Thursday, January 11, 2018

Published!


Gabe got one of his articles published in the local community newspaper.  

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year's .... reading

There has been lots of reading going on around here post-Christmas. Today marks the beginning of New-Year's-read-the-Bible-in-one-year-Reading-Plan-Day thanks to our good friends, the Wards, who spur us on!!  

So far the reading check list includes, but is not limited to:
Lang Lang's autobiography.  Gabe.  Obviously.  
And Mike Lupica's Baseball book, Heat.  Gabe.  Obviously.
Two of the three T. Sutherland Menagerie books, which Cole read in a 10-hour-reading-marathon.  
I finished Law and Liberty by Rushdooney and Swansons's taking the world for Jesus.
Essy read about 7 Nate Great (does that count as reading) and a Geronimo Stilton book.
Essy and I are working through Beautiful Girlhood, together.
Several readings of The Twits and Winnie the Pooh.
We listened to all three Gary Paulsen Hatchet series books, which were a resounding, meh.
Jason has an ongoing list of massive books he is purposing to finish, including Milton's paradise lost, which I think is insane.  He is done Chesterton's Father Brown series, but is re-reading it to avoid Milton. 

The fire is just so nice that it seems totally reasonable to sit in front of it for hours and forget that someone needs to make food around here...




Monday, December 18, 2017

Homeschool Band

This year, the homeschool band was a brass quintet of fairly senior players... and Cole.  Cole improved so much this season.  He started in September, barely able to hold a note for 5 seconds, to confidently playing all the Christmas repertoire at this year's concert.

Thanks, as always to Mrs. Shew, who is the more gracious, patient and generous bandmaster ever.





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Season of Performances

Christmas brings all kinds of performances around here.  The nutcracker at the NAC and the Christmas co-op recital being the most recent.  This Friday marks the end of the fall term and we are all ready for a break.  It always comes sooner than I expect and I am always anxious we haven't gotten enough done, but the snow is here and it's hard to say no to a frozen pond, so we'll pick up the books again in January.  



For onto you a Child is born

Play Practice
Mary and Joseph presenting the infant Christ to Simeon

Cutest Inn Keeper ever

The Angel Gabriel