Three weeks’ worth of review!!! Tons of pictures!!!

Backwards! I loaded these pics wrong but don’t have enough time to change them!! Our three weeks in reverse!

March 30 week.

Baseball practice started this week. Nathan and Kaleb are both playing. This is Kaleb’s first year of t-ball and I am his COACH!!! lol I’m so excited and he is too.

Here is a picture of Kaleb entertaining the crowd of parents with his air guitar while patiently waiting his turn at batting practice.

Gabriel had a hard time coming to terms that he wasn’t old enough this year so Daddy took him to the little park in front of the fields. A lady told him how cute he was and asked his name. He told her, and she said “JD?” Gabriel said, “NO! Gabriel! G-A-B-R-I-E-L! Gabriel!” lol

After two short weeks, we’re ready to get back at it. Nathan started the TLP’s Cricket in Times Square. Finally! A language arts program that is actually challenging him! I love it and he “kind of likes it.” lol

We took the whole two weeks off of math because he was just so stressed. We are slowly getting back into it this week. He struggles with fractions and right now he is learning how to add/subtract unlike fractions. Not fun. We’ll just work slowly through and make sure he gets it before moving on.

I think I mentioned that we dropped our history program. I didn’t enjoy it, Nathan couldn’t stand it, and Kaleb wasn’t interested in it. I finished typing out the schedule for the ancients and we’ll start that next week. I am very excited about it! I have many, many hands-on activities planned for the boys that I know they’ll love. Plus I LOVE our new history spine-MOH. I’ve been reading it for the past few weeks!

We’re putting off the rest of our human anatomy study until after Easter. I have the lapbook ready for when we jump back in there.

I also put together two lapbooks for Easter. They are here and here. We’re working on the second link right now. The boys LOVED doing the St. Patrick’s Day lapbook (I’ll share that later).

Tot School update-

We started week one of the LOTW two weeks ago, but didn’t finish due to our short week. We finished up A and moved on to B. We’ll finish up B this weekend so we can being C next week. I’ll admit, it has been fun and I will soon have pics to show off what the littles have done.

Kaleb has been working on reading cvc words lately and just struggling to blend those sounds together. He’ll get one every now and then, but I decided to just work on spelling the words which he loves. I’ve been letting him watch the LeapFrog dvd’s about once a day and we’ve recently been checking out the website.

March 23 week.

Chuck E Cheese on Wednesday with friends.

Waving bye-bye to daddy.

Isn’t he too cute for words????

Birthday dinner at our favorite seafood restaurant.

We left Monday morning for the Little Rock Zoo. We spent the day there and had a great time. Then we went to Searcy where Daddy is working and spent the night with him in the hotel. We swam in the pool which was still a little too cold for my liking! lol Then we left mid-morning on Tuesday to get home in time for a quick rest before Drake’s first birthday dinner. We took the rest of the week off since all of the boys’ friends were out of school for spring , Chuck E Cheese time with some friends, and we were getting ready for Drake’s birthday party on Saturday.

Kaleb and Gabriel are feeding a bird.

Nathan feeding the birds.

Isn’t it pretty?

A picture with Daddy. lol Just kidding!!

The Little Rock zoo was under construction so a lot of the exhibits were closed. We still had a wonderful time. This giraffe was so fun!! He wanted his picture taken!!

It was lunchtime for the tortoises. The boys loved watching these big guys eat!

This elephant is retired from her cirus career, but she still loves to perform! We loved watching her do some tricks.

Gabriel made a friend…..

Two beautiful bald eagles. This one was ignoring me. =)

March 16 week We had a very easy week. We mostly worked on our St. Patrick’s crafts and lapbook (I’ll share that later). On Tuesday the boys and I left for Kansas City to visit some family. We went to the Science City and at lunch at Fritz’s on Friday. We discovered Kaleb is severely allergic to the dog in my bil’s house so we spent Friday night in a hotel and headed home a few days early.

Little conductor hats at Fritz’s.

Lunch at Fritz’s where a train overhead served us our food. So cool!!

Kaleb playing a little golf.

Gabriel trying out one of the space center activities.

Gabriel and Kaleb playing in the tot area with some bubbles.

Nathan in one of the optical illusion rooms.

Gabriel loved making music!!

Trinity shamrocks. I love this little craft!! St. Patrick asked the Irish people if the shamrock was one leave or three, and a man replied, “it is both.” St. Patrick’s response was “and so it is with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” My boys totally got that!!!!


Shamrock wands.

Looking forward to a few *normal* weeks now! lol