Life was kind of quiet this week. Isaac didn’t feel well Monday so he stayed home from school. Tuesday, he was out of school for local elections. So, we went shopping! It’s gotten cold here in Ohio, and we needed to bulk up our winter wardrobes. I’m still missing a box of winter clothes. The one with my long sleeved shirts. The one with my favorite peach fleece pull-over. We did find one box of winter clothes for Emma, but realized she still had no snow coat. She has a couple of nicer coats – a furry, pink one and a sherpa-lined one. But, neither of these would be good for playing in the snow. So, we hit the mall. Emma found her coat and gloves/hat/scarf. Isaac got a few things – new jeans, a couple of tops. We all still need winter boots, and we’ll probably take care of that this weekend since snow is in the forecast again next week. Blech!! Emma starts Nutcracker rehearsals this weekend. She will have four hours of rehearsal every Saturday until the performance. I can’t wait to see the show!
Homeschooling went well this week. Emma started a new book for literature, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple. We are using the unit study from Moving Beyond the Page to go along with it. She is really enjoying it! This week, she wrote a journal entry as if she were a pioneer. She loves writing assignments like these. She wrote:
Nov. 1, 1849We just arrived in the planes of Texas. It’s really hot here and the mosquitos just won’t go away. We set up our tent and our mattresses. I am lucky I don’t have to share a mattress or a blanket with anyone, but they are itchy and I think there are some fleas. It’s hard to fall asleep at night listening to men shouting, talking, and drinking. The river is calm now, and I can hear the crickets chirping. My papa and my brothers are going panning first thing tomorrow morning. They will be gone a long time. I can go down later but I have to do my lessons with mama. The candle light is about to go out.Good night diary