7 am to 9 am ~ I did laundry, cleaned the kitchen, made deviled eggs for breakfast, helped Timothy start a brine for chicken and took a shower. The kids ate breakfast, changed the pet cages/walked the dog, did their morning chores, and watched Curious George.
9 am to 10:30 am ~ We read Grass Sandals and worked on some lapbook pages (literature and language arts). Then we did a math page and reviewed/learned how many years were in a century (math). Our big art project today was to make Japanese words on watercolor paper with Japanese black ink blocks (art). This led into painting with all different colors for the fun of it. Tom Sawyer needed some sensory work, so he played inside the rice bucket filled with 50 pounds of rice.
Making ink with our ink block.
Lapbook we made on Japan
10:30 am to 11 am ~ Transition and travel time ... We made a quick picnic lunch and headed out to speech therapy. On the way, we listened to the CD, Yankee Doodle Mickey (music).
11 am to 12 pm ~ While Tom Sawyer was in speech, the girls made hats at the Art for Life table. They also had their lunch.
12 pm to 12:30 pm ~ We briefly visited the sensory garden at the hospital before leaving therapy and going home. Tom Sawyer really likes the music blocks that one can play by jumping on them.
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ~ Everyone had free time. Lincoln logs are all the rage with my kids this week.
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ~ The kids did their afternoon chores of folding laundry and sweeping the main living areas. Then the girls did their cooking projects, and Timothy finished dressing and roasting his chicken. I love both the Mitford and Father Tim book series written by Jan Karon. I thought it would be fun to cook our way through Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader. Today we made Louella's Grandmother's Peach Cobbler and Cynthia's Roasted Chicken ( life skills).
3 pm to 4 pm ~ We made our Japanese Sand Gardens (art) and ate our lovely early dinner.
4 pm to 6 pm ~ We went to Tom Sawyer's dance class. Timothy stayed for his fencing class and will be picked up at 8 pm.
The kids are now playing with Daddy and will soon be getting ready for bath and bed time routine.
This post would not be complete without a picture from our newest member. This is Boomer's "I didn't do it" look.