Sunday, June 3, 2007
A Week in Pictures
The story of my life this week can best be told in pictures. Busy week of school-work with the children. It was a good one, though. Lauren has been learning about early Rome, and had done a study on Augustus Cesear. It was exciting to her this week, to learn that Jesus was born during this Emperor's reign. Part of her assigned history reading was the story of Jesus' birth from the Bible! She thought that was so cool and it just brought the History to life for her so much more. She is also learning the first steps of composition writing, what it means to proofread, etc. In Math, the focus is on adding and subtracting multiple numbers along with listing their related fact families. She has fun with that. It was a good week of the three R's for her!
Cameron has also been busy working on finishing up Kindergarten. The primary focus there is, of course, READING! But we're also working on writing. This seems to be harder with boys than with girls, in my experience. But we're getting there! He is also learning all about the 13 Colonies, and Early American History. This is proving to be a fun study for the whole family, as we are planning a family vacation to D.C. in a few weeks. I feel they will be better prepared to appreciate the things we see and experience after having learned about it beforehand.
We also worked very hard in our yard landscaping this weekend. (Derek hates it when I say "we" since he really did the bulk of the hard work!) But I did help and so did the kids! At this point, I only have 'before' pics, because we're gonna have to finish up in the morning. Saturday just went by way too fast, as we had my Dad's birthday dinner to attend that evening.
But these are a few pics of the work in progress. I will need to post some 'after' shots when it looks better!
We did enjoy a nice evening out
celebrating my dad's birthday.
Went to one of the best steak-houses around,
and had fun hanging out with the fam.
AND FINALLY, I HAVE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST. IN HONOR OF MY DEAR FRIEND, HEEEERULD, I WILL POST A FEW PICS OF OUR WONDERFUL TRIP TO THE ALE8 FACTORY. PLEASE ENJOY!
A picture of the bust of the GENIUS who created Ale8, Mr. Wainscott. View reverently, please.
So there you have it. My last seven days in a snapshot view. Not too terribly exciting, I know. But it was time for a new blog and this is what I have to offer!
Hope you all have a fantabulous week!