Monday, January 26, 2015

For the week of January 26th...



Plans for this week

Anticipating a big snowstorm, picking up our farm share... and figuring out how on earth to use up so many carrots, visiting with friends, watching the rest of the The Return of the King with the kids, a trip to the Lego store with some birthday money, hopefully a riding lesson for Grace, painting the new game shelves, and of course, watching the Superbowl!
Thinking about

  Superbowl menus. Groundhog day, because I always like to have a little something planned. And vacations! We are just starting to plan a trip for the spring that is a little further flung than we normally go for, plus a much more local summer trip.

Homeschool notes

Grace is almost finished with Latin for Children B and she has decided to move into Latin Alive, so I have that on order. She has been getting a little bored with our biology plan lately, mostly because she doesn't want to write a science paper each week. Our new plan is to alternate weeks:  a short science paper one week, then a summary of her Story of the World chapter the next. I also really want to get back to watching documentaries on Fridays like we did last year, but I am having so much trouble getting the kids up and moving on Fridays! It takes just about forever to get everyone up, fed, showered, dressed, and chores done. And Fridays are a short day because we are out all afternoon. I am going to see if the reward of a documentary is enough to get them moving Friday mornings.

Out of doors

Well there is snow, and much more snow coming. I have been wanting a big snowstorm, now I am not so sure I am ready! Rose is happy because she really wants to make snow ice cream.

In the kitchen

So much birthday cake this week! Christopher chose a chocolate mocha cake for his actual birthday and a vanilla cake for his family party. I have decided we are trying to cook too complicated on weeknights and I want to take it down a notch. I am coming to the realization that I just can't devote much more than a half-hour to dinner prep and my menu plan should really reflect that!

Watching & reading

I finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane (a decent quick read, but I can't say I understood what it was all about), and I'm now reading Broadchurch and Knitting Yarns.  We went to see Into the Woods and it was good, but a bit longer than it really needed to be. We also watched Mr. Peabody & Sherman , which is a really fun movie, especially with history-loving kids. 

Have a wonderful week!

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