|we started off this month with the finale of our italy unit! grape stomping!!|
|as gross as this looks, the boys loved the fresh grape juice!|
|michael is doing sooooo well on his maps!!|
|when gabriel is finished with his lessons and the boys aren't yet, we review our animals :)|
|color of the month!|
|a bit too much glue on that R there, gabe...|
|i'm just so proud of my four year old reader!|
|art lesson on the porch!|
|and poetry tea time on the floor!|
|lots of valentines' crafts|
|and tummy time with books for the baby|
|tuesdays are our educational video day.|
today, the server wasn't working so we watched planet earth on the floor :)
|lots of blue lessons|
|a special valentines poetry tea time with leftover dark chocolate torte!|
recipe coming soon ;)
|practicing maps in other ways...|
this is mv's map of our farm, with his future zoo mapped out as well ;)
|more valentines' crafts!|
|when worksheet time runs into nursing the baby time, mv has to finish up on the floor next to me.|
this presents a problem as gabriel is already finished and he thinks floors are strictly for wrestling ;)
|this kid is struggling with his letters but darned if we don't ROCK our numbers!|
|but at 2 1/2 years old, i'm not too worried :)|
T for Toucan in a Tree!
|beef potted pie and english peas!|
|and sticky toffee pudding.|
mike declared it the best cake he's had in years!
|and yes, i totally used the leftover butterscotch sauce in my coffee the next morning.|
don't judge me.
|big ben craft!|
|...so of course, we had to watch part of peter pan :)|
|coat of arms.|
i asked them to draw on four of their favorite things and mv's dragon is pretty darn good!
|high tea for our finale!!!|
|as most of you know, i plan the lessons and organize the activities.|
but when i have an idea, i "suggest" to my mom that she come up with something fun.
and she goes crazy and makes it amazing!!
|we invited my dad and he only agreed to put on a tie if there was good food :)|
|i made real clotted cream from raw milk!|
it wasn't perfect but it was pretty darn close and very good with blueberry preserves on homemade scones!
|real sugar cubes!|
|the boys behaved beautifully with my mother's wedding china but of course, when they were released, jack immediately broke a (minor) candle holder.|
|we even pulled out a onesie with a tie for baby robert!|
|another fun month in cc!|
|studying degas, art in motion|
|monet, impressionist art|
|morisot, texture art|
|review games are always fun|