Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Day Well Spent

I enjoyed a wonderful day with an amazing group of ladies!  The Charlottetown Bible Chapel was hosting the Ladies Missionary Conference and they did an outstanding job! We learned quite a bit about a missions effort in Zambia as well as updates in Peru and Papua New Guinea.  We made bracelets for persecuted Christian women in Sri Lanka and there was a delightful book table to peruse.  And the meals were delicious! I did so enjoy launching the ladies into a rousing rendition of Thanks for the Food!  Good times!

 Such a yummy cake!
 Two very lovely ladies working diligently on their bracelets...Alyson and I may have been having a race to see who could finish the fastest..ahem..we are so mature!

 And this lovely lady lead us in our bracelet making and did such a magnificent job!

 A room full of dedicated ladies.

My little table of friends--except one of them is a wee bit sneaky and hid my bracelet on me...I'll let you guess who that might have been!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Step Dance Freestyle


  

Nate loves his step dance lessons and especially enjoys coming up with his own steps.  He wanted me to watch his latest configuration and I had to video it!  Such a keener!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

We Got Off to a Good Start...


We began with checking out our science experiment.  We had eight slices of apple in different mixtures to see which mixture would best preserve the slice of apple.  It looks like to us that Cup 3 is the winner and this was just table salt.  The others were mixtures of table salt/Epsom salt/ baking soda.

After our experiment we had our basket time which went quite well.  Then I tried out a new and what I thought would be a fun math challenge...I was wrong and it all pretty much went downhill after that.  People dug in their heels and just would not participate which was frustrating. We got through it though and managed to enjoy our afternoon for the most part.  The kids were excited to go to Awana tonight and they had a good time.  They're all fighting the cold and I feel like I'm coming down with it now too.  I'm just going to finish up this post and my hot lemon drink and then I'm off to bed!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Tough Day For Our Island


As we were happily working away during our homeschool day I got a call from my friend Denise.  We've been coordinating a field trip together and I assumed the call was about that and it was, but she also informed me that all Island schools were being evacuated due to a bomb threat.



 I could hardly believe it.  Things like that just haven't happened here.  When I hung up the phone I gazed at my children--thankful that I knew where they were and how they were doing.  I could only imagine how hard it must have been for many Island parents when they got the news.  How scared they must have felt and how relieved when their children were home safe and sound. 

We stopped our homeschool day to pray.  We prayed for the families, for the schools and for the police. I am thankful that everything worked out and that families are home safe and sound.

Mr. Levi working at the easel with his cookie in hand!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Memories...


It's funny what tucked away things you come across when you're going through totes and boxes for a yard sale.

I happened to open one box and it was full of old photos.

This has to be one of my favourite pictures of this lovely couple.  Giles and Sharon were like my adopted parents when I moved to PEI.  They lived in the apartment at Maritime Christian College.  My friends and I spent so many hours in their apartment--sipping coffee, talking, laughing and listening to many of Sharon's stories about her family.  I loved those days--wouldn't trade them for anything!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Taking Homeschool on the Road


Tomorrow is a morning of appointments so we're taking our work with us. It's not their normal books but still a few things to keep them engaged while we sit in waiting rooms.

Our bag o' homeschool stuff.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

70 Mile Yard Sale

 What a gorgeous day!  I arrived at our site at seven this morning and got to work setting up.  People started showing up at seven thirty even though we weren't officially open until nine.  The morning was a bit cool and windy but the sun came out and warmed things up.  Lots of people popped in and it was great to visit with friends as well!

I packed my things up at four and my friends are graciously helping me out by holding onto some of my left over stuff to see if it will sell tomorrow.

After the yard sale I picked up Marko and the boys and we headed over to the MacDonald's house for supper and some fun. We had nachos and while the kids played and watched a movie, the adults played a round of Settlers and I won!

Such a great day!
 My books and odds and ends.

My clothing area.

And I forgot to put on sunscreen and my face is ever so red!

I am so tired.