Friday, February 27, 2015

Day 58

May I present to you the calendar that mocks me:

 I mean, seriously?!  Grass in FEBRUARY?!! I have no stinking idea what it must be like to celebrate Valentine's day with grass on the ground but I bet it would be WONDERFUL!

 While the snow is all pretty and white I'd love to see my green garden again!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Day 57

 Just another school day. The kiddos worked in their books, we read some books, did our science experiment, completely spaced on Sean's curling lesson and built stuff.

Emma-Lyn and I built this igloo.

I think she's pleased!

 In the meantime Levi pulled down our freshly planted morning glory and distributed the soil all over the kitchen floor as well as himself and even ate some of it. Yep, just a regular old school day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Day 56

It was an interesting day today.  Sean woke up not feeling the best, with a sore throat and a mild headache.  The other three were doing pretty well but also seemed a little off.  We decided to keep things simple and have a good long read aloud time cuddled on the couch. We read poetry, science books, math stories and much more. Sean had me quiz him on his knowledge about his book Mighty Machines.  I have to say I was impressed with the amount of information Sean has retained.  He is following in his daddy's footsteps in becoming a walking and talking encyclopedia!

By 10 o'clock schools were announcing the cancellation of afternoon classes as the bad weather was making its way to the Island.  We decided to hit the library as soon as possible to avoid getting caught in yet another winter storm.  The kids enjoyed the change of pace and were delighted when a friend showed up too.

By the time we got home it was well past lunch time and everyone's tempers were beginning to flare.  We all felt better after having some sandwiches.  Emma-Lyn found another book to read about Roman numeral and we read that and she and I played some games to help her learn the numerals.  After that they watched some Magic School Bus.  Thankfully daddy came home early and we're all snug as bugs in a rug.

 Mr. Levi trying out the mini trampoline.

Miss. Emma-Lyn and her Roman numerals.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 55

 A busy but fun day.  This morning our homeschool group enjoyed a wonderful introduction to the world of step dance. They watched the instructor do some jigs and reels and even got to try out some steps themselves.  The instructor was amazing!  I'm hoping to get Sean and Emma-Lyn involved either next term or in the fall.

After our lunch we headed into town for a newborn photo shoot.  The kids enjoyed playing with the older siblings while Denise and I cooed over baby Abishai. Such a sweet and easy going little guy!

I chose this picture from the photoshoot just because of how sweet and protective their family dog is.  He came right up and cuddled up beside Abishai, gave him a lick on the head and settled right down beside him.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Day 54

During quiet time I decided to so a little sketching.  My wonderful friend, Denise took an amazing shot of her youngest son Ben that I really wanted to try to sketch.  Here's my efforts:

If you'd like to see the original click here. This is Denise's 365 project blog.  She's an amazing photographer so enjoying checking out the rest of her photos!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Day 53

As we were leaving for church this morning we noticed that we had a bit of a water leak happening in our entryway.  We didn't have time to stop and do much about it then but when we came back water was actively dripping from the ceiling.  We needed to get up on a ladder and get some of that snow off the roof.  Not only did we have a crap load of snow on the roof, it was sitting on a thick layer of ice. Marko and I took turns scraping with a rake and making little progress.  It was so discouraging.  We knew we needed to ask for help.  So off to Facebook I went to send out a plea for help.  We were thankful for folks who had advice and shared what they could via Facebook but it was beginning to look like we'd have to get this done on our own.  When lo and behold, this lovely couple gave us a call:
They are Doug and Tammy but we know them as the Ice Fighting Ninjas!  They came with tools and the most fantastic ladder that I've ever seen!  Marko and I couldn't be more thankful to have had them come and help us out. It was delightful to sit down and chat and sip Pepsi after all the hard work.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Day 52

What a super fun day we had today!!  The kids and I went to town this morning for a special Victorian Tea play date.  We all got dressed up and headed over to our friends the Beukert's house for tea and company.  It was delightful!  The table was laden with lovely mini cupcakes, lemon loaf, small pb&j sandwiches, a meat and cheese tray and jello and we brought some cookies and truffles.  There was tea and punch to drink. It was a bit chaotic by times but ever so much fun!

After tea we stopped to take some photos and read up on Victorian etiquette.  The boys were quick to get on their snow stuff and head outside and run off some energy for awhile.  The girls all sat down at the table to do some crafting and make their own calling cards.  And at the end of our visit everyone was presented with a lovely little gift bag. My kids were over the moon!  They were so excited all week in anticipation of this day and they were not disappointed.  It was indeed a grand day!

 The Beukerts.

 Have to do the silly photo--and my, don't we look silly!