Weekly Wrap-Up: The one with spring break and Easter week

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday, y’all! I hope you’ve had an amazing week. Ours flew by at warp speed – one of the down sides of a break week. They always go by too quickly. It’s been absolutely gorgeous, though. Early weather reports had me worried that it would be cold and rainy all week, but the first three days of the week really couldn’t have been any prettier.


This was one of those rare homeschool spring breaks in which we took off when nearly every other school in the area was off. I tried the talk the kids into waiting until next week, but they really wanted to be off this week. It worked out okay since Megan got to have her cousin, who attends public school, over for a sleepover Wednesday night.

Josh and a couple of friends bounced around from house to house most of the week and Megan is off for a sleepover with another friend tonight. Poor unsocialized homeschooled kids.

Megan and her cousin made bird nest treats for dessert yesterday. I thought they turned out really cute. They were really tasty, too!

bird nest treats

We spent some time at the jump park again this week. It was so crowded with kids on spring break! That will just make us appreciate it more once it’s deserted again. It’s really not been my intention to go every week, but it’s so much fun!

We started out the week by doing this:


I admit to being rather disappointed in the movie. I really wanted to see it because I love The Big Bang Theory and Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, is the voice of the little alien. He seemed absolutely perfect for the role.

The alien, “O,” was cute and there were some cute moments in the movie, but overall, it was mostly silly and, well, boring. The doesn’t mean Megan and I will quit quoting the cute parts, though. “Can I come into the out now?”

I had a visitor Tuesday morning. He woke me up, but it wasn’t until later that I was coherent enough to realize that the neighbors weren’t hammering on something. He was quite cooperative and waited until I got my camera and changed lens before posing for a photo shoot. Isn’t he beautiful?


I only had one post at About.com this week, but it’s been fairly popular: How to Homeschool Year Round. If you’re still on the fence about year-round homeschooling, check it out!

And now I’m looking forward to a busy Easter weekend with my family and my church family, celebrating the resurrection of my Savior. It occurred to me earlier this week that we make such a big deal out of Christmas, spending weeks in preparation. Don’t get me wrong – Christmas is a big deal, but Easter? Easter is what it’s all about.

Christmas celebrates the fact that Jesus came to Earth for a purpose, but on Easter that purpose was fulfilled. Jesus sacrificed Himself for the sins of the world and rose again for the salvation of man. He is risen; He is risen indeed!

Happy Easter, friends!

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. You are so right! I have been extremely excited for Easter this weekend. I am so excited to celebrate His resurrection and what He’s done for us! We are probably going to see the movie tomorrow so I hope we like it :). My hubby is worried all the cute parts are in the commercials 🙂 Hope you have a wonderfully blessed Easter weekend and great week!

  2. I love that woodpecker photo. And I just pinned that bird’s nest recipe earlier this week so I’ll try and make it soon. It’s so cute!

  3. All our friends and family were on spring break also this week and I had to fight to keep on track because we have vacation later this month. Thanks for sharing the review of the movie and the bird nest treats! Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter and thanks for hosting!

  4. Did you realize that the movie is based on the book “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex. We listened to the audio version and LOVED it. We are still quoting that same line 3 years later.

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