|Watching Gone With the Wind (my FAVORITE movie) Notice Lil' Mother and her baby brother!|
|Finally got my camera up and running, so I get to add table pictures. All 11 of us for family night in one spot...what a blessing!|
The Elders did continue an extensive study of Civil War battles. We added an extra week to our studies this year so we could really focus on battles, as the boys, of course, love that aspect. We watched Gettysburg, too. I spent about 4 hours on discussion, thus shortening other areas. It was worth it, so I have no regrets!
We also built a shot put device for the Little League and learned all about 46 degrees being the ideal angle to launch for distance and power. We even remember it whilst watching Gettysburg.
I visited my long lost friend on Wed. night, since there was no church. Instead, I enjoyed some margaritas and chips + salsa. I miss my dear friend, who between the two of us, our so busy with life we rarely get to enjoy each other. It's shameless and we left each other's company again, vowing to get together monthly, both with and without kids. Fingers crossed!
We finished up the week with an early Friday airsoft gun war at some dear friends' house. This family abounds in love and is joyfully suited to mine. The little boys all love each other and the big brothers here are always pleased to be "on loan" for the little brothers in this house! It's cool to have friends who are a "generation" behind you, so you can both enjoy the little years again and also so they can get a glimpse of what's to come.
So, we moved through grammar normally, math normally, continued our new Latin studies (see post below for details), continued with Across Five Aprils, didn't do any reading lessons with Al the Great and actually made an effort to enjoy some friends. That translates into: Mom's gonna bust her but to get a lot of school work lined up until Thanksgiving, the high schoolers enjoyed the light week, the littles enjoyed extra playtime and I have the lazies all out of my system. God help us all next week b/c IT'S ON Like Donkey Kong! ;)