August 25, 2012

The Homestead Journal ~Week 37 ~ The Creepy Thing

Homestead Happenings
We had a blessed Sabbath. I had an interview with my Bishop, regarding my Patriarchal Blessing. I hope to have it done in the next month. To learn more about Patriarchal Blessings click here
I know its August, but it beginning to look and feel like fall. I am already behind on my summer projects. The cool mornings have inspired me to begin my morning hot coco's :) 

The two girls share a room, and their personal effects go in there. They tend to "collect" things. Monday morning they re-organized their room. Monday night, I can hear Abigail playing her music box. She hadn't played it in months, it was under all her artwork. 
This is why organization is important! It was nice to hear the music box in the silence of the home. 

What We Are Learning About 

Zachary has started on multiplication. He is doing amazingly well. He asked me to help him, I told him how to do the first one, then the second, he saw the pattern and did the whole worksheet after that.

I found this great website for writing

Children learn through play. Many adults just see it as fun, but its both. I love watching my children play. There are so many lessons to be found. They were building a city here. They gathered small trees from the pasture and replanted them in the city, laid out buildings, created roads. This of course was a city run over by dinosausrs. 

Our Adventures
Thursday we headed back down to the creek. The creek was a little low and there was a log, they all kept trying to climb on it and balance. It was amusing, however, the talk was about what I found while sitting in the van nursing the baby. I happened to glance up and it caught my eye.. darn observant photographer eye. 
 Do you see it?

 How about now...

 you see it right...

This gave me the chills.. Even after I zoomed in, and saw it was fake
 I made my husband check it out. We never go past the sign, but boy, that will for sure make a trespasser give great consideration before continuing on.. I watched some of the Saw movies. I didn't want to get out of the van LOL 

On Our Bookshelf
We borrow alot of books from the library. I list the ones worth noting here. 

The Little's Books 
Zachary is reading some early readers such as The Magic Tree House 

The Older's Books

Jacob is reading some books on Discovering America, State Parks
Abigail is reading Pippi Longstocking
Isaac is reading  The Penderwiks 
Quinten is reading some books on woodworking

The Schooling Books

The Ancient Egyptian World
The Ancient  Greek World 
The Ancient Roman World  
Everyday life in Bible Times
Illustrated dictionary of Bible life & times
The Israelites / by the editors of Time-Life Books.
Sign Language for Kids
Drawing Creepy Crawlies
Incredible Bugs
Question and Answer Encyclopedia: The USA
Several books on types of animals and bugs 
A book on making paper airplanes and paper birds 

Mom's Books 

Daddy's Books 
Lucky Man: A Memoir 

What We Are Watching 
Little House on the Prairie Season 4        ★     
A Dog Year     
Fire on the Mountain    
The Amish     
Pup Named Scooby Doo    

Challenges/Accomplishments This Week
Lucas and I celebrated 14 months of nursing!! Yeah us!! 

Link/Quote/Photo to share

Additional Photos of Our Week

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  1. Loving the music box find! And the "creepy thing" at the creek---LOL!!
    "I didn't want to get out of the van LOL" You made me really "LOL"!!
    And, of course, LOVE the pics, as usual!!

  2. That thing in the woods is creepy. It would keep me far away.

    I like the childrens city. They are so creative.

    As always love the photos.

  3. I love it when kids are creative and use their imaginations. I have snapped some really cute pictures of my little ones playing. It's always amazing when kids find something they have had buried in their rooms or on their desks. It's like they got it for the first time. I kind of like your couch! I have never seen a print like it, but it so country-esque. I would have to agree with you that the thing in the trees is freaky. I would be out of there! :)

  4. The music box-is that the jewelry box I gave her? Neat slug-yuck!


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