Thursday, January 29, 2009

Roman Feast

We finally finished Story of the World Vol. 1, so it was cause for celebration!
Sophia put together a "Gifts of Rome" collage that came out so great, and she gave us an "oral presentation" about all things Roman.
Then we ate, (not sure how accurate the menu was), and danced......

Monday, January 26, 2009

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Moving Along

Well she is moving along with the Little House books. The other day I was in shower and she left this on the bathroom floor for me to find. The note on the book says "all done!".
For schoolwork this week I have some story cards that I plan on introducing to work on some writing. We are about to finish up with Rome, so that is exciting. It took a little longer than I expected, but oh well...Oh, and she is loving cursive.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

loving this....

I am pleased to say that we have entered the realm of the Little House on the Prairie books.

Pleased because she is reading them to
Pleased because I am having another opportunity to experience them again. I don't really know what I remember more, the books or the TV shows, but I loved it all.

Just in case you didn't already know it existed, I found this great little website devoted to all things Little House.

Having a child read you something so
poignant such as the Ingalls family
as they battle malaria is truly an amazing feeling.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hey kitty, you are sleeping on our math books

They joy of school at home......
Things got started again today after a long break.
It felt good to attempt to get back on schedule.
We took it slow~~Back to math operations, skip counting, and multiplying, some review of action and helping verbs, copywork, and a journal entry about her adventure riding a pony in Los Angeles. We even managed to get out for a nature walk with some friends at the marsh. It was a wonderful sunny day today~yay!

A little taste.....

of what we were up to in Southern Ca.
This was out at my mom's in the desert. The girls love it there, it is pretty wild.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hello 2009!

Wow, I cant believe it. The holidays are over and our big trip is over too. We had a nice time in Southern CA celebrating with our family. Lucy and I got sick of course, but there were some really nice moments after we healed. My kids were blessed with lots of treats from their grandparents. Lucy even got an American Girl Doll~Kit. They had a blast!!

Our last day in Los Angeles was so fun. We spent it in Griffith Park and went to the Observatory to watch the Planetarium show. It was incredible. The view from there was just amazing and the SUN!!

We even took the kids train ride and did the pony rides!

I wanted to share a picture of my first knitted/felted bag that I gave my mom. I was so pleased the way it came out.
Looking forward to jumping into this year, and getting back on schedule.