I’m a little late with the weekly wrap-up….because I got to go on a date with my husband! Alone. With no kids. The in-laws kept all three of them overnight, so, the truth is, I shouldn’t be online at all. But, I’m addicted.
Most of the week was just your pretty mundane, day-to-day stuff, other than our co-op, which was fun…and I was as over it by Friday as the kids! So, Friday morning, I decided to jump right into the fun projects that we haven’t had time for this week, saving the basics for the afternoon. We started out letting the kids design a cover for their nature notebooks, in which they’ll store their journal pages from our nature walks. I really enjoyed seeing the different ways they each decided to illustrate their books. Brianna decorated hers with a variety of animals. Megan drew trees, flowers and animals. Josh drew a couple of trees…holding up an elaborate fort, because, you know, that’s how you get close to nature.
While they did that, I cut the leaves off of some silk greenery for our next project — making Roman headpieces (“winners’ wreaths” from Spend a Day in Ancient Rome). Not unusually for me, we didn’t follow the directions in the book. I planned for us to use the headpieces for our homeschool group’s Around the World Day next month, so I needed to make sure they stayed together. I decided that we would use the hot glue gun. At that moment that project became a Mom one, rather than a kid one. I experimented with several different ways to make the headpieces, along with several different ways to burn myself with the hot glue gun.
All totaled, I wound up with two blisters from the hot glue gun and one nick from the scissors. I’ll post the directions and details in another post…directions for making the headpiece, not for burning yourself with a hot glue gun or cutting yourself with scissors.
The highlight of the week for Josh came in the form of a package in the mail. My online friend, Mary, read my post about Josh’s clone trooper helmet. She emailed and said that she had a storm trooper costume in her attic that no one was using and she wanted to send it to Josh! How cool is that?? So, when the package came in the mail, Josh came running in with it, saying that something had his name on it.
I wouldn’t let him open it until I got my camera because Mary said she wished she could see his face when he opened it. Josh likes to hide his emotions, but he was grinning from ear to ear.
Thank you, Mary! You made his day!
So, what about you? How did your week go? Did you do anything interesting?