We had a pretty good week, although there were a lot of doctor appointments, which made the week a bit hectic. However, we got most of our planned schooling done, plus some extras.
- Tom Sawyer has been very creative with Legos. This week one of his creations was a rock band.
- What happens when I let our oldest go off to play sports with his friends? He comes home bloody.
- We went to Science Wow at our local science museum and learned all about probability. The lessons were taught game-show style. Everyone got to play and win a prize.
- We celebrated the end of our study of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln with a Strawberry Soiree. Mary Todd and Abe Lincoln loved to eat strawberries and holding a soiree was their favorite way to entertain. We had strawberries with homemade chocolate sauce, spinach and strawberry salad, meatballs, potato chips, homemade strawberry juice, and strawberry yogurt. The kids also read their Civil War reports to Daddy.
Here is another view of Tom Sawyer's Lego creation.
In yesterday's entry, I said I'd talk about the dentist and living grain free. I never imagined that avoiding corn at the dentist would be such an ordeal! We love our dentist. He and his staff do a great job of meeting my kids' special needs. I explained Tom Sawyer's allergies and told them I was especially concerned about avoiding corn. They started reading labels on all of their products. After more than 30 minutes of phone calls to toothpaste companies, Internet searches, and digging through their storage closet, a plan was devised. They brushed his teeth with ground up volcanic ash (pumice)!! It was the only thing they had without corn in it. They also had to use the infant fluoride and special gloves that had not been dusted with cornstarch (many food items and products are dusted with cornstarch to prevent sticking). It was a big ordeal. It is now in his records, so no one will have to go through this again.
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