Saturday, October 26, 2013

Week of Oct. 21: O is for Octopus and P is for for Pumpkin


This was our first week back from vacation so here were some highlights of when we got back:

 
G found the Peter Pan John Lego who has been MIA for a few months now! 
 
 
Dino Dan and Diego at a Halloween event at our old high school :)

 
Daddy and B playing football!

 
We read "The Leaves Are Falling One by One" - a book borrowed from Grandmas library and the boys loved it!  It counts from 1 to 10 to the tune of "The Ants go Marching One by One" and I found some leaf and color name templates from This Reading Mama (http://www.pinterest.com/thisreadingmama/), who is on my Pinterest page (http://www.pinterest.com/raisingsamuels/). 

 
The boys did a Scarecrow puzzle after matching the color name to the correct color.  B is getting good at phonics so I had him sound out the first letter of the color name to match the color. 

 
I found a cute Five Little Leaves Subtraction Game from The Mailbox and we counted from 5 to 0 backwards and had each leaf fall of the tree.

 
Booba liked this game a lot!

 
Matching color names to color of leaf!

 
Introducing letter O - What better way to introduce a letter than to play a game!

 
G is doing amazing with is color recognition!  I didn't even ask him to do this but I turned around and he had all the bears in the right cup!  (The purple bears landed on top of the yellow bears because we couldn't find the purple bin!)

 
I asked the boys to get their toys off the floor and they took me literally lol!  I thought this was pretty ingenious though so I had to take a picture!

 
Love this picture!  We introduced Go Fish to the boys this week and I caught this awesome picture of father and son!

 
Papa and his boys :)

 
B likes to write sporadically and then come show me!  These are some examples of how awesome he is doing!


 
Papa's day off we spent a lot of it outside playing football because it has been so nice out! 



 
Letter O for Octopus-
We made this out of Playdoh and I asked the boys to name him so he was Mr. Octopus! We counted his "legs"

 
Silly faces while making letters out of Playdoh!

 
We also came up with 8 words that started with letter O.


 
Sofia the First - They love Sofia so they wanted to make her and I asked each of them what she needed so it was good anatomy lesson.  They came up with head, hair, ears, lips, eyes, nose, neck, arms, legs, fingers, feet, body!

 
We had an outside learning day and this is G reading the Bible story to Blue!

 
Outside learning!  I love fall!

 
More examples of B's writing!

 
O is also for October!  The jack-o-lantern had 3 triangles and 1 crescent and 1 circle so we did shapes with these and then colored!  B was able to trace the word pumpkin on his sheet!

 
Our Staples trip!  We recycle our ink cartridges at Staples and they give you awesome rewards!  I got $14 in Staples Rewards and was able to get all of the items above and they still gave me $0.53 back!  Woo woo :)

 
Bible story of the week was Isaiah and God telling Isaiah he wanted the people to obey Him and He punished the people for not listening.  Great moral is that He does punish people that don't obey or listen to Him but He never gives up on them!  There is always hope!  Silver lining for this week!
 
Got the new Lifeway catalog and in one of the pictures on a hoodie is my soul verse Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord" with the quote "I GOT THIS"- God!  Good reminder thank you! Great ending to a great homeschool week!

 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jeremiah 29:11 Suffering and Faith

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

I get these emails from Rose Bible e-charts and they send free emails once in a while with scripture on it and this one was awesome!

It has been a tough week after getting back from vacation.  We've been hit with unexpected things and it is truly my belief in the Lord that has helped me handle all of this with grace and wisdom.  This verse just really is a confirmation that God is the one in control and there is a reason for all of the craziness we ran into this week.  Thank you Lord for all of the plans you have for us and all of the plans you have laid out for us to where we are now, when we were blind and could not see.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Wedding! Congrats to the bride and groom!

 
Daddy, G and cousin heading to the barn where the wedding was held.

 
The boys and their uncle

 
Yea, we got a picture of G with the boys!

 

 
The Best Man and the Maid of Honor




 
I love this pic!  So sweet to see their uncle tear up at the sight of his bride and his Best Man's face is comical! What a beautiful bride and handsome groom! Absolutely awesome picture!  I found out my husband cried when he saw me at our wedding.  Good to know almost 5 years later ;)



 
G in time out during the ceremony and probably about 10 minutes before his nap!  He did a great job as the Ring Bearer though!




 
Mr. and Mrs.!

 
Momma and B :)

 
The bridal party

 
Bride's Mom, bride and groom

 
Bride's Dad and Stepmom, bride and groom

 
Bride's family


 
B and his cousin, who was the flower girl!






 
The proud parents and their youngest son