This week has been down week for us.
We did have book club on Friday. We discussed Strawberry Girl.this month. This book was charming, and I don’t think we would have found it if it weren’t a book club book.
One of my children’s favorite parts of the book was when the feuding families were using real and fake poison on each other. So, as our part of the snack for book club, we made poison punch (orange juice + cranberry juice) and poisoned brownies. The poison on the brownies is simply powdered sugar. I thought this was an awesome and delicious idea.
On Sunday, we celebrated Owlet’s second birthday. My sweet, sassy and funny Owlet is crazy about Dora and as cute as can be. I’m so thankful for the way she completes our family.
Then, after celebrating Owlet’s birthday, I spent the better part of the next three days in bed with a headache. We didn’t do anything Monday or Tuesday. In fact, by Tuesday, I had to call my Mom and ask her to pick up the children for a while because I was too sick to care for them by myself. That doesn’t happen often, and I’m grateful that she has a flexible schedule and that she and my Dad were willing to care for them for me.
By Wednesday, I was still weak, but I was able to sit and read to the kids and watch television with them. I’ve introduced Firecracker to Mythbusters, and our lives may never be the same. He loves a Ninja episode of Mythbusters, and we watched it twice Wednesday.
In the Ninja episode, we were introduced to non-Newtonian fluids, and we’re planning to do a little experimentation with that next week. We had to wait for Hubby to stop by the store and get cornstarch before we could experiment.
We also finished Leviticus this week, and that was a pretty awesome feeling. We’ve been reading the Bible together since October, and Leviticus has been very difficult to get through. (Actually, so was the second half of Exodus.) I’m hoping we’ll hit some interesting chapters soon.
We’ve been working on our bug unit again today, and we’ve been talking about beetles. We watched videos about beetles and learned different characteristics about beetles, including that a common characteristic of beetles is a hard shell that covers the wings. Very cool stuff. We also drew pictures of our favorite beetles. Firecracker likes Rhinoceros beetles and Rose likes ladybugs.
We’ve also been making a display board for Firecracker for science fair on robots. I don’t know if we’ll actually get to go to science fair though. My hubby is having surgery on his arm (an abscessed cyst) tomorrow, and science fair depends totally on how Hubby is feeling tomorrow night.
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