Saturday, April 13, 2019

April Fools, Anniversary Week, Lye, Art Classes, Journey...Exhaustion

What a week.  I'm exhausted and even more exhausted remembering everything that we have been doing.

Our chickens are laying again, and one of the ladies left this for Lydia in the boxes....The egg looked like a fingerling

On Sunday Lydia and her friend went to an ice skating party.  It was a lot of fun to watch.  No way I was getting on

Monday brought on Joey's favorite holiday...April Fools Day.  Here were some surprises....

A roach in his lunch.

"orange juice" - Jello cups

"cinnamon rolls" - bbq chicken roll-ups

Snake in the bathroom

Veggies in a doughnut box for his
 Doughnuts for dinner "turkey meatloaf and mashed potato icing"

Snack was low-carb almond flour "hot dogs" with relish.

Our first science experiment was melting a soda can with lye.  It was pretty amazing!

We also popped helium balloons with matches.  Which was very cool and tried to shrink them in cold.  But they did not shrink very well.

This week to go along with Sierra Leone, I made Baked chicken Jollof Rice.  Joe said it was yummy.

The girls had an art class on how to paint using hot glue.

We practiced full serves in tennis.

Enjoyed bowling...only 1 more week of the season.

Lydia and I had her first orientation meeting.  She starts ZooTeens soon.

Joe and I are going to try a 5K together in May.  So we are getting out more.

We have new baby chicks.

Lydia and Caty took an art class on Zentangles

It was our 21st anniversary this week.  We always include the kids in our celebration.  Well this year I didn't plan much on the actual date, because I was waiting for our huge family party in a couple weeks.  The kids were very disappointed, so I had to pull a party together in a couple hours.  This was the result....

She discovered her cup lights

Mini-pie pans for Caty

That afternoon, Lydia tried volleyball, and she liked it!  Guess we have a new sport this season.

In History we continued watching videos about World War 2 and have been reading from War, Peace and All That Jazz.    *** Watch for our upcoming review studying world history using Pathway to Liberty.***
We also been using the World War II study from Classroom Complete Press.  I found this resource on

We also watched a special on Pearl Harbor and the movie Mrs. Miniver.

The girls are chugging along on their instrument studies.  Caty has been taking drums this semester and Lydia has been continuing piano.  She's working on two handed play for Fur Elise.

Lydia started a class in studying the Series of Unfortunate Events through the elements of Literature.  This is her presenting one of her projects....drawing the characters.

We hosted a bball game/practice with friends from our Kingdom Hall on Friday night.  This is always a lot of fun.

Lydia is struggling balancing on her board, but hasn't given up totally yet.

Some friends invited Joe and I to go with them to see a Journey tribute band.  The location was near Joe's sister.  She was able to keep the kids.  So we got a night away.  This was the first time in many years we have been away together....and I mean many years.

We walked around the little town and did some shopping and then got ready for dinner with our friends and the show.

We were not sure what to expect, but the show was so good!!  We really loved it.

After this week of constant, and I mean it felt like constant activity...we were exhausted.  But life never stops.  So we just keep rolling.

Linking up with other moms at....

Homeschool Coffee Break

1 comment:

  1. So many exciting things this week! You really went all out for April Fools - I loved all of the look-alike pranks, and the bbq chicken rolls look yummy. Best wishes as you prepare for the 5k, and thanks for linking up!