Friday, November 27, 2015

Block Time

We have many (many many) toys around here. Some times the challenge is rotating and using them all! A win with the pattern blocks last week, they occupied the littlest household members for a good amount of time. :) Stacking them high:

Lincoln's imaginative town - he ran off before I could get his picture with it, alas.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

School Time Moments

We love our life.  Last week at Activity Day Girls the focus was on thank you notes.  My daughter came home with a note thanking me for homeschooling her.  I'm glad we're all on the same page as to what an awesome time we're having.  :)

Math with the cat (who should not be on the table, but..... so cute!):

Dictionary study together, one in PJs and one in his Sunday clothes just because:

Lots of time for music, music, and more music:

The ability to work together when stumped (and at all hours of the day, no less!) and forge bonds:

And, of course, the ability to make time for important opportunities like enjoying the new snow!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Viva's New Belt Stripe!

Genevieve has been plugging away at karate, although due to other activities she doesn't go as many days as her brothers do.  She just recently received the purple stripe on her blue belt - way to go, Genevieve!  I'm proud of her for working hard on new skills and not giving up.  :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Everyday Life: October

As is often the case when I look through my photos at the end of the month there were an excessive number of photos of Lincoln and Evan. The older ones spend a lot of the day doing schoolwork and that doesn't make for very interesting photos. The younger two, on the other hand, are busy running around engaging in many different activities. Here are some of them from October:

Life is good!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Evan at Three (Official Photo!)

We had the camera and lights out this past weekend, and captured a picture of the cutest three year old around.  (Which I can say without playing favorites, because he is the only three year old in my home.... !)  Cute little guy!  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Late Night Jam

One of the (many) advantages of homeschooling - the flexible hours.  Jake wanted to have a party, so the kids put together a long to do list of activities.  We exhausted Daddy:

(Not his fault, he does have to get up early and go to work....), but the older three partied on.  The evening ended with a dance session in Opa's room, featuring his new electric bass.  :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kitchen Helpers

The kids have been asking to help out more in the kitchen lately, which implies to me it's a good time to put my free laborers to work.  Jake made dinner for us this past week:

I sense the beginning of a beautiful relationship.  He did good work.

Evan is not QUITE as helpful yet, but he is a great food taster!