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Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter Break Week One

The books may be on the shelves, but we still have been busy with some fun and educational activities!

My mom and dad arrived last Saturday to stay for a week.  Sunday was the Christmas Cantata at church.  Chelsea is in the choir and they did a beautiful job!

Monday we made our traditional gingerbread house.  Christian said this was the best one we have ever done.

We also made salt dough ornaments that we colored on with crayons.  They turned out so cool!

Monday was also the first Homeschool Archery Club meeting.  I am really excited about this club and I know they boys are going to enjoy it.  We are meeting out at Grandview and because they have bows and arrows, we do not have to purchase anything to be in the club.  Children ages 5 and up can be in the club and ages 4th grade and up will get to compete (probably not this year) at regional and possibly state competitions.  The first meeting was a bit long as general information had to be given out and each child had to get fitted for a bow.  We had 29 children show up with their parents which is a really good turnout for small town homeschoolers.  Also they are offering two practice days per week and a few of the families were not coming until Thursday.  It was a bit chilly that day, but the boys had fun shooting the bows.

Tuesday was gymnastics.  Lily was excited to have Nana and Papa come and watch!  We also had to go to Walmart to buy some supplies for our Christmas with nana and papa we were doing on Thursday.

Wednesday we went to Texarkana and saw Penguins of Madagascar.  The children really liked it.  It was about what I expected it to the Penguins to be.  If you are choosing between Hero 6 and Penguins, I would choose Hero 6.  But since we had seen that already, Penguins was a good choice. The big kids (and grownups too) wanted to see The Hobbit, but the little girls would not have lasted. We will have to wait and buy that one on DVD.

Thursday was our Christmas with Nana and Papa.  We made lots of cookies including:peanut butter blossoms, cut outs, and peanut butter chocolate chip.  We also made fudge and a yummy Christmas bark with pretzels, Oreos, mint M&M's, and white chocolate chips.  We had ham, potatoes, corn, and rolls for Christmas dinner.  Then we did presents to and from Nana and Papa.

Friday they had to go home :(  We hung around the house and did pizza and a movie.

Saturday the grocery fairy (aka Chelsea) did my grocery shopping. There are some great benefits to having a teenage driver ;)

I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!

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