Friday, July 25, 2014

10 For the Week

A few things from our week...

1.  Fun celebrating a friend's birthday.

2.  Cupcakes with the oldest.

3.  A concert on the hill.
(Singing some Frozen songs.)

With a little chess on the side.

4.  And Facepainting.

5.  Inspired by the previous evening's festivities, M watched a few videos to learn how to make her own balloon animals.

6.  Swimming at the lake and a private lesson to "refine" their "skills."

7.  Cooking up a storm on some thrift store plates and bowls.

8.  $1 Movies with friends.  (The Lego Movie.)

9.  The waterpark.

10.  And the laundry.  It's...um...piling up.  Quite a bit. 

A fun, full summer week.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Kids Were Here

(Even more) Evidence of the people I spend my days with...

(Apparently, God keeps his laundry hamper here. ;)

Love the people behind all this stuff. :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Book Pile (Late Spring/Early Summer)


Audio

Andrew Clements
(Hands-down--right at the very top of our favorite authors list.)




(They attempt the "no talking" rules from No Talkingevery few weeks.)


Read-Aloud
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Treasury
(I think I need her as my neighbor.  Such fun books written quite a while ago.  T often suffers from "I-thought-you-said-itis." :)

Cynthia Lord
(Great deep conversation starters.)

Newberry Award Winners
(We have yet to read one that we don't LOVE.)

Courtesy of the Book (Tooth) Fairy

M's List



(Adventures in Odyssey Fiction Series 1-4)
Strange Journey Back
High Flyer with a Flat Tire
The Secret Cave of Robinwood
Behind the Locked Door

American Girls


(Another Andrew Clements story.)

(I compile this list because I don't want to forget all of the stories we've read--there have been some good ones.  The Red Sails to Capri and The Hundred Dresses and all of the The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's were some of our very favorites that I will definitely want to read again someday when Beza is a bit older. :))