September 22, 2012

The Homestead Journal ~ Week 41~ Roasting Hot Dogs

Homestead Happenings
After Church we had some new friends over for a wienie roast and s'mores. They have a large  family as well and it was nice to sit and get to know them better. The children sat down for a major game of Uno. 

This week has been a little chilly so we began covering some of the windows for the winter. I hate feeling closed in, but that's one of the flaws of living in this old house. I really cant wait for a home of my own. 

What We Are Learning About 
The children have been working diligently on finishing up a few merit badges. Insects and Gardening. We hope to have them complete by next week. I purchased some new math and phonics workbooks at the Dollar Tree for the littles. Olivia is working on single digit addition and once she realized how easy it was she was even more excited. 

Our Adventures
Wednesday the boys had Scouts, we hit the library twice this week. We didn't get out to do much else. It was an off week. I had some very slow scheduling at work and Joe was filling out applications for a part time evening job. I think next week we may head out to the State Park for a little hike. 

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 
Olivia got Ezra several potty books LOL, I think she is trying to tell him something.  They also checked out..
The Three Bears
Jo Jo's Magic Show
Babar Bedtime
Frog on a Log
and many more.....  

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 read More Perfect than the Moon, Happy Go Lucky, Happy's Big Plan
Isaac read Treasure Island and Black Beauty 
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 
The Princess Bride   ★★★★
Open Season 3★★★
The Avengers ****

Abigail and Isaac have been using Book Adventure to quiz on the books they read. Check it out! 

Challenges/Accomplishments This Week
Quinten was ordained as a Deacon this past Sunday. I can't believe he is growing up so fast! 

Joe and I have some new employment opportunities lining up.. more details next week, please pray for us that we find the answers to our questions! 

Link/Quote/Photo to share
 I have started a budgeting group on Facebook this week
Join us!

Additional Photos of Our Week

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  1. Smores and a wiener roast on a chilly night is always fun:)

  2. I agree with the above comment. Sounds like a lot of fun. I saw outdoor firepits today and thought it would be great fun this fall. We'll see. Perhaps we can build ourselves a nice pit off the deck.

    I still wish we could have gotten together while there. I was a bit disappointed. Oh well. Maybe next time.

  3. Wow! Abigail is talented - Uno AND reading! ::laugh:: We're going to roast hot dogs sometime this week too.


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