HE is Risen!
Friday, March 11, 2016
Today was Eloise's first official homeschool outing!
I think I may have been a tad bit more excited about it than she was...
We traveled to a local State Park to visit the Sugar Shack
where they tap and make maple syrup!
Eloise got the chance to help drill the hole and also clear the
sawdust out of the hole. And at the end... got a sweet taste!
Here are pictures from the day!
El and I decided that we definitely want to try to
make our own Maple Sugar Candy!
Friday, February 26, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Our girls LOVE spaghetti squash
roasted in the oven!
Last year when we did our first little garden,
we grew our own... and that was a BIG hit.
I don't know why I didn't think of it before,
but last week I decided to roast the seeds and
see what the girls thought of them.
I used THIS recipe that involves soaking
and drying them to break down the phytic acid.
I *may* have used a little too much oil...
but they definitely turned out delicious and
got rave reviews from my older two!
Friday, February 12, 2016
Things are getting back to normal around here after the craziness of the
past week with funeral arrangements, etc. Though "normal" is the word I use,
it still doesn't seem 100% normal. I suppose that will come with time.
I appreciate those who took time out to comment on my last post or
message me with words of encouragement and prayer. Thank you!
It will not be easy for many days to come, but we have
wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
Eloise has been continuing on in her first year of school.
I have to admit, math is just the PITS for her. But we push through.
It honestly wouldn't be so bad if I didn't get so frustrated about it
(my stress level has been HIGH!). This week we worked on a unit about Pets.
So, one of the activities was to make a Pet Rock.
Just what we need... a pet rock! (Or three!)
But considering we don't currently have room for a real pet at this time,
I thought it'd be a nice project and distraction from all that's gone
on the past week. The girls were excited! And we got a little fancy with
some left over fabric and notions from Halloween!
Now, we just have to keep them away from Audra so she doesn't rip them apart! ;)
Posted by Devon at 2:49 PM