Sunday, January 30, 2011

The past week...

So I dont know if I mentioned it in my last post, but we really got dumped on last weekend.
This is hubby shoveling a path to the shed in our backyard. Look how deep it is!
*click on any picture to enlarge*

We are due to get more fluff this week too. *sigh* Normally I LOVE snow and 'inclement' weather, I really do. But this whole running thing has put me in a whole new frame of mind. Snow is now my enemy. Or tempermental friend, at best.
Random picture:
A 'classy vase' (read:toilet paper roll) of origami flowers the girls made for their papa.

The girls wanted to do our read aloud school set up like this and me sitting in front of them.
Thankfully I dont get stage fright. At least not in this audience. =)
Japanese flag worksheet

Working on origami with Daddy.
When it comes to origami, I am SO not your gal. You need some one to eat your surplus chocolate chip cookies? You can count on me, but origami 'how to' books read Greek to me. Of course, once I see someone do it, it all becomes clear. They are working on a frog here....
After they figured it out, they were all over. Like rabbits.

Now we have origami flowers, vases, foxes, houses, etc. ALL on their own. So proud.
Japan was a fun 2 weeks. The girls were amazed that so many people live in Japan and that the islands are so mountainous and that there are SO many 'little' islands that comprise this continent. We read lots of neat books about Japan as well. We will miss it!
But move onward, we must! Excited to venture into Russia!
All this travel has me thinking...if you could visit ANY place in the world, where would you go?
Also, what is your favorite 'ethnic' cuisine?
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  1. Cute, cute pic of your "audience"!

    Okie doke...fav. ethnic cuisine is Italian and if I could go anywhere in the world it would be a toss up between Italy or Israel.

  2. So, you homeschool 5 kids and keep up with 3 blogs?!?! You're the one who's AWESOMESAUCE!! :)

  3. I would love to travel to Japan. It's my #1 must see country. :)

  4. I love this blog! =) I also love it that you're the gal if I need someone to eat surplus cookies. =D

    Hmmm if I could go anywhere I'd go to Cyprus. I love that place.

  5. Hi Anna!
    ...just wanted to let you know that we are starting a MFW Homeschool Highlights link up in the coming weeks. If you're interested, stop by and let me know!

    :: Happy Homeschooling! ::
    Kathi @ A Heart Like Water A Heart Like Water