Weekly Wrap Up: July 11, 2014

The last week we have finally gotten back into routine form our travels to AR and TN.  We got all the hard stuff (unloading, unpacking, laundry, etc) done the afternoon we got home, and mad did it pay off!  We had the rest of that week to menu plan, get groceries, pay bills, and just get things back in order.

The following week we started back on our learning time routine.  We did a quick review and a lot of playing.  We have spent all morning, every morning, outside playing in the back yard, playing in the pool, eating apples, and playing with the dog.  It has been wonderful!

Here are a few snaps I managed to take during this week:

Lexie found a picture of blocks in the back of her Highlights magazine and she wanted to build what they were building.  I helped her with a few pieces- but I was amazed at how well she would perceive what they had done.  Some of these were HARD!:

building blocks {Quiet In The Chaos}

We have read more books this summer than I think we did while stuck inside last winter.  Mister has really become obsessed with reading books, and of course Bug wants to (read or) be read to all the time.

reading together {Quiet In The Chaos}

 

My children *love* to be outside- we spend most of our time outside when the weather permits.  Lexie had a great idea when she wanted to combine their love for books with the great outdoors!

reading in their "treehouse" {Quiet In The Chaos}

 

Our sweet Charlie girl:

Charlie Our Springer Spaniel {Quiet In The Chaos}

Charlie Our Springer Spaniel- 11 months old, July 2014

 

As you know, we *love* the free and fun curriculum from This Reading Mama (we use it with our AAR).  Here, Lexie is working on her new sight word, “me.”

Sight Word "me" Search {Quiet In The Chaos}

The week wouldn’t be complete without baking something yummy.  We made (whole wheat, NO refined sugar) chocolate muffins.  Lexie just had to lick the spoon.  =)chocolate muffins {Quiet In The Chaos}

Last week was a lot of fun- during all this fun, we also started potty training Max.  I do have some SUPER cute pictures of that, but they’re probably not appropriate for the blog.  haha

Monday the painter comes to paint Lexie’s room; then the kids will start sharing a room!  *so scary*  Just praying they get used to each other and sleep through the night fine.  Lexie wakes up needing to potty and sometimes with night terrors, so that could be a problem.  After Mister’s room (aka the nursery) the nursery is painted, I can begin decorating, organizing, and playing in the nursery.  YAY!  Eight More weeks until baaaby!

 

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2 comments

  1. Ginny G says:

    Where did you get the blocks Lexie is playing with in the first picture? I want some bigger blocks for the girls. What are they called?
    And I need to check out that sight words site you talk about too.

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