Saturday, November 5, 2011

The week with Halloween

So glad for the weekend to be here. 

I am going to veg out in front of the TV for a little bit today.  Did everyone hear that!  I am going to watch TV.  DO NOT BOTHER ME!!!   Bahahaha

We started our week with an off day.  No, don't go thinking that we like Halloween that much.  It just happened to work out that the Dad was off of work on Monday and we wanted to spend time with him before he went out of town for the week.  Anyway, back to Halloween...

We hosted our neighborhood's Chili Cook Off this year.  It was a driveway full of people and loads of fun!  Especially the part where my girl and her best buddy put on a show/play for the whole neighborhood.  They had been practicing- some scripts they typed up -for about 2 months.  I was not sure they would go through with it, but they did!  It takes guts to get up in front of anyone and speak, but to do it when you are 7 and 8 year old girls is just about the coolest thing I have seen in a long time!  I am one proud mama!!!

Due to a doctors appointment we had to change our schedule around a little this week.  It made for two super busy days instead of just one.  But even with that we were able to get some good "work" time in.  The kids spent a good bit of time this week on Math Whizz.  Still seems to be a fun place for them to play and learn. 

I also took it "back to old school that's so cool..." (oops sorry it might be a little early for singing) and brought out the School House Rock Multiplication DVD.  We have been watching it during breakfast time! 

We also read about protists in Science.  I have a friend who has a microscope that we are going to borrow and use next week.  That will be really neat.

The kiddos have also been playing a new game I downloaded onto the iPad.  Well, two new games actually!  One is Presidents vs Aliens and the other is Stack The States.  The iPad has gone with us everywhere this week so they could play these games.  It has been fun listening to them talking about the Presidents.  During one game session they apparently missed the question and my girl said "oh no AHH it was the one with the weird hair!"  I guess we just can't appreciate the fashion of other times.  hahahahaha

It was raining during piano this week so I drove the kids around to the piano lady's house (instead of letting them walk through the little patch of woods behind our house).  While I was sitting in the car waiting on them I was able to catch up on a favorite blog of mine .  This week she shared a post about how important our words are.  A good post if you have a couple of minutes to read it. 

Off to go and refresh my coffee and kick some kid shows off my TV!  (I guess that will give me mean mom title for today!  But too bad so sad!)  :-)

Bienvenido a Mi vida loca


  1. We love stack the states. I'm going to have to check out the other one. Thanks for the tip.

    Popping in from the wrap-up.

  2. We love school house rocks. I might check those games out the iPad.

  3. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that had that off week last week with Halloween. One of the great things about homeschooling is that there really aren't any off weeks. The children are always learning, not matter if you are using books or not.

  4. The games on the iPad sound fun--definitely going to check them out! Thanks! Visiting from the Hop.

  5. My blog has the same backdrop. When I opened this I thought I was on my post. And then it initially seemed we blogged about the same thing. It is different but similar themes - the need for Quiet time. Anyway, nice meeting you. I'll be back for more.