It's that busy time of year again! The holiday season is full of so many activities and events...and we are also trying to finish up our homeschool semester. It seems like we have crammed so much into each and every day!
Our family band played a few Christmas tunes at my parent's church Christmas party
The girls even got to see Santa!
We've been busy working around the house and outdoors...David and the kids cleaned out the chicken coop
Kate and Lily created life-sized elf drawings
We finished up a first grade science unit about weather (the girls are watching a magic schoolbus movie about the water cycle here. They finally have the evaporation, condensation and precipitation concept down)
Grace has been busy reading! She finished the Fablehaven series and she has been pretty depressed about being finished with the book series (she wants the series to go on forever!). She read The Secret Garden and has started The Candy Shop War series (by the same author as Fablehaven).
FINALLY...Russell has really gotten into reading! He loves The Boxcar Children series and has read four of the books in between reading all of his assigned material for his literature class.
We've been trying to get ahead on our schoolwork so that we can take a nice break during the holidays. The kids have been working straight through lunch and into the afternoon (we normally finish school around lunch time if we get an early start).
Russ and David got an elk during hunting season, and they made up a whole lot of homemade jerky. Russ learned how to butcher the elk this year. He took right to it!
The kids have been busy practicing for their upcoming Christmas recitals
I've been doing a lot of crock pot cooking because of our busy schedule
Russ working on a book report
Lily and Kate applying glitter tattoos
Aunt Shelby had a choir concert/violin duet that we watched at her school...and cousins came over to play
I snapped a few photos of the kids in front of the Christmas tree