6:40 - Rainy day. Perfect day for snuggling in bed with a good book and cozy covers. Up to face the day. Spent half hour, checking email, and printing out Lilah’s checklist for lessons today.
7:15 - kids up, breakfast, and get ready for school/lessons. Love the smell of homemade french toast in the morning. Vanilla is very comforting to me. However my peace was shattered when we discovered the biggest spider I have ever in my house, crawling across the ceiling, inching its way closer and closer......
8:30 - get G to school.
8:45 - L usually uses this time to play or read. Today she asked if she could read. I asked her to read Sohpie’s Tom but she replied that she really wanted to read her new children’s Bible she received for her First Communion. How could I say no to that???
8:45-9:00 I clean up the kitchen from breakfast while Lilah reads the Bible.
9:15 Once L begins reading it is very hard to transition her to something else. After much prompting we begin lessons. Killing that spider was bad karma.
Science - began our new book R.E.A.L. Odyssey: Life. Thought L would love it and be excited to start the day with something other than math, but not so much. Seems her counselors at Nature Class have taught her that rocks are alive, which is in direct contract to our lesson today. Told her that we can respect rocks as part of nature but since they do not fit the criteria we learned today, we have to classify them as non-living!
Read Aloud: continued our fairy tale study with Little Mermaid Part 1 on www.StoryNory.com
Grammar: lesson 73, substituted my own writing prompt for the one given. Highlighted all the pronouns she used in her journal entry. Reviewed the many poems she has memorized. She wrote about her First Communion this past weekend. It was a great entry full of her wit and insight into family relationships. I am going to enjoy her development as a writer.
Math: began our unit on money. Used play money to trade coins and count money. Did corresponding activities in her textbook and workbook.
Completed three more thank you cards.
12:00 L helped make pumpkin muffins. I opened a can of organic pumpkin this morning to help my dog relieve his constipation. Since only 1/2 a tsp was needed, I did not want the rest to go to waste.
1:45 I had a visit with a friend. L joined us for a snack and our conversation about a local farming coop. Then she took my laptop into the living room and worked on Spanish.
3:00 Picked up G from school.
3:15-3:30 Read half the chapter in History: The Golden Age of Ancient Egypt
3:30 L’s friend came over to play. They played the Wii for about 5 minutes then began a painting project. Unfortunately I had no idea they choose to finger paint with acrylic paint! I am still soaking a pair of paints and we had to scrub the rug to get off purple paw prints.
4:00 Groomer came to the house to give the dogs a bath and a haircut. Jake freaked out and G had to lead him to the mobile grooming van. It appears everyone in my house is acting a bit off today.
6:30 watched Little House of the Prairie. While watching I reflected on how I wish our current viewing resembled the vintage Little House episodes that I grew up with. Morals, values, frienship, sisterhood, two parents, married parents, religion, discipline -- everything that is lacking from Hannah Montana or iCarly. My girls LOVE this show. They also love the story that every Monday my Grandparents would come to my house with a half-gallon of Friendly's ice cream and watch the show with us. I was allowed very little television as a young child and this is a very special memory.
8:00 bedtime, planning for tomorrow, updating this blog, catching up on Facebook. Snuggling with my dogs.