Thursday, October 9, 2014

Week 11 ~ A New Blog and Fall Fun

I had to change my blog this week because I couldn't separate myself from the wrong gmail address. It was crazy. Someone had control over my blog without even knowing it. DH tried to fix it for weeks and finally we just decided to start fresh. We moved my entire blog over to here <>.

Please make note of the change if you wish to follow me.

Roller Skates ~ 
Little Red Riding Hood got new skates for her birthday. They came a little early so she has been practicing for her upcoming skating birthday party.

Cupcakes and Dance ~ 
Little Red Riding Hood made cupcakes to take to her friends at dance. She and another girl share the same birthday at the studio. It was fun to have some cupcakes between classes. The studio also announced the kids' parts in the Nutcracker. Little Red Riding Hood and Tom Sawyer are both going to be party goers (opening scene) that dance the polka as well as hula hooping candy canes in the candy scene. They are both very excited about having the role of party goers in the performance. It is like a rite of passage (so I am told).

Learning this week ~ 
  • Literature ~ These Happy Golden Years
  • History ~ Wonderworks VHS "The Children will Lead" (Civil Rights), CNN Student News, and several stories from American Stories (setting the mood for the Civil Rights Movement)
  • Geography and Culture Club Preparation ~ YouTube "Secrets of the Dead - Terracotta Warriors", The Emperor's Silent Army, written reports, and creation of a picture display. They attended Culture Club most of Friday. 
  • Math ~ Give lessons from Teaching Textbooks 5. They are very happy to be back to teaching textbooks.
  • Language Arts and Writing ~ Two lessons in "All About Spelling"; Tom Sawyer finished Wordly Wise Book 2; Little Red Riding Hood worked in Flash Kids Reading Comprehension; Journal writing daily; and both completed chapter books.
  • Life Skills ~ Making cupcakes, washing dishes correctly (our dishwasher died), packing Ebay, making veggie wonton dumplings and proper nail clipping of toenails.
  • Music ~ Learned about the important African-American singer Marian Anderson and listened to several of her concerts.
It was a light week. We missed several subjects this week.

A Corn Maze Adventure ~ 
Grandma treated us to a great adventure. We have lived in this area for 13 years and finally made it to our area's largest corn maze. They had a choice of two 1/4 mile trails, a 1 mile trail or an almost 3 mile trail. We started off on the 1 mile trail and some how ended up on the 3 mile trail. That will teach us to follow Tom Sawyer! He wanted to be on the long trail all the time and somehow managed to get his way. LOL! In addition to the corn maze, we went on a hay ride, played in the corn box, went down the slide and spent a long time at the corn cob cannons. I think Tom Sawyer could have stayed at the cannons for the whole day. He loved them. Indeed, they were impressive. We were very lucky for the pleasant weather and that it wasn't crowded, so the kids were able to spend hours doing whatever they wanted.

Where are we going, brother?

Grandma and Little Red Riding Hood

Do you see the corn cob in the upper left hand corner?

Tom Sawyer loved the corn box. He used to have a bad reaction if he simply touched corn.
I am so glad he is healing from his allergies -- slowly, but surely!

Blessings, Dawn


  1. All switched over. We soooooo have to get to a corn maze. What fun!

  2. That corn maze looks like so much fun! We have a ton of those types of places around us. Enjoy the day!

  3. I agree with Melissa -- the corn maze looks fun! We have a ranch near us run by Chick Fil-A and they have a great corn maze. I think I need to get out there with my kids!

    Sorry about the trouble with your blog, Dawn -- frustrating!!

  4. I am amazed at how similar corn mazes look! This looks so much like the one we go to in Pennsylvania. Looks like you guys had so much fun this week.

  5. How frustrating about your other blog! But thankfully you could switch over the posts and didn't lose them! Happy birthday to Red Riding Hood! Those cupcakes look awesome! Congrats on the parts! Corn mazes are fun! It's been a couple of years since we've done one.

  6. Switching over now. We love going to corn mazes too. We have a great one right by us. Congrats to the kids for their parts in the Nutcracker. I can't wait to see pics from the performance.

  7. Your gorgeous header ((sigh)).......I would be lost forever in those stacks. Where is this??

    1. Johns Hopkins Library. I love it too.
      Blessings, Dawn

  8. So sorry for the troubles with your blog! :( Glad you were able to get switched!

    That corn maze looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    I've been off my blog for so long now it seems. Just trying to find a new normal with my sweet oldest girl gone. Thanks for reaching out to me!

  9. Glad to find you over here! I was looking last week and wondering what happened.
    Congrats on the Nutcracker parts!

  10. What fun! I'm happy to hear about Tom Sawyer's progress with the corn allergy, too! I, too, was going to ask about the library in your header. What a great photo!