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Mar 20, 2014

THMJ Week of 3/9/14

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    In my life this week…
More shoveling.

Merrick escaped his crib this week.  He was so quiet, I didn't even hear him.  Just turned around and almost knocked him down.  Luckily, he's only tried once since and fell safely back into bed.  I don't think he's given it a thought since.

Our Friday School friend, Jasmine, came over.  Malachi gets  so excited every time he sees her.  "It's Jasmine!  Hey, mom, it's Jasmine!"  Then she yells back, "Boy alert!"  I didn't tell the punks that she and Mrs.R were coming over.  They were pleasantly surprised.

    In our homeschool this week…

Xav's Spelling You See books finally arrived.  He was so excited to have the books in hand.  He's like me that way.  I like paper books.  Best part?  It came with special pencils, just for him. 

    In our homeschool co-op this week... 
No Wiggles and Giggles for Merrick.  But Mrs. R let him watch Curious George on her Kindle in the nursery.
One sort of dud experiment and one good experiment in Magic School Bus Science.  We had yeast, sugar, and water in a test tube and tried to fill a balloon.  We did trap a tiny bit of gas in the balloon, but not enough to wow us.  We watched Inside Ralphie (germs).  Appropriate since 1/3 of our families were out.
Duct Tape - Mal made a bracelet and then could make whatever he wanted.  He made a 2D train.
Amazing Body -  Ms Trish was out, so Mrs. E borrowed a Magic School Bus episode, did some  exercise, then Mal talked her ear off with tales of Monster in Paris about a flea that is accidentally grown by an experimental fertilizer.  Mal's favorite character is "Catherine".  Yeh, the car.  He builds her with legos every time he pulls them out.
Nature - More birds and Xav made a paper airplane type bird.
Arts and Crafts - Xav made a name banner taller than he is.
Archery - I got a good behavior report and also heard what a terrific archer Xav is.  All he told me was that he bumped his knee and wanted a nap.

Someone asked if Mal's duct tape cootie catcher worked.  :)  Here's a pic of mine.  It's also known as a fortune teller.  It's great for building dexterity.

    In Rangers this week... 
Mal and Merrick stayed home with Dad.

    What we're reading... 
Dad read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

    Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We all headed to the home show.
My ever so enthusiastic family.  Some of Mal's fun loot.  Tiny garbage cans!
 Then stopped at Walmart.  Merrick is ready to ride!

Is it just my cheap frugal self who thinks the clearance price is still too high for this game?

Speaking of "frugal," Xav got his first professional haircut.

    Things Dad is working on...
Micah made seats for two kitchen chairs and I cushioned and covered them with Jasmine's help.   We now have four matching chairs at the table again!

We also had lesson two of gEEk school with dad.  They lit the lights using a light sensor and a heat sensor.


    A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…
"Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your house." David Frost

Linking up at Christian Fellowship Friday, Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers, The Homeschool Mother's Journal.

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