I have to take a few minutes to talk about some of the books my kids and I have been reading recently. After seeing a recommendation for The Lightning Thief by Dawn from By Sun and Candlelight, I was intrigued. Greek mythology set in modern times? hmmmmmmmm. The first paragraph (or two) really pulls the … [Read more…]
I can’t believe it… this is our last week of homeschooling for this school year! Do all moms get as giddy about this as I do? I enjoy homeschooling — I really do — but the kids and I get into that “when is this going to end” sort of funk in January, and it’s … [Read more…]
OK, it won’t win any awards, but still… …my first “real” quilt is finished! (I made a full-sized one before, but I cheated and just used the fat quarters from the fabric store “as is” — that is, I didn’t cut them up into any interesting shapes or designs. Just slapped squares together and appliqued … [Read more…]
Oh, it broke my heart. I was going out for a walk with a friend this evening while supper was cooking in the oven. I desperately needed the time out… but I had wanted to cook a special dessert (it *is* Sunday, after all!) and couldn’t do both. Enter Sean and Reilly. Looking at the … [Read more…]
The assignment in Intermediate Language Lessons was to tell the story of two squirrels, and to include whatever adventures they might find. It sounded pretty corny to me, actually, but Sean has been having fun writing lately, so I asked him to write a story. This is what he came up with: Once there were … [Read more…]
…when you can stand in the bathroom, nursing a baby one-handed while putting on make-up with the other (and directing children to help them find shoes, socks, sweaters, etc).