Our Week In Review….

This week hasn’t been as crazy as last week, but it was still a great week..


We kicked Monday morning off with a well child check-up for Davis. Everything checked out great and he has finally started growing.  His weight still stays in the 50 percentile based on their charts, but his height has went from 35 percentile to 65%. I could tell he  really shot up this summer, especially when he put his knee socks on for the Color Run.  What used to reach his knees, didn’t even come close. Hard to believe he is in the 3rd grade already!


Once we arrived home from the doctor it was time to can the tomatoes. Our tomato plants have been filled with green tomatoes for a month and then overnight they started to ripen.  We love tomatoes, but there is no way in the world we could eat that many before they went bad.  This is the first year that I have actually planted enough tomatoes plants so I could can…next year I’m planting more. Basically I play it by ear every year and continually add more and more so that we get a better turnover.  I ended up with 12 pint jars, but by next week we’ll have more to can.



Science this week has been all about plants.  They have had such a fun time learning and this coming week we have a few experiments to go along with our lessons.  They are really looking forward to those. Math is still a review from last year with Davis. I’m always surprised at how well he does in math, yet he complains about having to do it.  11249487_423604714496043_765694558_n

Luke this week along with listening in on Davis’ science has also covered a unit in the Hungry Caterpillar. You can find our printable HERE.  We also did a few caterpillar crafts as well as learned about the life cycle of a butterfly.  We also did Counting Bears math…you can find our Counting Bear Printable HERE.IMG_9688


Serafina and the Black CloakSerafina and the black cloak

I’m really looking forward to this read since it’s based locally. I have a feeling that this just might turn into a read aloud so my eight year old can listen in.

About: Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate. There’s plenty to explore in Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt’s vast and oppulent home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate’s maintenance man, have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. She has learned to prowl through the darkened corridors at night, to sneak and hide, using the mansion’s hidden doors and secret passageways……

Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events No. 1The Bad Beginning or, Ophans!
Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing?

It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use. A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament. But to the rarest of readers we say, “Proceed, but cautiously.”

Charlotte’s Web
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.

Additional Fun This Week….

We were going to take the boys camping down at the lake near our house but weren’t able to make it happen this week.  They were a tad disappointed, but that still didn’t prevent them from having fun.  Instead of target practice at camp, they did it here and had a blast.  Here are a few pics from that: 

boysWe did rainbow pancakes to go along with all the colors we talked about during The Very Hungry Caterpillar.IMG_9690

Last but not least…my boys are LOVING the new Ball Sip & Straw Lidsjars

We did another round of canning toward the end of the week and as far as tomatoes go, we have completed those.  Not sure if we will have anything else come in that needs to be processed.

Have a blessed week….


Samantha has been blogging for over 8 years and is a wife and homeschool mom of 4 from North Carolina.

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