Monday, September 15, 2014

Our week... (#4)

Life this week...

Last weekend a good friend gave us this family fun pass that they couldn't use before it expired. She thought I'd like to take the kids on some field trips. I did! The only problem was that it expired in exactly 7 days. One week. I had hopes that we would get to a lot of the places, but it turns out that we only made it to 1 with this card.  We ended up sick, and tired for most of the week.  I am glad that we were at least able to make it to the one place that the kids had been begging to go to for the whole summer, Portland Children's Museum, on Monday.  On Wednesday we managed to get to the Oregon Garden, but that wasn't with this card as you can see the family had already used that pass.  It was homeschool day, so I used an old expired groupon (the part that doesn't expire).  Both outings turned out to be great.


Homeschool this week...

We got some book reports started, but not finished.  For art one day the kids made clay creations.  We read through some science in Zoology 2 swimming creations, but still not done with the first chapter. The boys learned about the ocean zones, and did some labeling in their journals.  April is still on Module 1 in her science, but hoping to finish that this week.

For math Aric really loves his new Jump at home math book, and the other kids are plugging along in their Teaching Textbooks.

Highlight of the week...

This week's homeschool field trip to The Portland Children's Museum!  It was fun to explore since we hadn't been there in a while.  Some things were new, but mostly the same.

April was thrilled that there was a piano out front.  She loves playing any piano she can get her fingers on.


Everyone wanted a chance to play of course


I think I have lots of budding musicians around here


A good amount of time was spent in the stage/acting area. I love this one of all of them at the same time doing their own thing.


Some time in the clay studio


(Doctor Who of course!)

They have a new nature area outside with a really cool tree to climb.


I think we have a bunch of monkeys too!


Places we're going and people we're seeing...

Aaron started piano lessons this week.  He has been very excited, and is making sure to practice everyday.  He also started back at cub scouts on Thursday.  They got off to a great start for their first den meeting doing a service project picking at the local community garden to donate to the food bank.  He had a good time too!  We also had violin and horse lessons for April as per the usual week.  Finally, on Saturday the 2 little boys (Aric and Alex) went to "meet your coach" day for soccer.  They are both very excited to start soccer season. 



Some outings had to be missed like our homeschool meet-up at the park because of some sick days that were spent on the couch.


Other fun things from the week...

We checked out Dolphin Tale from the library, and watched it on a sick day.  This is an excellent family movie.  Neat story.  Makes me want to become a Marine Biologist!  Don't see that happening anytime soon though.  I'm thinking about taking the kids to see the sequel on $4 Tuesday maybe this week.


Aaron made this pinao LEGO creation one day.  It turned out pretty good.  He was inspired by a picture in one of his lego books.


We picked up this John Bytheway CD at the LDS bookstore this week.  Come unto Christ is the theme for the youth this year, so I thought it would be great for April to have.  We listened it in the car on Monday's drive back from Portland.  Turns out the boys really liked it too.  I heard them laughing at a lot of the jokes, and they were sure listening because the car was QUIET!  It's a good one!  Enjoyed by all.


That about wraps up this weekly post that I stayed up way too late to write!  Now onto a new week!

Linking up with week in review at Home to 4 kiddos, and weekly wrap-up at Weird unsocialized homeschoolers.


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