Wow! It’s been even longer than I’d realized since I’ve blogged. In that time, we have lots of wonderful homeschool mornings, M has come to love her time at her part-time school, C has grown and grown and grown, I’ve gone on retreat all by myself, I’ve stayed with a friend and her newborn (which convinced me that I do indeed want to eventually become a post-partum doula), and we’ve all been in a family wedding. I’ve got about 18 gazillion things written down that I’ve intended to blog about, but I’ll think I’ll just start with yesterday which was a great stay-at-home day.
We started our morning with our Five-in-a Row activity (I’m very loosely following Five-in-a-Row, Volume 1. We usually only do 3 days a week and I use about half the activities, more of the art ones that anything else). We’re reading Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin this week so we talked about the New England setting and how cranberries grow. Then we did an art activity looking at how the artist showed sunset and the night sky using different colors. M made her own night sky picture while I re-read the book and some chapters in Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows(a re-read for us).
Next up was get-ready-for-the-day and chore time, but we got distracted for awhile and snuggled up to read some more picture books. Finally, we all got dressed and I hid buttons for M to find as she helped me dust, a game she learned about in All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor.
We got through math, phonics, and M reading a Bob book to me without any serious complaints or I’m-too-tired’s. By this time C’s 5:00am wake up time was wearing on her and she needed some quiet cuddling so we snuggled on the couch and watched a video of Miffy and Friends which C adores just as M did at her age.
After lunch, I put C down for a nap and M and I watched this video and learned how to finger knit, something M had been wanting to do for a long time. She made a purple bracelet and we read some more of Ivy and Bean. After quiet time for M and nap for C, some friends came over to play and M frisked off to her room for dress up and dolls.
Today getting work done was a bit more of a struggle, but we met our goals, and we made cranberry sauce, the dough for refrigerator yeast rolls, and chocolate chip cookies for Brent to take to a Thanksgiving celebration at work. Tomorrow, in between two playdates, we’ll make pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole. We’ve also been enjoying some Thanksgiving crafts, particularly the hand and foot print turkeys and cereal box turkeys I saw at Crafty Crow.