Christmas Fun With Our Cousins:

Here are a few pictures from our day!  So far, we have been to jump at an indoor playground, had lunch, watched Kungfu Panda 2, decorated and eaten our very own Christmas trees, played tennis, gone to the playground, and lots of other fun stuff!  I’m glad that I get to sleep in late tomorrow morning :)!  Enjoy the pictures!

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Time for Christmas Vacation!!!

WOO, HOO :)!!!!!!!!!!!!  We’re done with school until 2012!!!!!!!!!!

I’ll try to post some holiday pictures over break.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

Luke 2

The Birth of Jesus

 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to their own town to register.

 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

 13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

 15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.



Well, things went much better today!  Mondays are just plain hard.  Here’s what we covered today:

– copied the weekly verse from dictation, did Advent chain (there are only 12 days until Christmas!!!), and read from Jotham’s Journey

-learned about migration and hibernation

-covered math, spelling, language arts, ate some “European” chocolate, learned about measurements, art, and reading

-roller skating for P.E. 🙂

plus…. 2 loads of laundry, errands at 2 stores, shopping at the Scholastic Book sale, emptying the dishwasher, and cooking Justin’s favorite dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!

Verse of the Day:   He gives power to the faint,  and to him who has no might he increases strengthIsaiah 40:30

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Christmas in New York!

Justin and I just got back from a 4 day trip to the Big Apple.  It was my birthday surprise/ Christmas present/ Justin’s Christmas present :)!!!  We had lots of fun seeing the sights, eating at some cool “hole in the wall” restaurants, watching the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes,  laughing at the hilarious “Santacon” partiers, navigating the crazy crowds, and just spending time together!  Brendan and Ryan had a fun weekend too.  They got to spend some time with Grammy and Pappy, visit with their cousins, and spend the night at a friend’s house.

Now, it’s time to get one more week of school done before Christmas break!  It definitely felt like a Monday – we were having a hard time feeling motivated but we plugged along and got it done.  For Bible, we read and copied the second part of our verse, went over the names of Jesus with our Advent chain, and read a chapter in Jotham’s Journey.  Then we played the geography game and read a few pages from the Illustrated World Atlas.  The boys worked on their independent assisgnments which included alphabetical order, learning about Lottie Moon, math, spelling, geography work, and reading.  We watched a video about the migration of monarch butterflies for science and then went to guitar lessons.  Hopefully we will feel more energetic and enthusiastic tomorrow (especially mom :))!

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