Sunday, January 14, 2018

homeschool wrap-up: december!

we had a short but fun december in homeschool!
with the busy season, we focused on one unit: christmas around the world!!
and as usual, we did our "normal" - worksheets, yoga, crafts, etc!
enjoy our pictures!

putting up the felt nativity!

yoga time!
christmas in italy!!




geography practice!
J is for jelly beans!



cutting practice! look at those awesome carrots from my 3 yo!

thanks you notes, of course.
writing practice!

junebug!
number work



ok.
mike almost killed me.
but hey, you can't have K without kisses!!!




trying to get jack to do his worksheets...

....and reminded of our fruit of the spirit for this month!
christmas in sweden!!
more numbers!
piano practice!

2+2=duckface.

christmas in germany!
st. nicholas day!
we put out our boots to be filled with treats or switches :)
learning about the origin of gingerbread men!





and making them too!







more worksheets...

christmas in mexico!!

homemade pinata!

making poinsettias!





with mexican hot chocolate!

making traditional pozole!

so. good.
and another night we had christmas tamales!!
the week after christmas, we celebrated the 12 days of christmas with "homeschool lite" - poetry tea time every day!





my big reader

rob helping more geography review!

a bit of light reading :)

another great month!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

our Christmas!

we had a wonderful Christmas season!
we hope you did as well.
we tried our best to keep Christ in the middle and enjoy the holidays as much as we could!

i didn't get a picture of the first one but we lit the 2nd advent candle this night!
a gift from the children's choir to mrs. magda, their sunday school teacher!
our advent calendar!
off to michael's very first piano recital!

he did so well!




his christmas present to his big brother :)
home alone and pizza!
annual christmas cookie makin'!




the grinch cookies!








watching the old-school grinch after the decorating!
and of course.
why not cookies the next morning for breakfast?!

lighting the 3rd advent candle
elving :)


this was the 2nd of 3 services on christmas eve!
the children did so beautifully for their performance!!!
family christmas pic! (minus the two littles who stayed at home, away from sickness!)
opening an early christmas gift from gaumy!

setting out the goods for santa!
new christmas pjs!!

enjoying the four advent candles all lit!
Christmas morning!!
stockings first!!








opening his cookbook from michael!







opening the boys' gift to mommy :)



"walk backwards to paw paw's barn for the last surprise!"

my dad made this adorable workshop!



it has a miniature drill press, saw, and clamp!

they already built me a star frame wreath!

christmas morning mass!
blessing the toys!



christmas breakfast!

after dinner, we watched a christmas story!



a few days after christmas, we headed down to houston to visit the godinich crew!







i don't think my boys left my gorgeous cousins' sides the whole time.



helping maw maw open her gifts


a wonderful and very blessed christmas season!!!
merry christmas!!
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