A Week of Blessings:

Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in your day?  I sure have lately – these last few weeks of school have been FULL!  I feel like I can barely keep up some days…but it’s a good “busy”.  When I start to feel overwhelmed and stressed out, I try to stop and remember how quickly this season in life is passing.

We have started learning about the early explorers and I think the boys will really enjoy studying their adventures.  We read through Philippians and are now in 1 John for Bible, we have learned quite a few more Latin words, completed several experiments, and have been working on projects.  Ryan will be giving his report on photography on Monday and Brendan will be teaching us about the Vikings.  Since the weather has been so nice, we’ve also been playing tennis most afternoons and even though we’re not very good, we have fun laughing at each other 🙂 !

We had three special things happen this week:

1) We got to babysit my sweet little niece Brooke for a few hours on Wednesday.  The boys were a huge help!  I don’t know how moms with little ones homeschool…maybe I’m just getting old – LOL!!!

2)  My cousin and her husband had their first baby, Macon Clark on Monday.  He is adorable – we are so blessed to have new babies to love on!

3)  Our local newspaper published a picture from our service project to MCEF last week.  The boys were excited to see themselves and their buddies in the paper!

Tomorrow, the boys will be finishing up their projects and then we’ll be meeting up with some friends to race indoor go-carts (Field Trip Friday 🙂 )…

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Can you believe that it’s Wednesday already ?!?!? I can’t!

I also can’t believe that we have snow on the ground AGAIN 😦 ! I am soooooo ready for Spring!

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We’ve been busy finishing up our grammar lapbooks, mapping, learning more Latin roots, reading through Philippians, studying the moon, working on projects, practicing taking notes, and writing.

We are also reviewing some really cool products – I LOVE being part of the 2014 Old Schoolhouse Review Crew! It has been a HUGE blessing to receive and try out different products that I normally wouldn’t have the chance to use! It has been fun branching out and learning about topics that I didn’t originally plan to cover. The boys will definitely have a more well-rounded education now! My next round of reviews will be out the first week in April.

Here’s a quick slideshow of what we’ve been up to this week:

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s…..???

…dry ice 🙂 !  Brendan and Ryan had fun “experimenting” with dry ice this afternoon.   My Nutrisystem order comes packed with the ice and they were so excited when the delivery man rang the doorbell – who knew that ice could entertain two boys for over two hours???

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We started learning about ancient China today, so we decided to order Chinese take out for dinner (plus, I went to marinate chicken last night and realized that I forgot to buy any – LOL!)  The boys also practiced their Latin root words with a matching game – it’s amazing how many words they have learned already!  Ryan is having fun learning about planets and the sun and Brendan will be starting his last of two modules in General Science tomorrow.  Since he’ll be finished with science early, he will be taking a 1/2 credit high school financial course to finish out the year.  We’ve also been working with several products that we’re reviewing (more about those coming soon), writing short reports on Vikings, and memorizing some new verses from Philippians.  We have a fun afternoon field trip planned tomorrow and will post pictures soon 🙂 !

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