Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Little Math Lesson

This week in Math we are working on place value and subtracting larger numbers.

More On Top
No Need To Stop

-    5

More On The Floor
Go Next Door And Get 10 More
-  28

Numbers The Same
Zero's The Game
-  60

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Egg Wreath

As Jem says...."easy-peasy,"  that's how I would describe this cute and simple Easter egg wreath.

Find some old plastic Easter eggs and a foam ring, and start hot glueing the way is it "glueing or gluing." hmmmm? 

In our homeschooling news:  Olive just finished the Frog and Toad series and Jem has started, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lesson.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Homemade Baby Food

If you have a wee one it's worth a try to make your own baby food.  I find that a little work goes a long way in this department.

Pick your vegetable: Peas, Green Beans, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Carrot
Pick your fruit: Apples, Pear, Peaches, Banana, Berries, Avocado, Mango
I have made all of these into baby food and also mixed the veggie and fruit together.  I sometimes add organic rice cereal or oatmeal to the batches.  Example: Organic Frozen Peas- blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes, add to blender with a little breast milk, or pea water, and puree until you reach desired consistency.  For harder vegetables and fruit you'll need to boil longer.
I freeze small portions into these baby cubes.  Haddie will usually down 2 cubes a meal.  If you don't want to invest in any special containers, small jelly jars work well and ice cube trays.  It takes me about 20 minutes to prepare 4 different types of baby food that she'll eat from all week.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

And We Have It Hard!

Here is a list of chores that children had to do before eating breakfast on an early turn of the century farm...  This is a constant reminder to me and my girls to be thankful for everything we have, even those smelly diapers because it sure beats what they had in 1901!

It's good to be back blogging and thanks for all your kind comments during the past 3 months.  Nothing could be finer than to be living in Carolina...there is so much to do in the triangle area.  The girls are getting tired of hearing...mommy went to high school here, daddy lived here is college,  mommy went here on a prom date... I am answered with an, "I KNOW!"

We were warmly welcomed into a Classical Conversations community in Durham. Our 24 week cycle ends in 2 weeks and my girls have learned such a wealth of knowledge.  I have learned right along with them.  We finished our human body in January...a full life size picture of what's inside us.

Haddie, is now 8 months old, super mobile, super adorable, and has just popped out 2 bottom teeth.  She is still nursing well and loves all her food.  We try to find veggies and fruits that she "won't" try- it's a little game for us now.  If you have a little one, try making homemade baby food.  It's super easy with just a bit of prep work one day a week.  I'll show you how this be continued....
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