Week #12

Our week was full of school, learning and lots of basketball. I am sometimes surprised at how many times they can run back and forth in the gym, and still have energy.
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We do have some down time though! L. enjoying a piece of coffee cake.

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Hi there!

Monday was Veteran’s Day, so the library and bank were closed. We worked hard on school in the morning, and then in the afternoon went to a basketball practice.

I made egg rolls and coffee cake for snacks and dinner.
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Homemade steak/cabbage egg rolls
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I am dancing for coffee cake!!
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It was a cherry crumb coffee cake.
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On Tuesday we did our school work again in the morning, then in the afternoon we went to a basketball game. It was late before we got home, but thankfully I have been making dinner in the crock pot most days. It really helps.

Wednesday: We got some of our school done, and then we headed out for a field trip.
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On the steps of the mansion waiting for everyone to arrive.

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Inside the parlor with the large Christmas tree set up.
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The fireplace, one of many in the house. Notice the old toys on the mantle.

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Our Tour guide

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They usually do not allow people in the music room, but they asked if anyone played piano and one of our group played a beautiful piece on this very old, but very lovely piano.
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If you can see it, there is a beautiful light fixture hanging above the table. They had electric and carbide gas lights throughout the house. They never had to use the gas. They also had original Thomas Edison bulbs in the garden area.
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The pantry
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A butter churn
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Learning about the kitchen

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Theodore Roosevelt likely stayed overnight in this room once. Isn’t that dress pretty?
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Little balconies
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In the master bedroom
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The fireplace in the master bedroom

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Collection of fans
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Saying on the fireplace
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Beautiful wash basin

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Matching chamber pot, in the a small closet.
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Notice the small stool…
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I would love to wear this dress!
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The toy room in the attic

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Sewing room
The laundry room and some office stuff was also up there. There is the most interesting drying system.
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T. and his large leaf
We had a little real life anatomy lesson as we had to go to the doctor and found out that my oldest son had a broken finger. He has it is a little plastic cap cast, but had to have two sets of X-rays.
Thursday: I forgot my camera. But we started the day with school, then running to a basketball tournament at 9:30 am. , to writing, science and other classes, then off to basketball practice, walking. T. sobbed the entire walk. He was so tired. Oh, in-between all of that, I stopped for a couple hours to have tea with a friend. We had some yummy soup and tea. It was a nice break.

Friday: We again had to hurry to do school and had basketball tournament again at 11 am.
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We were listening to this CD while doing our school.

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Coloring pictures from The Body book.
We have not had time to color and paste, so we are a little behind on that point, but they did a bunch of these.
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H. seriously coloring
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Deciding what to do

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L. working on his pages

It was quite the week. On Friday, after the tournament, we ran over to a basketball clinic, practice. It was fun to see them all practicing together and enjoying it. At 3 pm. that was over, and we rushed over to the homeschool mom support group meeting, which I really needed some support. I ended up being the one that was leading the meeting.
I had a list of Thanksgiving resources and books, which will be in another post.

It went well, I believe, but it was about 5 pm. when we left the gym. They ran, played more basketball, tag and other things while we there. It was over 5 hours of basketball, running and playing active games. Yeah. It was a long time. We came home to Teriyaki chicken in the crock pot, which we were going to have with rice, but ended up having with pasta and tomatoes.

Today, it was not a school day, but we were selling our school desks and I brought them up to wash down. I found it funny that they sat at them and wrote a bunch of letters and wanted to do school stuff. It is funny how when you sell something they want to use them!

We are doing well with school and I hope it continues. I need to sit down and go over a few math concepts with my third son next week, but I picked up some papers from the school this week, signing them to release him from the IEP as he no longer needed it. That was a great feeling!

Here is to another week!!!

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One response to “Week #12

  1. Looks like a good week and a fun place to visit.

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