Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tree trimming

Our Christmas  tree had a little accident this year.  When the bottom section  of the tree has all the lights out sometimes you have to trim the fat. It may be a little shorter but I was able to get all of Jack's  homemade  ornaments  on the tree . YAY.  I call that a win and we didn't  have to buy a new tree.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving School Day

So here goes our Thanksgiving  homeschool  day. We read books , did some pretty fun crafts , Jack helped me bake while learning math and measurement  , He did a multiplication  color turkey , we discussed Squanto and starvation and the Mayflower.  When you don't have brown beads for the story of Thanksgiving  bracelets,to make brown beads with  glue and brown fun flock. We  even watched a cool Thanksgiving  documentery.  We had an awesome  day.

Then the Thanksgiving meal  at my in laws  happened. I had so many gluten free options.  The meal was amazing.  Then an incident happened. I will say this, it is one thing to discipline someone else's child but it's  quite  another to pound your fist on the table angrily  yelling at them to shut up. We don't  speak to each other  like that  and I would never speak  to an 8 yr old child like that.  I had to hold  my child sobbing in my arms  for an hour. That  is unacceptable  behavior and will not be tolerated in my house or towards  my child. We had a perfect  day until that happened. We had to rearrange our Christmas plans so we wouldn't  have to be near that  person either.  It's  a shame too. When she had her back surgery I visited  her twice  and brought her flowers and sat in her room talking to her for several  hours. I thought we were friends. That being said. I am thankful  today for the good people in my life that  are kind. The world needs to be more  kind. I am thankful for the people that  want us in their lives and my awesome friends and family. 

Last weekend

We celebrated  my nephews birthday. He loves Pokemon. It is hard to find gluten free biscuits  so I made them from scratch.  They were yummy. Then Jack got to eat his free pizza from the Pizza Hut book it program. Yay for free stuff.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Co-op and cousin time

In co-op this week they made kava lamps in science class  and learned why  oil and water don't mix.  In time  and measurement class they made paper airplanes and flew them then measured the distance  in centimeters, inches and feet to see which would be the  best method  of measuring. In art class they  made Thanksgiving  hats. They built  a tool box on building  class. Learned about  China in ancient  civilizations  class and then he gave a speech about Abraham  Lincoln in speech. He was so proud of his speech , he used the online catalog at the library  and researched the president.  He wrote a rough draft and typed  a final copy. He took in a picture  of the Lincoln  monument and a penny to the class too.

Then  we went to a senior citizen  facility and picked  out  some people to be secret  Santa's too. I love  helping  if I can and when I can.

That night I got to be the bingo number caller at bingo night at the  Buddy House.  I was exhausted  but it was a lot of fun.

I took my nephew  out to Toys R Us for his birthday.  He was so excited to get a hat ,balloon and a 5.00 gift card to pick out a toy. He picked  out a set of Pok√©mon cards. Then we went to the Half Price bookstore for story time and a free book then playing with Legos  at the library.  The boys had a blast. Jack has had a fun weekend and this Momma needs some rest.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Field trip and fun with cousins

What  a fun weekend. We had an awesome  field trip to the new trampoline  jump place , pizza , and a history /train museum tour. Then some fun with cousins at the Lowe's build and grow workshop,  video  games and nerf gun fight.  It was a great weekend.