Friday, August 19, 2011

Bits and Pieces

Whew. Busy week. Planning, hosting, shopping, driving ... it all makes for a thin margin of time to write.

But, still plugging along with Project Life, I have been taking pictures! Here are a few bits and pieces of life this week:

1. The girls spent a couple hours one afternoon making an amusement park out of cardboard boxes for their dolls. Caroline's doll is all strapped in with a duct tape seatbelt and crash helmet here (which she definitely needed). Just one more reason to nominate the inventor of duct tape for a Nobel prize.


2. As you know, we love listening to audiobooks in the car. Our latest "read" is The Magician's Elephantwhich I frankly enjoyed much more as an audiobook (the narrator is faaaaabulous, dahling) than as a read-aloud. And I say that as a Kate DiCamillo fan. I just didn't love the book the way I have others of hers ... but the audiobook won me over.


3. We attended a wedding reception for our friends Joseph and Joanna (yup, Joe and Jo!) on Sunday afternoon. Caroline is always eager to be photographed with the bride. Maybe she's hoping the romantic aura will rub off on her? That girl seriously scares me sometimes with her eight boyfriends (all older and sweetly disinterested in her none-too-subtle designs on them). 


4. I've been purchasing books/curriculum and digging reusables out of boxes like a crazy woman. And, this week we attended orientation for our Classical Conversations group. I came away both exhilarated ... and overwhelmed. The mass of STUFF to organize, file, laminate, put in page protectors, review with the children, and remember each week is not for the faint of heart, my friends. And, my inner introvert wanted to curl up among the couch cushions and suck her thumb, as is typical when we're in large groups and the Inner Extrovert has to drive for a while. That said, I'm so impressed by the other mamas involved in this group. They're kind, reassuring, and apparently quite productive.


5. I'd promised Ashley, my 11-year-old niece, that I'd show her how to make a duct tape wallet way back in June. Well, with five days left before school starts for her, we got it done! Then she and her sister and cousins (my girls) had a duct tape crafting extravaganza. See point #1 concerning  the Nobel Prize.

Happy Weekending, everyone! 

P.S. Fellow Texans, this is the weekend to shop for school supplies tax-free. Even if you homeschool like us, you still need a few pencils and markers on hand, n'est-ce pas? 








11 comments:

Stephanie said...

And I nominate you for introducing my crafty daughter to the wonders of duct tape - a real lifesaver this summer! In fact, I think I need to write my own blog post showcasing her creations. :)

Hannah said...

Oh, thank you, Stephanie. I had actually heard from a third party of Emma's prowess with duct tape. I'd love to see her creations!

Julie said...
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Julie said...

Beautiful pictures! I felt the exact same way at our Classical Conversations orientation! It was our first ever official week of homeschooling! But no CC this year...just getting to know our way first I think:)

Julie said...

Sorry about the super ugly picture connected to my comment..I'm trying to fix it..thus the deleted first comment.. failing miserably but will keep trying!:)

Hannah said...

Julie, you will do just fine! In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He really will direct your path. I'll be praying for you, too. Enjoy the journey!

Heidi said...

Or you could just review from the Foundations guide or CD and skip all the extra 'stuff.' :) I kept a 3-ring binder for all the handouts so they'd all be in one place. Oh, and I guess I put the history and science cards in 1/2 sheet page protectors and 3-ring binders. Boy, oh boy, (oh, boy :)) do I understand the introvert issue, though...

Danica Newton said...

Oh my, is that a duct tape flower I see??? Fabulous!

Aubrey Walker said...

Hannah you are such a good writer, I love your blogs!! :)

Ami said...

Danica, I wonder what your youngest could do with duct tape? It might be best just to wonder...

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