Friday, June 17, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal & A Boys' Fleece Blanket Update

In my life this week…

Organizing, cleaning, working on Sweet Diva orders =) , planning for next year, and basically trying to manage all the things I/we moms juggle while not to tripping on all the "balls" I drop along the way ; )


In our homeschool this week…

Ashlyn has had the week off due to her choir tour/missions trip, my boys and I worked on Spelling, Language Arts & Math.....which included a Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Competition:




 {it's a non-stop party around here!} =)


My favorite thing this week was…

The homecoming concert by the Middle School choir at church on Wednesday night

Questions/thoughts I have…

When playing Tic-Tac-Toe, why does the Cat always get the game when no one wins?  Why not the dog, or the rabbit, or the hamster?



Things I’m working on…

embroidered towel sets for a ♥sweet♥ customer, new items for my Etsy shop, selling old curriculum & buying new, painting (rooms), and trying to figure out which extra activities we will have time/funds for this coming school year


I’m grateful for…

a piano teacher who misses my children and wants them back =)


I’m praying for…

funds to make the above possible, plus wisdom in choosing and how to manage everything I want my children to do vs. everything they want to do


A *photo(s)*, video, link, or quote to share…

If you happened to visit my blog Monday, you know that my daughter talked me into letting her make a very cute fleece blanket last week, and that her brothers also talked me into buying fleece fabric for them.  We couldn't decide whether the way she made hers was too feminine......but my 9-yr. old decided to go ahead with it and was happy to oblige my documentation =) :


Cutting off the selvages.....

.....and finding creative ways to use them....




He made a slight wardrobe change about midway through his project.....




He likes it!  We think it turned out just fine!


His 11 yr. old brother also ended up with a completed Gator blanket, but I can't say for sure who made it. All documentation and photos are hereby sealed under the Pennington family confidentiality agreement due to reputation preservation. =)


Linking up at The Homeschool Chick.....because Homeschool Moms are the coolest kind! ; )

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

2 comments:

Aurie said...

You DO have a lot going on! I love the boys blankets - how fun watching him make it himself :)

Lisa said...

Love the blankets! Go Dawgs! He did a good job! Blessings, Lisa