Saturday, September 26, 2009

Weekly wrap up -- September 25



Apparently busy is the new normal in our house. Ballet, AWANA, gym and swim, soccer, and lots of life happening around here. We have enjoyed some down time as well, and the weather has cooperated for lots of outside relaxing.


But, this week we had to say good-bye to our chicks:
They are off to the farm where they will hopefully live a long and happy life. :-) Great learning experience, but it was definitely time to go.

Highlights:
- We had so many great times together this week. I so enjoy schooling all together. The conversations, questions, discussions, laughter is absolutely priceless.
- Watching the lightbulbs come on. Reading with the little ones, piano with the older ones, so exciting to see learning clicking!

Challenges:
- Illness. Nothing major, but some sniffles, and slightly upset stomachs, and fatigue. No real sick days in our house, but not quite as productive as usual either. One of the many reasons we school year round.

Reading:
- We finished up Homer Price and Mr. Popper's Penguins. Fun, fairly short reads. Now we are listening to Peter Pan in the car. Quite enjoyable. I don't think I've ever read anything besides the Disney picture book. I love the depth of real literature!
- Family read aloud -- Understood Betsy. We read this a few years ago, but my kids don't seem to remember it. It was one of my favorites so I pulled it out again. We are all thoroughly enjoying it, as Betsy now head off to the dreaded cousins' house! If you have not read this book, it is a great read aloud with little kids that older kids will likely enjoy as well.

A weekend full of soccer and clothing sales, and now I'm at home with one sick child while the rest of the family enjoys a birthday party for their cousin. Time to catch up, hopefully!

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8 comments:

AF Wife99 said...

With four how can you help but be busy? The chicks look like lots of fun. What a great experience. Thanks for sharing your week.

heather said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by for the Fearless giveaway. Looks like you have been busy! I think I'll have some more books coming up where I'll be able to do giveaways--I'll let you know:) Have a great weekend, Heather

Shannon said...

I'm nursing a sick kiddo, too. We homeschool. We should have less illness! Ugh.

I hope everyone is healthy soon.

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

Aw, I bet the kids will miss the chicks. What a neat experience, though. I'd love to do something like that sometime.

I hope the well folks at your house stay well and the sick folks are feeling better soon.

5intow said...

AF Wife, we have five, actually, but who's counting. :-) It is challenging though as they grow to balance opportunity and family time.

Heather, thanks for keeping me posted. Fellow book-junkies need to support each other. :-) I do have Fearless on hold at the library now.

Shannon, I agree we should have less illness! Maybe we do have less, but it is still plenty enough for me. Seems like it always hits Tuesday . . . 48 hours after church.

Kris, thanks for your well wishes, I'm sure we'll be up and running full steam before long. ~Thank you!

~Erin

Courtney said...

Thanks for the reading recommendations!

Giggly Girls said...

Oh Understood Betsy is one of our all time favorites here. Actually so are Homer Price and Popper's Penguins. LOL

5intow said...

Courtney, you're welcome. I should mention that the original Peter Pan might be best read aloud by a parent, and edited as you read. Because, Tink has a habit quite unacceptable in modern language. She on occasion says, "You silly a__" Of course, in the day that had a completely different meaning.

Giggly girls, So many favorites, so little time, eh? We have great books we have not read, but some of those favorites I just can't resist pulling out again every few years.
~Erin