Monday, November 28, 2016

Decorating for Christmas

I'm so far behind on posting photos to my blog that I'm posting Christmas pictures in July. It's funny, I thought I was busy with two babies and two toddlers but that's nothing compared to homeschooling two elementary kids. I'm trying to not feel stressed out or guilty for not posting pictures. I do want to keep it up though, because one day I will get caught up. In the meantime... here's Christmas in July. (Dating it as Christmas to keep continuity up.)


 The day after Thanksgiving we pulled out the Christmas decorations. Normally I'm a Dec 1st at the earliest kind of girl, but since we were planning on going to Texas this Christmas, we wanted to have time to enjoy our decorations.

 We have a big tree and a small one, but again, since we weren't going to be here for Christmas the family voted for the small tree.



 Our Christmas Book Calendar. One a day until the 25th.


 My little bookworms.

 Maddie working on her animal research paper.

Izzie working on her paper.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2017

 The star of the show, Mr. Turkey Lurkey. This year we had Myself, John, Maddie, Izzie, Nanna and Popo around our Thanksgiving Table.



 Maddie, Jake and Popo

 The Apple Pie the girls helped make.

 John tending to the fire

 Playing Clue


Time for seconds...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Just some November Pictures

 Chubby little squirrel on our fence!

 Izzie

 Horse lessons





 John bought me Batman PJ's.

 Izzie sitting by the fire.

 Izzie helping make pie for Thanksgiving.

 Maddie helping with the crust.

 The girls made a really awesome Lego city with tons of details.






Izzie and Maddie talking to cousins on skype.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Reading all the time, everywhere!

 We went to see a junior production of Shrek the Musical. All the actors were kids and they did a great job. The kid that was the gingerbread man was hilarious. Complete stage ham. He carried the production in my opinion!

 Daddy, Izzie and Momma

 The girls trying to push me out of my reading spot. They are pretty good at that.

 Nanna looking at all our library books and Izzie trying to weasel her way into the chair.

 Maddie working on her research paper on Lions.

 Izzie working on her research paper on Cheetahs.

 Maddie and Izzie in the reading chair.

 Nanna's house plants make a great indoor jungle.

 Maddie spied a hawk!


 Reading Harry Potter at the Breakfast table.



Friday, November 11, 2016

Maddie's Bangs

 Izzie was star of the month at the Music Studio.

 Izzie.

 Maddie and Izzie in Nanna's new tree.

 Izzie about to get a haircut.

 Maddie pre-haircut


 And Maddie got BANGS! And they look so good on her.

 Izzie got a blunt cut down the back.


 Maddie trying out new hair styles.

 We were studying the Oregon Trail and I found the old game I used to play when I was a kid. After the girls got done laughing at the graphics, they had fun playing.

 Maddie making a cage for egg drop challenge. Izzie's egg broke during the making of the cage so she was disappointed.

 Maddie's egg cage.

Her egg made three drops up to the 3 foot mark. Great job!