Friday, November 1, 2013

Week 12 ~ Halloween Edition

What a busy week! We managed to get through all of our classes and appointments (so far). We have three more doctor appointments today. It is a busy season around here. My Mother, who is currently editing my blog back in 2009, would tell you it has been a busy season for a long time in my household! We are trying to put my blog into book form this year. We have 3 years done, and it is so much fun reading it with the children. I'm glad I have kept this "journal" for them.

Books we read/listened to this week ~ 
  • Canterville Ghost
  • Centerburg Tales
  • Sarah Plain and Tall
  • Kit Kittredge book 1
  • Big Nate
Movies we watched ~ 
  • First Position ~ What a great movie about what it takes to have a career in dance. This movie follows a half dozen kids through the months leading up to the largest dance competition in the world. 
  • It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  • The Second Voyage of the Mimi ~ This is on YouTube and is the sequel to They Voyage of the Mimi. This series finds CT and his Grandfather exploring Mexico and Mayan ruins.
Halloween Happenings ~ What a fun Halloween! We didn't spend one red cent on Halloween this year. We had a left over pumpkin from Little Red Riding Hood's party that we carved. The costumes were all homemade or found in our dress up box. Having checked it out, I found that no one seems to trick or treat in our neighborhood, so we didn't buy any candy either. We went to a neighborhood on the other side of town that was closing the street for Halloween. This neighborhood really goes all out and never disappoints. Everyone dresses up and several of the homes put on puppet shows, shadow shows and street performances. The fire department blocked the long street so everyone was safe from moving cars. To my shock, the kids got tons of higher end chocolate candy. I thought with 800+ trick or treaters coming to each house, the candy would be lollipops and hard candy. I told the kids we were collecting candy for a mission family in Mexico who does a Christmas shoebox program. They do not accept chocolate, so now I have to hit the after Halloween candy sales for the hard candy that can be enclosed in the shoeboxes. My husband got lots of attention for his costume. I think only one person figured out his costume. The news station even took pictures of him. Can you figure out what he is? The poor man looks like he is about to fall asleep. He has a nasty sinus infection, but we dragged him out into the night anyway.
The bread winner
Boomer was a puppy that wants milk ~ He is always nursing on things.
Goldilocks was a 1950's girl.
Tom Sawyer was the Grim Reaper and Little Red Riding Hood was a baby.
No one took a picture of my costume. I was a follower/fan of Michael Jackson in my red leather jacket.

American Girl Doll Club ~ We started the 1930's in our American Girl Doll club this week. The girls are studying the Great Depression with the doll, Kit Kittredge. They watched about half of the Kit Kittredge movie and then did a bit more crocheting. Then they watched how to make pasta and peas on Depression cooking with Clara on YouTube. We just love Clara. She tells a lot about growing up in the Great Depression while teaching how to cook frugal meals. Clara is delightful!

Another busy week down.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Too bad there wasn't much Halloween in your neighborhood. It looks like you had your own fun anyway. I love Clara, too. I remember my daughter like the American Girl class she took at our co-op when she was younger.

  2. Hi and happy homeschooling to you!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog:)
    I really like the Bread Winner Costume!
    I'll have to remember that for my hubby next year:)

  3. Great costumes. Goldilocks looks BEAUTIFUL in hers! And the bread winner costume was class!

  4. Looks like great fun was had by all along with quite a bit of learning too! Thanks for sharing at FF. Hope to see you again tomorrow!