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07 December 2016

Snapshots From Our Day

Just an ordinary day, doing our ordinary things...

Here's the soundtrack for our day. We've been listening to this one a lot lately, so we started down the list a little. With 67 songs, we seldom make it all the way through!

Legos are great while listening to stories, and he comes up with some remarkable things.

Practicing our scripture memory work. 

Then we did our poems.

The Sea
An everywhere of silver,
With ropes of sand
To keep it from effacing
The track called land.
 -Emily Dickinson

I eat my peas with honey;
I've done it all my life.
It might taste kinda funny,
But it keeps them on the knife!
-Mother Goose

The Sea was perfect for today. Hero and I saw Moana with some good friends of ours last night (it's fantastic), and he's been humming snatches of song all day, especially this one.

Listening to Alexander and Bucephalus, and then Diogenes. With Legos. Because that's how Dragon does it.

Guess who is my kitchen helper today! Best job in the house. The only one that we have an official schedule for, because otherwise there's fighting. She oiled up the potatoes we had for lunch; they were delicious.

Don't let her fool you; she adores doing purlers. This is her concentrating face. She's working on letter A right now, has been for several days, and wanted to do an A car, so I helped her build it a bit. She's doing very well with her letters, and I think that Dragon is a mite jealous that he's not in preschool anymore... preschool does fun stuff.

He's growing up: today he read Plutarch to me, rather than the other way around!

Dragon and I are reading the narrative portions of the Bible, and then we always draw a picture of the story. Last time, he drew the Ark of the Covenant, but this time, he was distracted, so I got to draw the Tabernacle.

Meanwhile, the Peanut announced that she was tired, and I suggested that she could lay down a minute... and she fell asleep. Guess she wasn't kidding!

Dragon was too excited about these games to be super worried about doing the drawing in his Bible himself. "Mom, can I play these games?" Uh... sure. You can do some extra phonics. Knock yourself out!

"Mom! I'm booorrrred!"
Poor kid doesn't really like to go wait for his brother at Cub Scouts. Truth is, it's not very interesting a lot of time time, just sitting and waiting for an hour.
"If you're bored, you need a job. Let's get the vacuum."

Now, it's bedtime, and I'm waiting for the last munchkin to go to sleep, and learning a little about chess, since my kids and my brother all like to play: I want to be able to hold my own when I play them! Plus, it turns out, once you find a good explanation of chess strategy, it's pretty interesting to see all the ins and outs of it. I am surprised at how much I like it.


Anne Chovies said...

A fun time! I think it's delightful that you make their schooling so fun. That's amazing!

Annette V said...

story of the world (check), legos (Check), and we've also done "peas" the poem. Looks like you've had a good day.

Kylie said...

What a lovely well rounded day! :-)

Sabrina said...

That is a full day!

Kym Thorpe said...

A busy but wonderful day!


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