We're all feeling better, which is the number one thing to be thankful for. The weather isn't quite so cold and is supposed to be up to -3 pretty soon! That will feel like summer weather after being in the deep freeze:). I have to admit that the cold days were still quite nice. The sun was shining brightly most days and we were blessed with being able to stay inside. I have some super cute pictures to share sometime soon, but it's too late to upload them now.
We've gotten a lot accomplished this week, including some "exercising of the furniture" as my father in law likes to call it:). We've had a good week homeschooling and working together. We had the opportunity to use the online Abeka classes for free and enjoyed their Bible, Math and Language classes. Elyssia thinks they're very interesting teachers and has learned quite a bit the past couple days. It's nice to be able to refer to certain lessons that she wasn't grasping the concepts for. It's been a blessing to see her enjoy working the problems and it's like a light bulb turned on when the other teacher explained it. I have to say that it takes a lot longer for her to get her work done, when going through it class style. I'm not sure what she thinks of longer school days. I watched several of the sessions with her and all the kids watched the Bible lessons. I think we'll try some of the History and Science next week.
We've also been reading through a book that my mother in law let us borrow. It's called Dale of the Mounted. We've almost finished the book and the boys have "red coat fever!" That means they think being a Mountie would be great:). The girls are also enjoying the book and enjoy snuggling on the cold winter afternoons.
Garrison has also been working on a Lego creation that he plans to enter into a competition. All entry pictures must be in by Feb 15th. I don't want to give away his design, but I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and post them next month.
It's hard to believe that another week has passed so quickly! Only 6 more days til Samuel turns 1!!! He's an adventurous little fella. He acquired the nickname of "bubby", but I'm thinking he might need a more mature nickname after he's 1.
Til next time...