May 20, 2010

Weekly Highlights:


Milly hearts Pringles!!!
Don't ya just love those blue eyes???

Soooooo, did I mention that we're officially done with homeschool? 
Oh, well, we're officially DONE with hOmEsChOoL.  We met our 1,000 hours, plus some, and studied each subject to our heart's desire.

This year we conquered multiplication and division, and studied lots of famous people.  We wrote stories, and tried to increase WPM in typing.  All in all, it was a great year.  I can always look back and see things I should have done differently.  Oh well, there's always next year (big sigh....)

What will Jellyfish do with himself this summer?  So far he's done a lot of this.....

And this....

(That's the Wii remote in his hand)


And a little of this....


We celebrated my aunt and uncles 56th wedding anniversary.  She is in a nursing home, so Jellyfish sung.  Everyone loved it!  There was not a dry eye in the place!

My aunt & uncle...the happy couple

VBS is only a few weeks away, so our church is in full motion praying and preparing for the kids that God will send us!

We are getting ready for some hot days that will really make it feel like summer time!

Until next time,


Weekly Homeschool Highlights: May Days


The cats are at their usual place in the doorway.  They've learned to duck and run when we head out the door.  Yes, I know, the grass needs to be mowed.  I leave that to the hubster.

Okay, so I haven't written in a while- that's because I've been sick for over a week.  I am finally starting to feel alive again, but I'm still coughing my head off. 

I haven't really had the camera out too much.  My birthday and Mother's Day coincided, as it does every few years.  It was a busy day, but fun.  Jellyfish made me a card.

Milly is a little clown, and enjoys making everyone laugh.  She goes in circles and puts everything on her head.  She also runs into walls (like her dad).  Sorry, this pics a little fuzzy, but you can see how AbSoLuTeLy HaPpY she is.


We are just about finished with homeschool.  I am trying to tie up all the loose ends, and for the first time, I'm making a portfolio for the year.  I will post pics when I'm done. 

We are reading Red Dog by Bill Wallace as a read-aloud.  We read another book by him earlier in the year, and loved it.  You can read about it here.  Hopefully, this one will be wonderful!

I am starting to order curriculum for next year.  I order as much as possible on Ebay.  I have found our Abeka reading books for about half price, and will probably order them Friday.

This is my husband BEFORE he shaved his mustache and goatie off!  Not sure what compelled him!

This is Milly with her ever-so-ornery look...I see this a lot!  She started trying to say Grandma this week, but it comes out more like a-maw.  Oh, and how can I forget, three more teeth just popped into her head all at once...

VBS is coming up, and with that lots of work and prayer. 




May 11, 2010

Peaches and Cream Cake!!!

Okay, first let me say: This picture does not do this cake justice!!!
You cannot imagine the creamy goodness by looking at THIS pic...


Peaches and Cream Cake

Ingredients:
• 1 tsp. imitation almond extract
• 1 box yellow cake mix (pudding in the mix)
• 2 pkg. cream cheese, soft
• ½ cup of sugar
• 4 tbl. Peach juice from peaches
• 1 large can of peaches, chopped

Directions:

Mix cake mix according to directions on pkg. Add almond extract (don't dump it all over the counter, like I did). Put it in 9 X 13 pan that’s been greased and floured. Spoon peaches over mix. Mix cream cheese, sugar, and peach juice with mixer. Spoon on top of peaches. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes.