Friday, January 21, 2011

Weeks 14-16: Doing What I Can...

The weeks fly by! I have been insanely busy since the new year trying to help promotional efforts on my new book (The Missional Mom), which was released on Jan. 1st, so my school blogging has gotten shortchanged! We've been in school two weeks, working around my somewhat erratic schedule, but it looks like the dust has settled somewhat and next week we will have a fairly normal school week! Hallelujah!

We continued in our tour of Europe, focusing on France primarily. Harry tried his hand at constructing a version of the Eiffel Tower using Wiki-Sticks; Ron just did some free art (a tent and a campfire, he says!) We also had fun taking a trip to IHOP and eating crepes and French toast! Not the most authentically French cuisine, I know, but the kids still had fun and enjoyed the food!

We had our first decent snowstorm of the new year, and so one afternoon I surprised the boys with an impromptu snow day, which they loved (as you can see!):

The boys continued making progress in math; Harry is finally almost through the end of Singapore Math 2A and Ron is learning how to count with coins.

Harry and Ron have also used their imaginations to create new superhero characters for themselves. Meet Lightning Man and Red Boy:

The boys were also great helps at my book launch party, greeting those who came in and directing their way.

And to demonstrate that we are just behind in several areas, we made "Christmas Cookies" in January. I should call them Epiphany Cookies or something like that!

Hopefully next week I'll have a more substantive summary to share; right now, we are still trying to just get our bearings straight as we start the new year! Thanks for visiting and hope your year is going well so far!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Holidays/New Year!

Well, I never did get to post about our last week, and nor have I done our semester review. But we did get in a great deal of fun activities in our trip to California over Christmas! Just a few photos...

Wish we could have spent more time at SeaWorld, which was my favorite part of the trip. So many educational things we could have done and seen there! But now we're back home, I'm trying to dig out from a pile of post-travel and post-school rubble, and when I emerge we'll start back with school again. In the meantime, Happy New Year!

(P.S. I've linked this blog to today's Hip Homeschool Hop! Check it out for more links to fun homeschooling blogs!)