- Another 9 weeks are done and the kids got their report cards. They all improved in one area or another. I determined their grades by scoring all of their work and also reading my notes over the last 9 weeks in regards to attitude and accomplishments/struggles.
- We glittered Christmas cards and wrote a message in each one for the veterans that pass through my husband's station at work. He works at a VA hospital.
- We studied Christmas in England and then had a special dinner with pot roast. The kids decorated the table with our musical carousel and crackers. The kids love opening Christmas crackers each Christmas. It is a tradition brought to our home from my husband's childhood home.
- At the mall, we donated food to the Food Tree for needy families. I let the kids pick the food at the grocery store this year. I was surprised that Tom Sawyer picked noodles (which he loves and cannot have).
- We made gingerbread for some of our neighbors. I have a few more neighbors for which to bake.
- We went on a field trip to see the National Gingerbread Houses on display.
- My snowmen figurines are up! I love them. They probably will not come down until April. LOL!
- The gingerbread creations at the display were amazing. We love to go see them each year.
- The kids had fun playing in an antique sleigh in the great hall of this hotel.
Can you believe that everything is completely edible?
This one was my favorite. The picture does not do it justice.
We are almost done shopping. One child has not bought her gifts yet. We are done with school until the New Year. There will be some changes. My oldest will be resuming post school with me. He will be working on writing essays in preparation for trying some type of college. We are looking at a developmentally delayed program at our local college. Not sure that is the answer. However, I am excited that he wants to improve his writing skills with me next year.
Tom Sawyer is sick with a high fever, and I am having a time keeping his temperature at a safe level. The latest discovery in the allergy world of corn is that corn is in every fever reducer. I think the only "mostly safe" medication is Advil Infant. If anyone knows of good ways to keep a fever under control without traditional meds, please let me know.