What a different week! Our yearly standardized tests arrived along with the promise of a major snow storm. These things, combined with a difficult week last week, convinced me to take the opportunity to take a break from regular lessons and enjoy a more relaxed week.
We completed our testing over three days. Done until next year!
Emma studied letter “q” this week: queen, quails, quilts. She painted with q-tips and declined to dress up like a queen.
The Olympics are on! They air from 3-5 p.m. every afternoon, so I’ve been taking advantage of this “cultural event” to let the kids hang out in front of the t.v. Hey, it’s educational, right?!
Inspired by a friend’s blog and this recipe, the kids constructed the Olympic ring symbol out of fruit. The symbol of international unity was devoured and enjoyed by all.
We had quite a bit of snow this week! I made a last minute trip to the grocery store for non-refrigerated food right as the storm hit and had difficulty getting home only 30 minutes later. It came down hard and fast, leaving a beautiful “winter wonderland”, as the kids said! Praise the Lord, we didn’t lose power as predicted, so we enjoyed a warm, cozy house all week. The kids played outside a couple of times, playing “capture the flag” with neighbors. Several impressive snowmen have also graced our neighborhood!
We also completed a 1,000 piece puzzle as a family! PJ and I got sucked in for hours, and all the kids helped. Emma put in the last piece, and Seth was a champ bouncer in his doorway jumper. Notice our proud Texas heritage. ;-)
We had some friends over on Friday afternoon to play and test a cupcake recipe I want to make on Sunday for our small group. I think it’s a keeper!
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