Wednesday, August 26, 2015

getting back to normal...

For the past ten days, we've been resting, relaxing, and getting back to "normal"...

*sorry for the quality of iphone pictures...the screen on our good camera broke about a week before we got home and it's been sent off for replacement!*

landed in the USA!

this baby already has East Texas dirt on his tiny feet

we missed Miss Rhonda's birthday so naturally we had to celebrate again ;)

i'm getting back to my "fun" kids' meals

new chicks!

transferring the chicks to the big coop!

it's HOT in Texas! ;)

tiny baby shoes in red, East Texas clay

nanny's watermelons!

the house has been a disaster due to little boys' enthusiasm for their newly-discovered toys/books

catching grasshoppers that are eating the garden

a fun, green lunch!

canning tomatillo salsa
first day of cc!

michael's first day of classical conversations! his first presentation was perfect!

painting project for the birthday party coming up!

a new round of sweet brothers holding hands

lots of swimming days to end the summer

it's like Christmas in July! i got all my abeka and cc curriculums in!

we added a rooster to our brood and our hens freaked! hardly any eggs! << this means i accidentally didn't check on the egg supply before i made cookies << which means, i had crumbly cookie dough.

two words. DATE. NIGHTS.

ice cream social at church!

seriously, twins.


mike was wrestling with all the kids at church!
We've had a great couple of weeks resting and are ready to get back into the swing of things! Stay tuned for more adventures, here on our farm in Texas!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

homeschooling wrap-up: january and most of february!

*this will be my very last post on thegdkitchen :(
but please go check out and follow along on our adventures on our travel blog, dclandromomania!*

since we are leaving the country in (literally) less than a week, we had to wrap up homeschooling early this year!
we will take a few supplies down to south america with us, see here, but i wanted to finish a few things like the letter of the week crafts and etc.
so, here's our final wrap-up till *gasp!* kindergarten (and 3 year old) next year!

learning about "octo" for mv and counting practice for jack

a little geometry snowflake lesson :)

okay, so this wasn't really in school, but we always practice our letters and now, sounding out words!
mv has come leaps and bounds in the past 2 months with sounding out his words.  literally, he can follow along in a book now and we catch him reading his beginner books all the time!

jack looking through his letter book

and practicing!

we added some new shapes this month for mv

and practiced color matching and fine motor skills for jack

we made homemade window clings for january

and shredded coconut polar bears!

always tracing

play doh mats to practice those numbers

sounded out those colors and wrote them out!

a little salt painting

trying to get into the spirit of winter with snowmen footprints...but it was actually in the 70s that day :/

q-tip lettering

Q for Quail

play-doh center while mama paints and drinks her tea ;)


we learn a different Bible story each week and we started off with Jonah and the Big Fish...

this is one of our favorite books, Jonah, and we recreated the big fish scene!
the boys did the background and the schools of fish all by themselves and i did the big fish...

beginning letter game

color resist snowflake paintings

Noah's Ark

and Daniel in the Lion's Den!

counting sticks


heart stamping for Valentine's week!

everytime we do our end of month pictures, i let the boys put all their artwork on the staircase wall...what an impressive year!

a great couple of months and can't wait for next year!

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