"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Friday, April 26, 2013

Weekly Wrap-up {1}

Homeschool Mother's Journal, 4/26/13

In my life this week...I am still getting used to taking care of our dairy goats. Milking has become a habit, but I'm still adjusting to the actual care of the goats. But the more I do it, the more I enjoy it. And the children are loving it, too.  :)

In our homeschool this week...we got all of the lessons completed in 4 days, so we have today off - the youngers and I will  run errands. And Ian went to work with hubby.

Helpful homeschool advice or tips to share...when looking for next year's school books, check out the used books at abebooks.com  or on amazon.com. I got all of my children's books (used)  for next year for $130.00 using both websites. Some of the books only cost a penny! And they are in great shape. Also, with the AO curriculum that we use, many of the books are in the public domain, so they can be read online for free, saving even more money.

People we're seeing...friends came for the afternoon yesterday. And today, our homeschool group is having park play date. Not sure if we're going, though. 

My favorite thing this week was...Ian conquered graphing parabolas! Yay!  :)

My children's favorite things this week were...the readings in George Washington's World, Abigail Adams, Shakespeare, and sketching in their Nature journals.

Things I am working on... trying to find joy in the Lord - even in the midst of trials. 

I am cooking...Ham-Broccoli Stromboli and Cream of Tomato for supper tonight.

I am grateful for...a very encouraging conversation with a dear friend on Wednesday afternoon.

I am praying for...a friend whose mom passed away of cancer 2 days ago. She was such a sweet lady and radiated the love of the Lord. I am so thankful that her suffering is over and she is finally Home, but I'm saddened for the family members that have to adjust to life with her.

I rewarded my children this week with... homemade chocolate syrup to make chocolate goat milk. 

Something I have my eye on...a grain mill to make my own flour. Wow - they are pricey! So at this point, I'm  praying about it.

A photo to share...
Ian dissecting a crayfish for Biology.

A quote to share..."If mothers could learn to do for themselves what they do for their children when these are overdone, we should have happier households. Let the mother go out to play!" ~ Charlotte Mason (vol.3 p.33)

Hoping you have a week-end full of the Lord's blessings, friends!  :)

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