Life this week...
I feel like I have a lot to blog about, but then so much happens, and I'm behind again! I haven't even got around to the Thanksgiving post just waiting to go up! But, I feel I'm also way behind on these weekly wrap-up posts too. It's a nice way to wrap-up all the odds and ends of the week that really don't fit into a blog post of their own. Here I am with a wrap-up for this week! Anyway, it was a pretty fun and busy week with (a little) snow, Christmas activities, and school.
School this week...
We are studying human anatomy and physiology as part of our science this school year. Aaron looked a little closer at body systems
Alex learned about the weather this week, and the water cycle. I know he picked it up because we were driving in the van one day after this, and it was pouring outside, and he started telling me about the water cycle as he remembered it. I love it when things stick!
Aric made a "cell" out of candy. I think it really helped him to remember the many parts that have such weird names!
We had to go buy candy for this, and decided to buy a bunch to also use for gingerbread house making.
Here is a picture of said candy. We obviously didn't use all this in his cell. We bought extra for gingerbread houses. We did think about making an edible cake cell also, but didn't get around to it.
Happenings from the week...
We ended up going to Salem library on Saturday just on a whim. It turned out to be a special treat because they had several dogs show up to read to for a special event. I tried to get Alex to read to one, but he just wanted to go around and say hi to them all. I think there were about 5 dogs. Aric finally got brave enough to go read to one. April used to love reading to the dogs, I was surprised my boys were so reluctant.
Earlier in the week we got a light dusting of snow. We don't usually get any snow here except for once or twice a year, so this was a special day. We took a snow day because I knew it wouldn't last long, and it didn't. It was gone by the next day.
We had fun getting all our snow gear out, and we even let the kitten out to enjoy his first snow too. Now he wants out all the time, except when it rains which usually it is.
Places we went and people we saw...
We had several Christmas activities this week. I had a dinner with the Relief Society ladies at church on Tuesday evening. There was an ornament exchange, date night, and the usual violin and cello lessons.
On Saturday we went to the Christmas Storybook Land in Albany. I will probably do a blog post for this, but here is one picture from the beginning of the walk through Storybook land. It was fun to see so many fun fairy tales, and even modern stories depicted for the Christmas season.
On Sunday April had her Winter orchestra concert. It was beautiful, and I was amazed at the talents of these young people. I was also so proud of my daughter, and how far she has come with her violin talent.
Fun stuff from the week...
Aaron has discovered calligraphy. He decided he wants to start writing in calligraphy. It was perfect because I found out this week that the set I ordered as part of his curriculum has finally come in. He didn't know that he was getting a calligraphy set, and was pretty excited to hear that. We still have to go pick it up, but in the mean time he found a set that his Dad had from several years ago, and decided to try it out. I never thought he would get excited about writing, but am so thankful he is.
So, we were wandering around Costco. Ok, we weren't just wandering, we were actually shopping, but came across these boards that you can write on and erase just using pressure. They are called boogie board writing pads. I had seen them around. They were on sale at Costco, and the boys were really excited about them because they have seen a friend from church with one. I decided it was worth it to get one. Then I got to thinking maybe it would inspire them to write more, and they could use it for a scratch pad for math or spelling. So, I got them each one, for school use. It has been fun to see what they have come up with. I can take a picture with a special app on my phone, and it turns it into a black and white picture. Here are some of their creations...
I think some of those could make a fun coloring page if printed up. So fun!
That about wraps up our week! How was yours?