Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another journal 12/10

It's late; 10:10 p.m. But it was a good day so I think I'll recap:

  • got a little bit of schoolish stuff done in the am. Sean: phonics, reading, math, Latin
  • Becky - piano lesson, can't remember if we got anything else done!
  • Hannah got up early to finish studying for Spanish final and then went to take it. Thinks she did alright
  • Will got up and read his Stephen Vincent Benet short story. Don't think he did much else though
  • Josh did a little math homework and started writing his book report on St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Read the story of St. Helen and Constantine out of the Christmas and the Saints book. Lovely!
  • Read the next chapter in Black Ships Before Troy; Paris died. Very sad.
  • I got in a cooking mood and made beef stew for dinner and then chicken salad for lunch
  • Said a rosary by myself. Mind wandered terribly!
  • Becky unschooled some math. She made a little target for a stray magnetic dart left over from a dartboard we had years ago. She kept adding up points. Then she measured her height. She wants to be 4 ft so she can ride on a 'real' roller coaster, not a kids' one.
  • Becky came with me to Will's and Sean's VT. We took a trip to Starbucks and then back. Dr. Malhotra gave her a little pattern game to play with in the office. I suppose that was more math!
  • Josh spent most of the day reading one of the books in the Artemis Fowl series.
  • We watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original animated one)
  • Kids went and performed a puppet show about Our Lady of Guadalupe. A very talented homeschooling mom we know made these incredible marionettes. Will operated the Mary marionette, Josh the Bishop. Sean played a conquistador who helped with the sets. And Becky along with the creator's daughter whom she is friend's with, were angels who also helped with the set. It is a really wonderful little production!
  • Afterwards we ran to the library. Josh got the next Artemis Fowl book. I got another book out by the same author Eoin Colfer which seems geared to younger kids. Sean started reading it! Yippee! I hope he sticks with it. Becky got out several Dr. Seuss books.
  • Took Will to CLC. Hannah and Rick went out to dinner. Rick went back to work today for the first time in more than a week! He still is very tired though and feel asleep on the couch and just now woke up and went to bed!

Now I think I'll go off to bed too.

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