Tuesday, September 22, 2009

we're vikings!

I don't know why more people don't just drop everything and homeschool! Ok, I do know why but still, look at how fun it is to play with your kids!

Today is day two of our total Viking immersion program. Yesterday we went to the library and checked out a ton of books on Vikings and the countries of Scandinavia. Today we started on our costume, which of course must begin with a sword and shield. There's nothing that duct tape can't do! Tomorrow we will create a helmet and I'm still trying to think it through... perhaps a little papier mache is in order.

And by the way, did you celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th? We did! ARRRGH!

Monday, September 14, 2009

the flu or un-flu, but definitely NOT swine flu

We're a house of little sickies these days. Jason came down with a nasty cold/cough/fever/dry heave thing on Thursday and on Friday we took him in to make sure it wasn't the BIG one. With a negative test result Jason and I headed home to share the good news and prepare for the imminent probability of the whole family's illness. So far just Cameron has caught the bug from her generous brother.

I've been spending my time wiping every surface with anti-bacterial wipes, drinking ridiculous amounts of water and refusing to get sick myself. The nights are full of interruptions, mostly from sweaty, feverish Cameron and Hayden who wakes up when her plug falls out of her mouth. Jason is a constant cougher but he still manages to sleep through it all. We've watched a lot of movies, played Uno, Sorry, Life, Monopoly and eaten a lot of crackers.

Today the weather has been great so we went outside for a little fresh air. We harvested our carrot crop ( sigh...) and untangled the table and chairs from the enormous pumpkin vine. I think the lack of bees has affected this plant as there's lots of flowers but maybe only one pumpkin forming.

And now, I'm off to play another game with Jason.

i told you i'd crawl soon

I mostly do it when you're not looking. I'm very good at making my way around the living room. I really like finding strange things to put in my mouth. My big brother and sister have a lot of cool toys and I'm on my way to eat them.... bye!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

We're back at it and the blog suffers once again! Here are a few pictures from school. In the shot above Cameron is glueing cereal to the letter a. She is doing a basic letter of the week program, Bible readings and nursery rhymes. We're studying the letter b this week. So, that means reading some Brown Bear, Brown Bear or as Jason used to call it, "Bobber, Bobber". today was our 09-09-09 party. The kids made cupcake toppers while the cupcakes cooled. We frosted, sprinkled and topped the cupcakes then enjoyed some Sprite in our fancy glasses while we played Sudoku (get it?). Happy 09-09-09 everyone!