Wednesday, December 28, 2011

a glimpse into our school life

I have a friend who does a fabulous job of posting all these pictures of what she does with her kids in homeschool each month.  She always has a post full of projects and field trips and summaries of what they've been up to.  I've thought about doing a post like that, but you can probably tell that I haven't.  Heck, I never even posted the summary of our kindergarten year that I meant to back in August (oops.  We had a good kindergarten year, by the way, and first grade is going well too). 

Still, I can start now, right?  No time like the present.  I don't promise to be as organized and with it as Merry is.  But hopefully I'll get a few things here and there posted that will give you an idea of what's going on around here.  :) 

These pictures are from November.  I drew an outline of Sarah's body, and she cut out pictures of internal organs to glue in the appropriate places.  Then she drew an outline of Natalie's body and just drew a face on it for fun.  :) 

By the way, if you noticed the art kit in the photos from Christmas day, Sarah is super excited about using those supplies with a Thomas Kincaid drawing curriculum that I bought.  :)

Christmas Day

The last of the holiday pictures...maybe eventually I'll figure out where the computer stashed my school pictures!  :-p 


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve

picture this...

I had some pictures from school and such I was going to post here, but the computer seems to have eaten them.  So until then, here's some Christmas photos.  Enjoy!  These are from Friday, December 23, at my grandmother's house.  I'm going to post Christmas Eve pictures in a separate post.  :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

nothing to say...

I've not updated in so long that it feels like I should have something monumental to say in order to break the silence.  I don't, really.  I just figured the only way to start blogging again is just to start.  End the writer's block by just writing something

We've had a good Advent season and a lovely Christmas.  Some highlights were doing an Advent devotional and singing sacred Christmas songs with the girls, attending a Hanukkah workshop, having Nelson's parents visit (that's still going on), a family dinner with my parents, aunt and uncle, and grandmother on Christmas Eve eve, the Christmas Eve service at church, and Christmas Eve dinner with my parents. 

We watched the Charlie Brown Christmas special more than once, and Sarah fell in love with "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."  We used my hymnal to sing songs together during our school devotional time, and one night she pulled it out on her own to sing songs.  She went with the children during our Christmas Eve service but later regretted it when she heard we had sung her favorite one.

I do have pictures to post later; right now it's a bit late in the evening and I need to clean the kitchen.  I do plan to update more regularly from now on though.  Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to post a few pictures of our holiday fun, plus a few other photos that have been hanging out on the camera forever. 

I signed up for a free "blogging class" that I found, so hopefully I'll be able to improve things around here and at my other blog.  We''ll see.

Until next, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas.  Now that we are in the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany, I wish you ladies dancing and lords a-leaping and all that jazz.  ;)  I also wish you a happy New Year!  I'm working on my goals for 2012 and breaking them down into weekly tasks, so I'll be posting more about that later.