Friday, April 22, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up and Tot School Combo

Kayleigh is 38 months old

Mackenzie is not a tot


It was spring break here so there wasn’t much schooling going on at all.  We did mainly Easter activities and hung out.

The big bust of the week was the fact that we went to Busch Gardens.  When public school was out.  What were we thinking.  It took hours to get in the gate and then it was just people all day.  The kids got on about four rides, Kayleigh one.  Never again.  




We got to visit with an old friend from Guam.  Mackenzie and I hadn’t seen her in four years.  Now she’s got babies.


We thought Kayleigh would be thrilled to have a playmate her size, but Kayleigh and Morgan ignored each other. LOL  Kayleigh opted to do this instead…




Mackenzie was in baby heaven.


Although school was out, we still had to take care of our insect zoo.


These lady bug larva are still ugly and still don’t resemble a lady bug in any way. LOL

Our monarch caterpillars and milkweed arrived.



Even though it’s Mackenzie’s science project, Kayleigh was the one who helped me repot the milkweed plant for the caterpillars. 



Yes, I know, the garden is full of weeds and the grass is long.  I’m happy to report the garden no longer has weeds but that the grass is actually longer.  We’ve decided to put in sod so we’re not cutting it because they’re going to kill it real soon.

We’ve been doing a lot of Easter activities to prepare our hearts.  I don’t have a lot of pictures though, as I was preparing mine too.

Mackenzie and I have been reading through Amon’s Adventure: A Family Story for Easter.  It has been FABULOUS.  It’s by the same author who wrote Jotham’s Journey, Bartholomew’s Passage, and Tabitha’s Travels for advent.  I would highly recommend any of these devotionals to anyone.

Kayleigh has been doing the 12 Days of Easter from 2 Teaching Mommies.  Adorable!!  And fun.  Haven’t really gotten any pictures this week though.

I’ll list all of our favorite Easter tools at the end of the post.   Today we did some crafts so I have a couple of pictures.

First up, mini-marshmallow crosses.  I saw some one making eggs with them so I decided to make crosses.  Then they ate their weight in marshmallows.


Kayleigh wanted to do another craft, with marshmallows I’m guessing lol, so we did this printable.   Kayleigh glued, Mackenzie made a mobile.


I thought this picture was cute.  Kayleigh was watching/reading the Easter Story in her Read ‘n See Dvd Bible.  The scene where Jesus ascends to heaven thrills her. So here she is acting it out with her dolls.  Too cute!


Mackenzie also had a sleepover with her bff that she rarely sees these days.


Be sure to visit Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers for other wrap-ups or click the Tot School button at the top of the page for other tot happenings.



Neo said...

Wow, a full week of learning and you're on a break?! LOL. Learning never stops for homeschoolers!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Lotsa fun!


Sherri said...

Insect Farm ...looks like a great learning tool I just wished I liked Science. Thanks for stopping by my blog from the hop.

Silvia said...

Oh! I love all the things you do, the insect farm, now the caterpillar and milkweed! Lovely!

Patricia said...

I love the caterpillar, we enjoyed a lot our caterpillars as well and now we are expecting the butterflies. And Noarai seems to play better with older children than with her same age as well:)

Carolyn said...

We went to Disney when it was the surrounding cities' spring breaks. Never again is right. :)


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