Monday, January 21, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - Squirrel Sandwiches, Scout Meeting and a Shipping Crate

Words to Live By

James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Homeschool Fun and Independent Learning

The kids watched these videos today - The Lost Coin Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr song, Gray Squirrel, Adding, and an, at, ap, ad Word Families. We also reviewed our memory verse (Romans 5:8) and sang our theme song for this month - Twinkle Twinkle Precious Star

 We also did The Lost Coin Maze, Dr. Martin Luther King Coloring Page, Squirrel Craft, and Hands On: Counting and reviewed our -ad word family flashcards

Austin and Amanda began a study of the Digestive System today (1-6) and worked on spreadsheets on the computer with Doug. They will be using the spreadsheets to keep track of the money they earn, what goes into savings and what they use for giving.

Books We Enjoyed Today

These are the books I read with Michael and Damien today.

In the Kitchen 

For lunch we had these fun squirrel sandwiches. I made the little acorns out of cheese instead of the grapes and carrots shown in the instruction because I we were out of grapes and carrots. Michael was absolutely thrilled with these sandwiches. 

For dinner this evening I made sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns and applesauce.

Around the House

I cleaned the kitchen after breakfast this morning, did some laundry and cleaned out the refrigerator.

Austin cleaned up the kitchen after lunch and dinner, washed the kitchen floor and did the evening cleanup in the living room and playroom. 

Amanda cleaned out the guinea pig cage, did some laundry and washed down the cabinet and appliance fronts and sides in the kitchen.

Outdoor Fun

Doug brought this huge shipping crated home from work today. We're still deciding exactly how we're going to use it but it will definitely be put to use. Michael checked it out and then watched from the kitchen window while Doug backed it down behind the garage. Then Austin helped unload it.

Fur, Feathers and Four Footed Friends

Michael is my helper when I feed and water the chickens. 

Christopher really wanted to catch one. Fortunately they are pretty calm and didn't seem overly worried. 

We Are Going

Michael's Scout group had awards ceremonies this evening so CJ and I went along with Doug and Michael to see the awards being given and to see their program about presidents and Martin Luther King, Jr. I enjoyed getting the chance to meet the other kids and parents and leaders, and CJ enjoyed the cake at the end of the meeting.

Amanda helped her cousin babysit this evening. She was happy to be asked because she loves the babies and it got her out of doing dishes this evening.

On My Mind

This thought from the sermon yesterday has stuck in my mind - When we choose to walk in our own understanding, we are walking in the way of the enemy. Proverbs 3:5 says - Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. 

Daily Quote

He bites his tongue who speaks in haste. ~ Turkish Proverb

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1 comment:

  1. Cute sandwiches. I think my kiddos would love them just as much as your little guy.