Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Day 90

Seriously...it's day 90 and this is what I see outside?!  I'll admit it is beautiful but it would be far more comely if it had done this in December instead of the end of March!

We had plans today to go out and meet with our homeschool group and this afternoon was supposed to be the closing for Sean's curling group which would have included his first mini tournament.  But schools are cancelled which means our plans are cancelled too.  Utter disappointment.  I have found it really hard today to be motivated to do anything. I decided it was time to take a mental health day and just let things go. The kids  have played with Lego, enthusiastically went outside to play and did their own game of Charades. I've done laundry, dishes and worked in my sketch book..It's going to be a good day.

Just to remind myself that one day we'll actually get to see flowers growing in the garden again!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Day 89

This makes me so happy!  A good breeze out there, the sun is shining and I didn't freeze my fingers off!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Day 88

A nice quiet day.  We all made it to church this morning thanks to the lack of winter storms.  I had the immense pleasure of teaching the little one's Sunday School class.  What a hoot!  Three very sweet little girls and Nate. We read stories and coloured pictures and the kids were very good to inform me that their regular teacher would let them pick out their own candy when class was over.  My, how their eyes did light up when it was their turn to pick a candy.

In the afternoon Emma-Lyn and I went on our date and enjoyed some fries and a drink.  I love these little dates we go on with each of the children.  It's nice to take the time just to connect with them on their own level rather than it being homeschool related.. 

When we came home the sun was streaming through our living room picture window and gave me the idea to photograph shadows.  It was fun to play around a bit and get some more ideas for next time.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Day 87

And this is the pantry that Marko and Laura built. And now I'm off to girl's night!!  YAY!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Day 86

 It was a clean the house, organize and declutter kind of day today.  The kids were great at their chores and an immense help when I needed them for extra jobs. We enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner after all our efforts.  And this evening Marko and Sean slipped into town to pick up a pantry for the kitchen.  I'm so excited, it means I can put all of my homeschool odds and ends in one place where Levi won't be able to get at them.

And amidst all our bustle of tidying and cleaning it's nice to sit down and enjoy quiet beauty and attempt to capture the precious innocence of a single rose.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day 85

Time for a selfie.  I don't take too many pictures of myself but seeing as we're 85 days into this challenge I felt it was time to throw one in there.

Today we ran some errands, I picked up some new curriculum at the post office which I was super excited to get.  Sean had curling this afternoon and we all hung out to watch him play.  Next Tuesday is their last day and they're going to have a little tournament and a banquet.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Day 84

Enjoyed a great day with my kiddos.  We've found a new reading game that Nate especially enjoys.  When I first found it I didn't think it would keep their interest but I was wrong.  The gist is  they get to pick a letter out of the bag and then search for it in a paragraph and whoever finds the most of their letter wins. Emma-Lyn, Nate and I played a few rounds and then read the entire fairy tale we had been using.

This afternoon we worked on our solar system model. The kids love taking out the paint and had a great time working on their planets.  I will admit that doing this kind of project with a curious toddler does make things interesting.  At one point Levi managed to snag a paintbrush laden with black paint and stuffed it in his mouth,  he looked like a little goth baby.

 My busy little boy.

 Hard at work.

Our finished project complete with stars.