March 10, 2012

The Homestead Journal ~ Week 14~ Naked Egg and a Yummy Bread Recipie

What's New In Our Life
On Sunday I was sustained and set apart in my new calling as a Primary Worker. I am the teacher for CTR A- the 4 & 5 year old class. I am excited for a new calling, but this will be challenging for me. It may be a surprise for some, but I am not a "kid" person. I adore my children, but I could never be a school teacher. This is defiantly  a "growth opportunity" 

Homestead Happenings
Monday we did our "naked egg" experiment. We all played with the eggs over the past few days. They are very buoyant, but they do not bounce, so well ;) 

We spent the week just working on basics and got some spring cleaning done. We are also finishing up our Daddy was home Thursday and Friday  with a sore back so the children have been enjoying their time with him.

Our Adventures
Tuesday we made our usual journey to the library. Story time was the hunfry caterpillar. Wednesday Abigail had Faith in God for Girls, and the boys ( J,Q,I) went to scouts with some friends. Jacob had a Young Men's Activity and learned about some MTC ( Missionary Training Center) skills, to which he told me he already knew, most of them such as how to sew a button, folding sheets etc. They also did some cooking and sorting laundry. Poor Jacob went to his activity only to do the chores he had to complete before going to his activity. Quinten worked on knots, and his art merit badge. Isaac got to design his Pinewood Derby car and carved it out. Friday we did a little shopping in town. 

On Our Bookshelf
The Little's Books 

The Schooling Books

Our family reading time, I am reading
To Kill A Mockingbird, chapters 14-17

What We Are Watching 
Little House on the Prairie
Daniel Boone 
Andy Griffith Show
America's Funniest Home Vidoes 
Blues' Clues 
Thomas Sodor Celebration
Veggie Tales: Duke and the Great Pie War

 Challenges/Accomplishments This Week
Our oven died. We knew it would be short lived. We are now working on a new plan. Making a solar oven.  

My Favorite Thing This Week 
Isaac started his pinewood derby car this week. He is so excited about it. I will post more on that next week

 Link/Quote/Photo to share
one of our own video's.. its quite entertaining

Additional Photos of Our Week

Quinten once again did a fabulous job with a new bread recipe. 

Linking up with these Blog Hops 
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  1. Great photos, Nicole! Love the messy baby! LOL They're so cute when they're messy and LITTLE! Yikes on the oven! I hope you get the solar one up and working. What's the cloth-covered box for? It's neat!

  2. Love the picture of the little one sleeping in the bin. The bread looks yummy! And as usual the rest of the pictures are lovely.

  3. I enjoyed seeing the books you are all reading.

    We watch little house here as well when we remember it is on.

  4. The box is a little mail sorter for our Netflix movies and such to go by our desk


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