Tuesday, November 29, 2011
He works 6 days a week and then works overtime at home on our renovations.
It is not fair but he smiles through it and I can see he really does love it.
These long days are all going to a be worth it once all this house work is done and he can sit back and enjoy his family in the new house.
I love him.
I love all that he does for us.
Thank you baby!!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
this pattern I found online.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The electrical is just about complete and the plumbing is next.
I have a love/hate thing going on with picking the bathroom fixture.
Love the styles/hate the prices!!
But all in all its going well.
By no means was my over ambitious dream of moving by christmas going to become a reality but that really is just fine with me.
Enough to do before Christmas really.
Starting to look like a real house.
No small feat with this freezing weather we have, we had our first snow already!!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
I am going through the motions, as is Katie because this is so beneath her on so many levels.
She is a mini hortaculturalist at heart and can name every plant and flower in our yard and garden.
So to be doing this seems odd/boring, especially in the winter.
Even E finds it dull.
But I feel it is good for the writing and experimentation documentation aspect but otherwise I really can see how homeschooling from a book can be such a waste of time.
We will finish this section and omit the remainder, moving up to more challenging concepts.
So being at home and living life really is the best best for my kids to be.
How lucky are we to live this life, to learn form each other and grow together as a family.
These seeds have shown me that we are doing everything just the way we were meant to be.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I remember them all.
Now K has gotten into them and we used Freckle Juice as a novel study.
She though it was really juvenile for her but she still loved the novel study, especially when I asked her to make her own Freckle Juice.
Her concoction was a fun mixture of kitchen/baking essentials and her recipe is top secret.
It was applied with precession and care.
But when she tried to wash it off she was floored.
She was kinda mad actually.
She didn't want freckles.
I realized afterwards that she had used food colouring, so her freckles stayed all day.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Well this day there happened to be an excessively long line up and by the end I ended up thinking that this purchase was a decent idea.
Marketing savvy at its peak!!
Well it was not so!
These little goodies were a mess.
I like to think I am somewhat knowledgable around the kitchen and can indeed read instructions, but these failed miserably.
The only redemption?.... They tasted so yummy!!
Hubby was happy.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The girls all sang 4 songs and it was so cute to watch.
My hearts gets all fuzzy warm when I see my ladies participating in such events.
It is such a great way to teach them about what a difference they can make in this world.
Singing to raise money to help other children who are less fortunate than them.
They were so excited and proud of themselves, even if it was a bit nerve racking being on stage in front of an audience of strangers.
Friday, November 11, 2011
I made it into a "Math Lesson."
Feels great to be able to teach the kids money and math skills while getting a chore done.
We now have some extra cash for another trip to the Victoria Museum or maybe Science World.
I'd say it was a win-win-win situation.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
One of those "things" was to make potpourri.
We had to use our creativeness because we didn't have all the posh ingredients that it called for.
Instead we gathered some of our endless supply of lavender, cinnamon bark, some cloves and pinecones because why not!?
Tomorrow she wants to package this stuff up to give as gifts to her friends.
She is so loving and thoughtful, and except for the pinecone the mix is quite beautiful.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Great to do with the kids.
We poured ours into paper lined muffin tins.
It was a perfect afternoon activity.
K choose to make Lemon Thyme, and Lavender with Shea Butter.
E decided to make Coconut Oil with Honeycomb (and dye it purple) and Oatmeal, Vitamin E and Shea Butter.
The girl were so delighted.
They now want to make soap for everyone they know for Christmas.
We put them in a special container.
Finally the jar was overflowing.
We knew it was time to get the microscope and start inspecting these amazing, dried bugs.
It was a fantastic journey that lasted for hours!
Comparing eyes, skin, wings feet.
It was incredible to learn so much about all these common critters that we don't think twice about on a regular day.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Especially since its just a square box we're adding on.
I saw a truck but heard the cash register, Cha Ching!!
Now I just want it done!!
Theres my closet!!
And the master bedroom and en suite bathroom.