cheese
Egg & Cheese Bagel, Spaghetti & Garllic Bread, Cheese & Tomato Sandwiches
Oatmeal & Banana's, Chicken & Rice Pilaf, Bowtie Parmasean
Banana Nut Muffins, Leftovers, and more Leftovers
Omelets, Hot Dogs, more leftovers ( small appetites this week)
Yogurt & Granola, PBJ, Ramen Cups

 Link or Photo to share
I found this channel this week and I have been enjoying listening to his talks. 

Additional Photos of Our Week

 Wild Onion Abigail spotted 

Scripture or Inspirational Quote to Share

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." Jim Elliot

I am now linking up with  these homeschool blog hops
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  1. Let's hope you guys are on the mend! Great photos! What a great job Quinten did on building a pan rack! Nice! I can't wait for playground/park/picnics here! Spring hurry! LOL

  2. Looks like you all had a great week. I love your new skirt. I am all about long skirts.

  3. The picture of Lucas and the book is awesome.

  4. Sorry to hear about the stomach bug and I do hope you are all doing better now. The pictures are great...especially the one of the oldest on the tree. Great shot! A handsome young man he is becoming. And the picture of Lucas with his friend is so cute. What did he end up doing?

  5. My daughter was really sick this week - it's that time of the year I guess!

    I love all the categories in your post - I may need to add some to mine next week!

    My daughter's favorite it "America's Funniest Home Videos"!

    Have a blessed week!


  6. Great photos! Quinten did an awesome job on your pan rack! And, I love your new skirt. :-)


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