Friday, August 29, 2014

more August pics

"Tigger is eating my hand"


 bird house and feeder 
building and decorating

the girls wanted 
their beds right next to each other!

rainy afternoon inside tent for movie and snack

August school

August dates

Abigail and Daddy breakfast date
Daddy and Abigail went out for breakfast together at Panera.  They brought along a game to play while they ate and had a great morning together!
Hadassah and Mommy coffee and game date
Hadassah insisted on wearing her ballet leotard because that would be "fancy." 
And she convinced me that she needed a pink cake pop to go with her "cold chocolate"!
 we brought Spot it and Memory to play together

Corban and Mommy 
date to the 
Plantation Mother & Son Hoedown

We ate snacks and dinner, 
did the chicken dance, 
played with balloons 
and Corban had fun at the boys activities!



hat toss

We made the front page of our local paper!

We went to another delicious demonstration dinner with wine tasting at Publix Aprons.

With the Sarah and James, we went to Qquest 
(a room escape game where we had to find clues and solve riddles to work our way out!).  
None of us knew what to expect, but we solved the game in record time and 
had so much fun we are going back to do another room this week!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall Semester

This school year, Corban and Abigail will both be doing Classical Conversations Foundations program again.  CC is on Cycle 3 this year, with the United States of America as the focus for History and Geography.  To compliment what we will be doing with CC,  I have chosen 
MFW Adventures in U.S. History curriculum to do at home with both children!
I am really looking forward to the opportunities this will provide for learning and discovering and reading together.  There might be some areas that I will need to simplify for Abigail and I plan on Corban doing quite a bit of additional reading of American people, events and literature.  He has already started reading some of the Who was...? 
biography series and is making a book with summaries of the people he reads about.
Together we will read Mathematicians Are People, Too 
and as a family we are currently reading Dandelion Wine.  

Corban will also begin:
Horizon Math 3 (book 1)

Abigail will continue
her Bible reader and notebook from MFW 1st grade
and will begin
Horizons Math K (book 2)
A Reason for Handwriting A

While other activities/classes will begin in September, 
(Classical Conversations- Corban and Abigail, 
IMACS- Corban, swim team- Corban, 
and ballet- Abigail and Hadassah) 
we begin our curriculums at home this week!

Sunday, August 17, 2014


We joined a playgroup that has really fun playdates!  They are geared more for Hadassah's age, so we usually just go to events at a park where Corban and Abigail can play on the playground (and participate some!) while Hadasssah has fun with her friends.
Superhero theme
The children made masks and we took Superhero pictures.

Wonder Woman!

spa theme 
(cucumber eyes, hand scrub, nail painting, and smoothie stations!)
This month, we have also had fun meeting friends at the park 
or inviting them over for swimming at our house!