I tried to get a photo of Susie's duck lips for comparison to KC's morning face:
Also, it snowed a few days this week and we got to enjoy building snowmen several times and sledding down our hill. It didn't snow at all last year so this was a big deal! On Monday I got down the old snow boots from the attic. Susie has moved up to Peter's size, and Peter to Linnea's, and Linnea needs new ones. We didn't get a ton of snow but it was really fun. I was especially impressed with Susie's bravery on the sled by herself. She is a champ! And thanks Aunt Jane and Uncle James for the snowman kit!
Monday, October 17, 2016
We've just started our 7th week of school, and things have been going well! Linnea is in 2nd grade, Peter is doing pre-k, and Susie is along for the ride. :) For the most part the resources I picked have been working out great, but I have mixed feelings about what I chose for history/literature and will probably go a different direction next year. Since this isn't a homeschooling blog I won't go into the details, but suffice it to say we are learning and having fun! (And getting ready for a little fall break when baby sister makes her appearance later this week!)
First day of school signs. Susie's says "play school" :)
First day of school breakfast
She loves playing with dollies
Poetry teatime: our Wednesday afternoons
Linnea with the Little House skillet cornbread she made
Peter was sick, so Susie was reading to him
Tim got the white hutch on the white for free from someone at work, and Peter and Susie spent about a week making a castle out of it. The cones are the turrets. :) Peter would go hunting and bring back squirrels and stuff. It was pretty awesome.
Building a Lego set together
Cutie pie at rest time
We learned about ancient Sumer and so the kids built a ziggurat with a path to something else (I forget what)
Giant hydrangea at a park!
Folding clean clothes for baby sister! Any Psiakis remember this knit hat?
First day at our Thursday co-op, Legacy. Linnea has a book club class and a geography class, and Peter is in a bible class. Susie hangs out with me. We stay for lunch with some friends and then head home.
Peter in his bible class on the first day
Susie occupying herself while we sat in on Peter's class
We started learning how to do chalk pastels this year and usually use Thursday afternoons after co-op for art
Reading together. They are like two peas :)
Oh, and Susie went to the dentist. She did great except when the male dentist came in and wanted to count her teeth. Funny how not doing TV makes the kids waaay less aware of things like Daffy Duck (the dentist tried his duck voice on her and it did nothing, ha!).
Notice the Cinderella high heels while pushing the baby in the bulldozer
Last warm days
Remembering how to swaddle a baby :)
We found an awesome climbing tree on a nature walk with some new friends from co-op
Susie got to have a hot chocolate all by herself one morning when she was up early :)
We took daddy back to the nature preserve we'd visited with friends, and it was essential that he teach the kids how to dam up a stream
October 4, 2016. Three years in our house!
Her legs are long enough for her birthday trike now! She calls it a "tri-ki-sill". Love it.
Another Little House recipe: fried salt pork! It was good.
With their Egyptian collars (thick necklaces) from our Ancient Egypt study
Susie's latest hobby is de-robing at every opportunity :)
Some play doh art on a weekend when I was feeling fine with things like sequins and dyed feathers...
Another climbing tree on another nature walk. I think this is the first time Susie's gotten up into a tree by herself.
Hard to see but there is a tiny grasshopper on the leaf Linnea's holding
Playing Go Fish at co-op
Peter made the Super-Duper from Homer Price out of pattern blocks
Playing outside today in the first sunshine after many days of rain...though not such a storm of a lifetime as predicted, phew!
Happy October, everyone!