Saturday, December 28, 2013

Encouragement Needed

Our homeschool was at a climax just days before Christmas. We were rocking it out and it looked like we were not going to take a break. Well we are relaxed homeschoolers anyway.


Projects were coming along, visions were being made.


Aren't those skirts gorgeous? Designed and made by the girls! That shirt is speaking volumes to me.

Then last Sunday a Ice Storm hit our city and has left us without power for now 6 days. Our pipes busted  and since we were out of town staying with relatives we were unaware of the happenings. However we were blessed with an observant Board of Water and Light worker that turned the water off. 

What about the pets? Let's talk about that later. See in our community there was no place for us to find shelter for them. Live and Learn right?

The Water Damage is overwhelming, and I am planning to just get comfortable at my parents house. By the way their power wasn't restored until yesterday. I didn't make a decision to leave until day 3 because I was very optimistic that power would be turned  on any minute. Cold, Brrr!


Just a couple days before the Ice Storm I taught DJ how to crochet, So Crocheting in the dark was such a blessing.

My, My, My, the kids have the best attitude ever! My blessings are in abundance. When we were visiting warming stations I received tons of compliments from people about them. They are so awesome ya'll! And I know it is bigger then me, the man upstairs does it all and I am eternally grateful.  

I am asking for some Prayers Warriors to pray for us. We have a long road ahead of us! Did I ever mention that I have OCD so I am challenged by the condition of our house and don't even care about all of those great educational materials that I purchased over the years are gone. I am also a procrastinator so I never organized my basement after relocating to the Studio, if I had did that then more than half of that stuff would of been saved.

So I have a new mantra, "If what your doing is easy, then your not doing the right thing", can I get an Amen!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Woof! Woof!

DJ has been baking dog treats!


DJ also machine sewed a snack bag to keep the treats in.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


We have been having some fun making Lava Lamps. It is really fun!  All you need is a water bottle and then fill with 1/3 water, add some food coloring, fill the rest of the bottle with vegetable oil. Let the water settle and toss in a Alka Seltzer tablet. Watch, and be amazed by how cool science can be.



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Revisiting Piet Mondrain

On Saturday we had another Open Studio time. I was lost for what to do for an art project and was lead to Piet Mondrian by the kids. This was a quick set up and once I gave the kids the paint, canvas and the electrical tape it was on and poppin :)


Monday, December 2, 2013

Logic Play Book

I found a gem of a game that was lost in our homeschooling artillery. It is a fun game that is packed with logic puzzles for ages 10- adult. I am pretty sure that someone younger could play the game, maybe they may need some assistance with reading or solving the puzzle, it still would be worth it to play. What is really cool about this is that it can be played independently or as a game with others.


There are three different levels. All of us have been risky choosing different levels. It is exciting and definitely falls under the playful learning category. The kids describe it as a brain builder, I agree!


They have even went as far as making a Logic Play Book, writing down the explanations to the puzzle. I love it whenever they make their own copy work.

The brain building game goes wherever we go. The kids enjoyed sharing this game with family members on Thanksgiving. This logic game has been a great material to add to our daily resources.