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In my life this week… The kids' Grandma and Grandpa Taylor were in town this week and shared the Thanksgiving holiday with us. We have had such a lovely visit and the kids have had a great time. Grandma and Grandpa took them all to see Puss in Boots in 3D and miniature golfing...last tonight, we roasted s'mores!
Four of our five little homeschoolers with Grandma Ann and Grandpa Bill
In our homeschool this week… It was a light week. Reading everyday and the other subjects were hit and miss with the holiday.But alot of family time, lessons in the kitchen, and outings with the Grandparents made up for that!
Places we're going and people we are seeing...Grandma and Grandpa treated the kids to a movie one day and miniature golf another. The boys, who have special needs, loved having the special movie day out with them. We have been super busy in the evenings with Nutcracker rehearsals most evenings. Audrey's first performance (she is doing seven) is today!
Audrey, Nutcracker mice costume fitting
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… enjoy these busy little years. Look for the teachable moments (there are many) and don't stress if the schedule gets messy with holidays, etc
My favorite thing this week was… definitely the wonderful Thanksgiving week with family that we had! (My second favorite thing was I was picked as the Fan of the week at the Fresh Eggs Daily facebook page. They did a lovely profile on me, my family and my flock of heritage breed backyard chickens! You can read it here.)
What’s working/not working for us… homeschooling is working for us. Our family is closer. The siblings are closer. The flexibility is great.
Things I’m working on…trying to say "yes" more and "no" less!
I’m reading…The semester is over in two weeks so the only thing I am reading right now is my French textbook!
I’m cooking… Thanksgiving was a lovely joint effort between my husband and I. He cooks the turkey and the sides. I am responsible for the stuffings (there were 2) the pies (there were 4) and the breads. This week we will be doing leftovers and some busy night crockpot meals.
Me in the kitchen :-) I am so happy Mr. Darcy loves to help cook Thanksgiving.
I’m grateful for…everything
I’m praying for...everyone
A photo, video, link, or quote to share...With Brian's parents here, we were able to get a photo together. Here is me and Mr. Darcy last night around the fire.