Just wanted to post about some of the regular occurrences around our home.
You can find the boys writing letters to cousins (and others) or working on codes together often. Mike and I received lots of such letters, including some money for “being such great parents”. Ike and Matthew are also common recipients of their notes.
Ethan is obsessed with playing the piano. He cannot get enough of it. He asks to play “Piano Maestro” every single day and plays through his various songs randomly throughout the day. He can even be found teaching Micah how to play “Hot Cross Buns” on occasion, a sight that warms my heart! Micah has pretty good rhythm and has requested a bongo or other type drum for his birthday this year. We’re thinking this could be a fun instrument to add to our house full of music, so he just might get this wish. =)
You can also find the boys doing various “opportunities” around the house. Some weeks they are all about this. Others, not so much. Micah is pretty good at unloading the dishwasher for me in the mornings. =)
You’ll find us enjoying the great outdoors often around here. We moved back to Colorado in part due to the incredible weather. I absolutely LOVE that we can have snow one day and then 76 degree temperatures the same week! We take our homeschooling outside as often as we can – reading outside or going for bike rides. I went for a Packers victory walk and snapped some pictures of the green and gold on Sunday…and on Monday we had inches of snow on the ground and a bunch of tree branches falling down around the neighborhood.
Naturally we had hot chocolate after the boys played in the snow. We enjoyed a special Indian treat Mike had brought home from his work trip – delicious!
We’ve got loads of books we are reading and want to be reading in the future! We are listening to a super fun audiobook, “By the Great Horn Spoon” (about the Gold Rush) and reading the Imagination Station 3-part series on the Revolutionary War. I’m personally reading “The Scarlet Letter” and “Of Mess and Moxie” and enjoying both immensely.
We discovered a new series we’d like to try: Dear America Books. The library only has a couple of them, so they might be fun Christmas gifts (for those of you who ask about ideas – they are on thriftbooks.com and we are particularly interested in the Underground Railroad books). I mention it on here also because a lot of us share book recommendations and this seemed to be an easy place to record it. =)
And here are a couple pictures from CC this week. Ethan did his presentation on the “Living History” field trip we did. Micah was in his own classroom for his presentation, but he brought with him the things he made with Grandpa – the blowgun and the boat. I hear he did a very nice job talking about both.