October 31, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up – bilbo baggins is an emotional eater

I might explode with thankfulness – this week was amazing!

weekly wrap up August 22

It started with an overnight trip to our long time – long distance friends to see their newest sweetest little bundle of boy joy. It’d had been almost a year since we were last together. {I hate busy}.  

Then came the ice bucket challenge.  Encouraged by an out-of-the-park, tack-it-to-the-wall sermon on idols  - I started reading Love Idol, and let me just say – I was all chocked up reading the introduction. The INTRODUCTION !!!  

Henry started his 1st day of “school” on Tuesday so I took Jacob to the book store <~ our long standing “date”.  Moms, even though your boys grow up and become “cool”keep spending some quality time with them.  With no agenda or expectations, often playing cards or reading side by side leads to great conversations!

Unfortunately Jacob had some series allergy problems this week so the boys missed karate but enjoyed evening walks with the family and evening readings of The Hobbit.

We’re almost done with the book! Everyone is on the edge of our seats waiting for hubs to read (and sing) in funny accents.  By bedtime I always point out, Bilbo Baggins is an emotional eater!

Hubs “installed” some ropes from the big oak tree in our yard.  The boys can swing from rope to rope like Tarzan. After a few tries they turned it into some crazy gymnastics spiderman thing and hung upside down for 2 hours. In the FL heat! Y’all — it’s still hot here! It’s funny because the night before I was checking out a homeschool gymnastics class for $75/month.

Speaking of saving money – I am becoming a coupon hog.  Thanks to my friend Eryn, I’m using the Target Cartwheel App and printing coupons from their site.  If you have coupon posts, tips, or suggestions – please leave me a comment! <~ I know I can be a better steward of our grocery budget and continually pray for guidance.

This coming week I’m going to try to make our 1st “Light Table”.  I was planning on buying a small one, but the reviews were awful.  I think a light box would be fun for my super hero tracing artist!  My friend Colleen shared how to make a light box – so we’ll see if it works!

Jacob started his 1st day of “school” Friday morning.  He is excited not only for school, but to wear his new contacts. I’m excited to spend some one-on-one time with Henry.  Which means donuts, farmer’s market, and the Orlando Science Center.

hands-on homeschool learning

I hope you’ve had a great week! Linking up with Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers and Homegrown Learners.


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  • http://www.homegrownlearners.com/ Mary

    So glad you had a great week! We have SUCH fond memories of doing The Hobbit for a Homeschool LIterature Fair — Grant even had hairy toes just like Bilbo! Thanks for linking, Stef!

  • Kendra Fletcher

    I love this! I think I need to make a road trip to FL :)

  • http://www.raisinglifelonglearners.com/ Colleen Kessler

    SOunds like a full week — we did donuts too! :-) Thanks for sharing my light table tutorial; you’ll have to let me know how your turns out.

  • http://unexpectedhomeschool.blogspot.com/ Christy

    Contacts are a exciting for kids! Love the donuts!

  • mnewell0293

    loved seeing the ice bucket challenge! Donuts, oh man, those look good. Yes, even though boys grow up, they can still be close! My oldest gets married in a month and he still calls and talks to me all the time…about everything under the sun! Peace to your day my friend.

    • http://educatinglaytons.com/ steflayton

      you are kidding – married next month? wow!