Our family has not dropped off the planet. However, we are living in a construction zone, with lots being done with floors and walls of this old house. Plus, before that most of us had a cold bug.
|Demonstrating Letter "K"|
Princesses and queens have been a big part of the Muffy girl's studies. The last three weeks have been about Lady Grey, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth. For one of her written narrations, she decided to do a creative narration in the form of a poem. I'll copy it below for you. The Muffy girl was disappointed in Queen Elizabeth. After her reading yesterday she said with a frown and a sigh, "I really wish Elizabeth hadn't been so vain." She also learned about the French colony of the Huegnots in Florida, called Fort Caroline. Next time we go to Florida, we'd like to go visit the historical site. It isn't too far from her grandmother. In her free time, she's enjoying Cherry Ames and On the Banks of Plum Creek.
|Muffy and her vacuum cleaner scarecrow|
Mary was very extraordinary
And not in a very nice way.
Lady Grey reigned only a few days
Before Mary beheaded her.
Elizabeth had no power
And so she was thrown in the tower
Since Mary was so cruel.
Even though she was ill
The soldiers took Elizabeth still
Because Mary had no pity.
King Philip cracked the whip
On the poor people of England.
Mary used the man from Spain
To regain the Roman Catholic faith.
And so she earned the name of
S celebrated his 13th birthday last week! Our house was a bit too out of order for company so we went to his grandparents house, grilled some burgers, and had a yummy chocolate chocolate chip violin cake. One of his presents was a beautiful wooden music stand. We've repaired (taped) his old yellow metal one a zillion times. It was hard to keep the secret when he was begging the last few weeks up to the birthday to please take him to the music store and get him another stand. He's covering the life of King Alfred in his history studies. He's starting to make connections between the various books he's reading. This is one of the things Charlotte Mason believed in with this kind of education for students to make their own connections. We only have three weeks left of the 1st 12-week term. S- and the Muffy girl have their first orchestra concert tomorrow. They are excited about it.
|Another teenager in the family|
|See, I can do something other than Ipad.|
As usual, Matt and I are busy keeping the house a float. We've also been busy with church activities. He's still teaching adult sunday school and had the opportunity to preach last Sunday night. I spoke on the second half of Ruth at our new ladies Bible study this week. It brings me joy that we share a passion and vision for ministry.
I hope I'll get some good pictures of the house and the kid's concert for the next post. That is all for now. This post was brought to you by the letter K!