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Friday, November 21, 2014

Lil' Biologist Class, Christmas Shopping, and a Very Exhausted Mommy

Before I recap the week, I have to mention that Millie learned how to knit over the weekend!  We went to the farm to put the winter tires on the car, and Grandma Rira taught Millie how to knit.  She knitted on the way home, all weekend, and in her free time throughout the week.  If she gets stuck, she watches her knitting video.  She even taught herself how to make stripes.  I'm so excited for her!  Perhaps she can teach me to knit when I grow up ;)

This week was exhausting.  It caused me to crash hard by Friday.  Here are the events that led up to my Friday in bed:


We stayed home today.  The girls did their regular school work in the morning, and studied the Southwest region of the USA in the afternoon.  The girls made collages, watched a video about the region, and Elise and I made a super delicious Southwest Chopped Chicken Salad.  Mmmmm!


The girls did their 3 R's in the morning.  Millie is learning about and preparing to write a compare/contrast essay, learning about least common denominators and multiples, working on a spelling list, etc.  Elise is working on her addition facts and reading.  After lunch we had playgroup.  The big kids went sledding, while Elise sat on my lap until her friend showed up.  Then, they played outside in the snow.  We had to leave promptly at 3 to get to piano, much to the girls' dismay.   In the future, we're going to have piano lessons BEFORE playgroup.  It should make lunch time interesting on Tuesdays.


We had to get up bright and early to get Millie to Lil' Biologist class.  It was her first one (because we got lost on the way last time), and she absolutely loved it.  She made a couple new friends, learned all about deer, elk, and moose, and built a blind in the woods.  While she was at class, Elise and I had a mall date at the Mall of America.  It was so fun!  I let her lead the way, so we went to stores I normally don't go to, like the Alpaca store, Peep store, and the dollar store.  The girls did their regular school work in the afternoon.  I only got 4.5 hours of sleep, so I was sooooo tired by the afternoon. :(


Another night of 4.5 hours of sleep!  Oh boy, I could sure tell that I was about to crash.  No can do, though!  I had Christmas shopping to do!  Bud took the girls to Grandma Suzies house for the day, and I met up for our annual girls Christmas shopping adventure.  It was so fun!  We went to Target, the Mall of America, Hallmark, Petsmart, and Barnes and Noble.  I didn't even make a dent in my Christmas shopping.  We had so much fun.  After we picked up the girls, I took a nap on the couch.  Zzzzzzzz.  No school today, at all!  Lucky kids ;)


Day 3 of 4.5 hours of sleep!  Oh my goodness.  I woke up early to meet a friend for breakfast.  It was worth the lack of sleep :)  When I got home, I taught the girls their lessons, did some work that I had to do for our business, SciGirls, and personal finance, and then proceeded to sleep the afternoon away. Seriously.  I spent most of the day in bed.  It was sooooo necessary.  Tomorrow I'm not crawling out of bed until at LEAST 10 AM.

It was a great (albeit exhausting) week!  Next week is Thanksgiving!

Find out what other homeschoolers were up to this week, here.

1 comment:

  1. A very, very busy week for you! :-) Millie's knitting looks good! I can't get my head around knitting so I admire those who can. :-) And your chicken salad looks absolutely delicious! It's all go at this time of the year, isn't it? Happy Thanksgiving in advance!