What's New In Our Life
Thanks to the blessing of Heavenly Father and one of his angels, and the help of one of our bretheren, we were able to get a new van. Its a 2002, with 80K. Great shape. We are so very grateful to have a vehicle again.
What We Are Learning
Sunday was a beautiful day. The children spent part of their afternoon doing rubbings. Trees, tires and any other surface they thought was interesting.
With the new van we spent two days off schedule and my mother left back to Texas on Thursday so we didnt do much by way of formal schooling this week.
Well, since we now have transportation, we had a busy week. Monday we took a drive into town, had dinner and made a few stops. We hoped to get some much needed grocery shopping done, but Isaac fell ill. We went back out on Wednesday, went to the library, did some shopping and got home for a quick lunch. We then headed back out, dropped Daddy off at work then we were off to the park, dinner and scouts. We used our Pizza Hut Book it coupons. They were out of personal pan pizza's so we got 3 mediums. This made it possible for Jacob, Ezra and I to also enjoy pizza ( at no extra cost). I did however buy a salad for myself . The 4 older children enjoyed their activities while I kept the 5 younger ones occupied in the nursery room.
On Our Bookshelf
Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events books
( I have 3 reading this series)
#9 The Carnivorous Carnival
#10 The Slippery Slope
#11 The Grim Grotto
#12 The Penultimate Peril
#13 The End
Time for Kids Big Book of Science Experiments
How Science Works
Atlas of World History
The Early Human World
Little House on the Prairie
Early Reader and Toddler Books
Where is Maisy's Panda
Elioise Takes a Bath
A First Word Bank
Raymie, Dickie and the bean
Where is Ben?
The Animal Fair
Our family reading time, I am reading
To Kill A Mockingbird, chapters 5-8
Challenges/Accomplishments This Week
I love making my life easier. Especially when its a low cost idea.
When my husband went to 2nd shift we had to make some adjustments. I have been scheduling out big meal at lunch time and having a light dinner. This was working, but needed to be fine tuned.
So this week I bought little boxes and I am making packed lunches for all of us. I make these either when I make breakfast or lunch. At 6pm when its time to eat the children just grab their boxes and sit at the table. These will also be useful when we head out for our adventures!
My Favorite Thing This Week
Seems Lucas is hitting milestone after milestone. Lucas is crawling like a champ and is even pulling himself up on things. He is growing so fast. It is bitter sweet. But my favorite thing is to see the excitement in his face when he does these things.
Link or Photo to share
This site makes math fun!
Additional Photos of Our Week
His first bit of chocolate. One of the littles gave him a granola bar, per my instructions..however, they gave him a chocolate one LOL As you can see, he didn't mind.
A bit of back roads in Kentucky
We stopped at the aviation park. These were the planes on display.
Scripture or Inspirational Quote to Share
It is our privilege to pray to our Heavenly Father, who “loves us enough that He gave His Son as our Savior.” —President Henry B. Eyring
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