Monday, November 19, 2012

The Walnut Acre Daily - Homemade Seasonings, Boy Scouts and a Compost Bin

Words to Live By

Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed is the man who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by rivers of water, which yields it's fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither - whatever they do prospers.

We Are Learning

As usual the younger kids watched three short videos this morning. For our Bible lesson we watched a video about Baby Moses, for math a video about counting to 100 and for phonics a  video about the letter a and the short a sound. Then they were allowed to choose papers to color or worksheets to complete to go with the lessons. Later in the morning we played memory and read some stories. 

Austin and Amanda's math and science were both on video today. Math was Algebra: Linear Equations Part 3 and in Science they studied Radioactivity, Radiation and Radioactive Isotopes. This evening we read pages 198 - 213 from The Heart of a Lion by Gilbert Morris (English/Literature) and our Bible reading was Proverbs 2. 

In the Kitchen

Amanda mixed up some homemade taco seasoning mix and some homemade dry onion soup mix this morning. She used these recipes. I'm looking forward to using them in cooking soon. 

This evening I thought I was making dinner but she took over seasoning the potatoes. Besides baked potato wedges we also had corn and Broccoli Chicken Casserole.

Outdoor Fun

The kids did play outside twice today and this evening CJ and Doug worked in the shed for awhile but I didn't get any pictures. These pictures are from Saturday when Doug, CJ, Michael and Mykalin worked on building a semi-contained compost area. Madeline was also out with them playing in the garden area. 

We Are Going

Earlier today Michael, Damien and I took Lauren to preschool and then made a quick stop at the grocery store for a few things. 

This evening Austin and Michael had there Scout meetings. Doug is the one who takes them to their meetings. Michael was so excited because although this his third meeting it's the first time he had a uniform to wear. 

Home again - tired but happy!

Just Because

Just a random snapshot into our day. 

Today's Quote

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. ~ Author Unknown

Books We Enjoyed Today

1 comment:

  1. I love to read your updates. It's great to have a child who likes to cook. I think they all should learn. I just wish mine would do what they say. LOL They say the want to cook, but don't. Hmmm.