Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wrap Up of Week 1 School and Life

Given the amount of pictures in this post, you aren't going to believe me, but all this really did take place in the last week, I promise! And I'll probably not be able to get all of it in either. It's been so busy and so much fun!
I have to start off with a picture of H4 sleeping in her car seat. I love those baby cheeks!

Riding on the ferry at sunset

I made a peach pie

My friend Robyn came over with her girls and spent the night on Saturday. We ate half of the peach pie and this amazing salted caramel chocolate bar dessert that she made.  MY WORD. That has to be one of the best desserts ever!  Yummm!

Sunday after church, we took the girls to the park

And had a picnic

On Sunday afternoon, my friend Nicole came over and spent the night along with one of her sons. Her other kids joined us for lunch on Monday. Also on Sunday afternoon, my father-in-law arrived to spend the week with us. I love having him here!  He entertained H4 quite a bit while I got my bearings to start up home schooling with H3.  In future posts, I will try to be a bit better about detailing our activities, but suffice it to say I've packed quite a bit in on each day and H3 is really enjoying it.  There are some pictures throughout the rest of this post to show a bit of what we did.

Lacing shapes

Practicing handwriting. I didn't take any further pictures, but she is easily able to write "L", "T", and "H" now. Yes, I know her pencil grip is atrocious. We'll be working on that.

We made mini-chocolate chip muffins with H3 measuring out the ingredients and counting (and eating) the muffins--not all in one sitting.

I found a Winnie the Pooh book entitled "Why Is The Day Gray?", which we read and then performed the experiment at the end.  You are supposed to take a glass or glass jar and fill it with really hot water, then dump all out except for an inch.  Put ice in a strainer and set it on top of the glass and watch fog form. I didn't have a strainer to fit on top of a glass, so I poked holes in a piece of cling wrap. It still worked pretty well, though it's not clear from this picture.

H3 now has swimming lessons on Wednesdays

Pop-pop with his granddaughters

Sorting blocks by color and then building certain shapes

H1 and I took H3 to get her first haircut at a salon yesterday. I've trimmed it up a couple times previously, but this time I decided to let Whitley work her magic on H3's hair.  H3 wasn't so keen on the hair washing part, as you can see from her expression, but she loved having her hair curled.  She kept staring in the mirror and swishing her hair around.

I know, I took a bazillion pictures at the salon, but how many times does your oldest baby get her first haircut???  I got mine cut too, but no pictures of it yet.  Just a trim. It's still long.

Considering this was my first real week homeschooling H3, I think it went pretty well.  We're using All About Reading Pre-1 and Song School Latin, based on my cousin's recommendations in her blog.  I'll also be using Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons, Signing Time, and a hodgepodge of other things I've collected over the past couple years in preparation for this, so you'll see a bit of everything on future school posts.

Other notes of the week. I turned 27 this past Tuesday and H3 will turn 4 on Monday, the 10th. I'll be doing a separate post then for her birthday.

Coffee break over, so back to the kiddos! May your week be blessed.


1 comment:

Mrs. Taffy said...

Great first week! So proud of you!!