This Week In Review

Not in any particular order this week: 

A Death

Jonah’s grandpa passed away this week. Here is the obituary. The funeral is on Monday. We will not be travelling to the funeral, but will support our family via telephone and skype.

We have been learning about family this week. There has been lots of chatter with the kids about the history on Jonah’s side of the family. Good discussions with historical information.

A Birthday

I had a birthday this week. Check out the birthday movie that my husband made for me.

My sister came over and brought me a really neat book.

My parents brought me flowers, a lovely gift bag full of lavender (my favorite scent) bath stuff, a book, and a heat gun (for embossing).

It was a good birthday. No pictures this year as I wasn’t feeling well for most of it.

Gardening That Wasn’t

We had plans to get out in the garden this week, but the sky was cloudy and the rain made the garden a wee bit muddy. So, we didn’t get out in the garden until today (Saturday). The kids (Moses, Malachi, Zion, and Hosanna) did a good job turning the dirt in one part of the garden. The image above shows before pictures from last week. I am hoping we can make more  progress this coming week.

Daddy did pull out the seed bucket and have a look with the kids, but we will definitely spend more time doing that this coming week.

Summer Break Is Near

We are nearing the end of our school year. I can’t believe there are only two more weeks left. This year has gone by so fast. We are taking June 15th to July 2nd off for our summer break this year.

I am linking up to the Weekly Wrap-up over at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

What are you doing this summer? 

Homeschooler, How Does Your Garden Grow?

urban garden

With spring just around the corner, my thoughts are turning to the garden. We live in the city, so we have a tiny backyard garden and we need to make the most of our space. In the six years that we have lived in our row house, we have had some variety of garden just about every year.

I love having a garden. It gives us an excuse to get off technology and get out side. I have a secret. I like playing in dirt. I love running the dirt through my fingers and breaking up the clumps.

I even enjoy finding knotted worms

knotted worms

and funky snails.


What I really enjoy is planting things that my family can eat. The most common things that grow well in our garden are tomatoes, snap peas, and beans.

It is time to dig out the garden/seed bucket, develop a plan with the kids, and then get outside.

  1. Have you planted your garden yet?
  2. What kinds of things do you plant in your garden?
  3. Do your kids help you?
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