Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Our 100th day of school

Today is our 100th day of homeschooling this year!  
We planned some fun activities to help us celebrate this milestone.

We started off the day with pancakes shaped as a 100.

We were ready to attend classes at our homeschool Co-Op but due to weather (Icy roads and freezing rain) classes were cancelled.  It's a good thing we homeschool so our 100th day of school could still take place :-)
I saw this cute idea to make 100th day glasses on Pinterest and what's a celebration without balloons?

 For Math we did this fun activity where the kids see how many rolls of the dice it takes to get to 100 (also found on Pinterest :-)

Luke decided to play with his car and chalk instead of rolling the die :-)
We also read a story and sang a song that we found in a book at the Library.
Miriam and Luke loved the song from the book "50 Thematic songs sung to your favorite tunes" (sung to 99 bottles of beer on the wall):
"100 days of school in all, 
100 days of school.
We managed to count a large amount, 
100 days of school in all."

The book,100th Day Worries, showed the various ways to count to 100 and it was a fun story to read.

Finally, we had the opportunity to attend Mass in the extraordinary form offered by our Associate Pastor Father Peter Wigton. (The Church is really close to our house and the roads were pretty well salted by Mass time.)

All in all it was a pretty fun day- now on to the next 100 days :-)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Let it Snow!

Thomas is all bundled up and ready for the snow
This post is primarily for my family and friends in Southern California. In our new home of Gaylord, MI they average 150 inches of snow a year. This is three times the amount of snow we had in Stevens Point, WI and well I know most of my family and friends have a hard time picturing what life with that much snow would be like. The week we have a winter storm brewing and it'll be snowing pretty much every day so I took some pictures of our drive to Mass to share with you! 
Here they are:

Our view out the front windshield of the car

See how well the roads are plowed!

Snow everywhere as far as the eye can see

Friday, January 11, 2013

William's Creations

It's been a while since I've featured William in a post so here is one on his favorite thing to do - build things out of blocks, Legos, etc.  Here's a video of him describing his house boat followed by pictures of some of his creations.  He's getting so big!  Enjoy.



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