September 15, 2012

The Homestead Journal ~ Week 40~ Rolling Down the Hill

Homestead Happenings
After Church my husband had a meeting so by the time we got  home the children were all wound up. Daddy made dinner while the boys wrestled in the yard.

The girls and I made rainbow pasta

What We Are Learning About 
I am learning to make cloth diapers. I am trying different patterns and materials. It is slow going as until I get a sewing machine, or figure out what is wrong with mine. 

Isaac is doing a states unit, he studies 1-2 states each week. He has pretty much memorized state facts on half of our states. This is completely a self motivated lesson and he goes at his own pace.
If you remember from previous photos, the children like to roll the babies around the yard in a souped up dollie. Jacob built them a new little ride. Ezra got to go first, amid much protest from Lucas. 
We are still working on our peer study units, insects and animals.

Our Adventures
Wednesday the boys had Young Men's and we wanted to go along for the ride. Next to the church is a wonderful little hill. Perfect for rolling down. Lucas wasn't sure what everyone was doing, and he wasn't to eager to find out at first. Ezra wanted to roll but kept going the wrong way so Urijah came in to help. 

On Our Bookshelf
We borrow alot of books from the library. The children pick out their own books, and I grab some that I feel they need for school. This is a somewhat partial but nearly complete list

The Little's Books 
Santa Dog
Curious George and the Dinosaur
Dance at Grandpa's
Where is love, Biscuit
The Potty Book for boys
The Three Bears 
Lets Count
Magenta gets Glasses
My Pet Turtle 
Our Snacks
Where is Maisy's Panda 
Wiggle Like and Octopus 

The Older's Books

Jacob is reading Road to Serfdom for economics, the New Testament for seminary and 
Quinten is reading The Egyptian Box 
Abigail is reading the Nancy Drew series 
Isaac is reading  The Three Musketeers, Around the World  in 80 Days, War of the Worlds 
Zachary is reading books from the Magic Tree House series 

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 
Liberty Defined: 50 Essential issues that effect our freedom

What We Are Watching 
Red Tails   ★★★★
Explorers ★★★
IronClad ★   *not for family

Challenges/Accomplishments This Week
 For one I am proud to say my husband is down 2 pant sizes!! Most of it is from a change in eating habits. 
My accomplishment this week was this

I always have a hard time with the boys first haircuts. I just love the wild baby hair! But he looks so handsome now. 

Link/Quote/Photo to share
I came across a wonderful talk on judgement 
  In contrast to forbidding mortals to make final judgments, the scriptures require mortals to make what I will call “intermediate judgments.” These judgments are essential to the exercise of personal moral agency. Our scriptural accounts of the Savior’s mortal life provide the pattern. He declared, “I have many things to say and to judge of you” (John 8:26) and “For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see” (John 9:39).  

Additional Photos of Our Week

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  1. LOVE the pics at the end! And the ones of the kids rolling downhill too. Rainbow pasta looks COOL!!

  2. Oh! He does look so handsome now! Great job on the hair cut!

    Tell hubby congrats on the weight loss. Amazing results for sure.


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