Monday, November 30, 2009

November is over already!?

I can not believe it is the last day of November already. My kids are already asking when we can put up the tree and our many Christmas activities start this weekend. We do have a lot to show for the last 30 days.

We have been learning a lot. And my kids are really enjoying all the science experiments/demonstrations that we have been doing lately as we explore the elements.

Aluminum conducting electricity to light up the flashlight bulb.

Henry has decided he is ready to "do school" so has been playing letter and number games.

We have had a great time outside enjoying the lovely fall weather. Lots of bike riding and lots of playtime at the park.

This little lady has taken up a lot of my time. There are days I think my back is going to break because I have been carrying her around all day. She is certainly growing (16 lbs already) and maturing quickly. My little baby is rolling over and I can already see signs that army crawling isn't too far in the future. That may mean the end of little legos and playmobil guys out in the living room. Lets hope she will still be more or less immobile until after the Christmas tree gets put away.

I am looking forward to the next few weeks. I haven't planned a whole lot but I know we have a number of great Christmas stories to read and a lot of great activities to attend. I will enjoy them a little more this year. I was suffering with "all times of the day sickness" last year.

Hurray for the Christmas Season, I think I am ready!


Melissa said...

I haven't checked in on you guys for quite a while, and I must say ~ "WOW!" The kids are growing up, you have a BABY!!(darling, by the way), and you're still amazing me with your incredible ability to homeschool your kids and be active outside the home as well!!
I'm attempting homeschool and feeling a little overwhelmed and a lot underqualified. I guess I'm not as organized as i should be or spead too much time worrying about making sure I follow some sort of outline?? I don't know if I'm doing a good job, but Parker is reading and doing math, figuring out english grammar stuff, and is enthusiastic about crafts and music. I would like to add history and science to our curriculum, but don't have a clue where to start??
Anyway, you amaze me... still. Glad to see you all are doing so well! Miss our park buddies!!

the lazy reader said...

Such a cutie. I love the polka dots.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Your little lady sure is growing up fast! She is darling.

And I agree, it is hard to believe that November is already gone. But I sure do love the magic December brings.