Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Walnut Acre Daily - A First Lost Tooth, Austin's Lasagna and More

Words to Live By

Isaiah 7:9

If you do not stand firm in your faith,
    you will not stand at all.

Homeschool Fun

The younger kids watched Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho and Gideon Bible Story to go with our Jesse Tree readings. Then they worked on some worksheets and coloring pages. We also reviewed the -at family words.

Our worksheets/coloring pages today came from 

Three Boys and a Dog (Candy Cane Color by Number)
Coloring Pages for Kids (Alphabet Coloring Pages)

Austin and Amanda continued the Health/Nutrition unit today and in Math they studied dividing fractions. This evening we started reading the second book in the Lions of Judah series by Gilbert Morris - No Woman So Fair. This book is about Sarah and Abraham. We also read Proverbs 10.

Books We Enjoyed Today

In the Kitchen

We had sausage, bread and fruit for breakfast, and  tomato soup, sandwiches and fruit for lunch. 

Austin made lasagna (his own recipe) for dinner this evening. Because he knew he might be gone this evening he made it this morning and had it ready for me to put in the oven this evening. 

Outdoor Fun

Michael and I took a little walk this afternoon while all the other little kids were taking their naps. It's always hard for me to get motivated to go for a walk in the afternoons after the house gets quiet for naptime. It's easier to do something on the computer or even doze off on the couch for a few minutes. But I'm always so glad when I do make myself go. It's good for me and gets my brain awake again, and it's also good for Michael to get the fresh air and sunshine and exercise. Even though he's usually out at least 30 minutes in the morning and again in the evening, he seems to really need that afternoon exercise as well. Otherwise he just gets so restless it's hard on us all. 

We Are Going

Other than taking Lauren to preschool this afternoon I didn't have to go anywhere. 

Doug and Austin went back to the same place they were at yesterday to work on a car. They went right after Doug got home from work around 3:00 this afternoon and got home again around 5:30. 

Just For Fun

Michael lost his first tooth today and was so excited! When it first came out though he turned white as a sheet and was shaking so hard he could hardly hold a glass of water to take a drink. I'm not sure why it affected him that way, and I was glad he recovered quickly. Then he spent a large part of his morning trying to pull another one out until I finally had to get firm with him and tell him that he had to leave his teeth alone until they are ready to come out. He has a tooth on top that was damaged in a fall when he was smaller that we thought would come out first but it didn't happen that way. I thought we had lost the tooth because Austin didn't realize I had put it in a small bowl (I'm all out of small plastic bags) and he put the bowl in the dishwasher. But, after fishing around in the bottom of the dishwasher for awhile I finally found a very clean tooth, much to Michael's relief.

The kids spent a lot of time after dinner this evening reading and playing with Doug. 

Daily Deals

Today's Quote

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. ~ Bernard Baruch

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1 comment:

  1. Yeah to Michael! It's always fun. Glad you found it in the dishwasher...I would hate to hear about the chaos that would follow if you hadn't.

    You're tree looks pretty, even from a distance.