This has been a crazy busy week. I am not getting done with tasks that I need to get done. It's almost vacation time. My to-do list is getting longer and longer. The pain attacks though were in full force this week, so most days every movement was a challenge for me.
We did get a lot of schoolwork accomplished though. There was a couple more projects I would've loved to have finished, but we they are ongoing projects for next summer, so it's fine to keep working on them.
This week was the start of teaching more cooking skills. The girls were asked to help to several cooking projects throughout the week. They helped to cook lunches and even bake cakes for a bridal shower this weekend.
I never use box cake mixes, but I also never bake gluten cakes anymore. I knew most people would not like a gluten-free cake, so I opted to buy some cake mixes. This was such a novelty for the girls. Here Caty is making a Pink Camo cake mix that we got as an experiment.
Caty learned about making hamburgers also. They love doing cooking activities. I had a hard time not totally freaking out. I have such severe food sensitivities that I watch everything so close in the kitchen to avoid cross-contamination. I bit my tongue constantly. Of course, they wanted to do it their way first. They had a hard time trying to stop and listen to how I was trying to show them the correct way. The new knives helped out immensely with some of my sanity.
The girls worked on a couple different projects this week. Caty was learning about flight and Lydia was learning about Lighthouses.
We used liquids like water, corn syrup, glycerine and vegetable oil to create various mixtures.
Joey is almost finished with his presidents class on Minecraft. He is doing really well on the Wordly Wise program I started him on. Some is a little too difficult, so I just adjust it and have him do what he can handle. Math is a real struggle for him right now. It has been really bad this week, even the Comic program I bought him is a problem for him. So That too is something I am looking at.
We do have some projects we are working on. Caty is building a model next week of the Wright Brothers first plane. Lydia is finishing her lighthouse art. Joey is going to finish his Minecraft Presidents class. Oh and we are going to be working on our Pompeii material for their Traveling through History with Doctor Who History class. I don't want to get behind before we get started.
I think we are all looking forward to a 2 week break. I won't be able to leave as much work at home as I thought I would, but it'll still be enjoyable. Lots of exciting adventures coming the next couple weeks! Then activities start back up and we are very excited to start back with some of our groups and seeing our friends more often.
I hope everyone had a nice week and has a great week next week.
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