This past week we worked on our regular school work but, more importantly, we worked on Valentines. Personally, I love holidays. Over the past 6 years I've tried to do some little things for holidays but quickly learned that the boys were not old enough nor were they interested in doing most of it :-) Now, though, they are just barely getting old enough to want to do things and ask lots of questions about holidays. For example, Josh asked what we do for Valentines Day. I told him we kiss and eat chocolate - that every time he walks past me I get to smooch him. He told me that Valentine's is not his favorite holiday HA!
I took the boys to the store and let them pick out their box of Valentines, made them a list of who to make them out to and we worked on them each day. Now, in homeschool, you really don't have a bunch of classmates to send them to so instead we made them for all of the Aunts and Uncles and cousins plus Papa and Nana and Grandpa and Grandma. I will say that we shortened a lot of names because their HUGE handwriting would not accomodate such names as Uncle Ken and Aunt Lynnette on that tiny card (So it was Ken Lynn !!)
I love to see the boys being creative and one of the most creative things they love to do is to have parties. On this particular day, they were having a party for Nate's Dad. :-) (It should be noted that when they play, they have different parents . . I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried)
This week, I started counting pages in some of Josh's workbooks and I start to get a little excited because we are getting very close to being done with handwriting and are cruising through his math workbook. I love it as I really have been working to be done by May so that the boys can enjoy the spring weather!