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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Eye Sight's 20/20...

Well, just got back from the eye doctor with Lillie and she sees 20/20, so no need for glasses just yet. She's bummed...she was really looking forward to wearing them. That is so strange...when I was a kid the thought of having to wear glasses was, like, the worst thing that could ever happen to you. You were pretty much marked a nerd the rest of your school career. But, now, glasses are cool, ya know! People buy frames even if they don't need glasses, just to look "cool" Where was this fashion trend when I was wearing glasses the size of satelite dishes!????

Oh well, I'm in style now, so I guess it doesn't matter. She did get her pupils dilated, so she got to wear some pretty cool glasses for about 4 hours...

I am sick with a bad cold and feel perfectly awful! And with the humidity outside I feel like I'm smothering. Hopefully I can self medicate myself out of this stuff in the next two days! My cousin Adrian is supposed to be sending me the recipe for my great grandmother Mama Howell's fruit tea that's supposed to be the bomb for aiding a ailing momma!

We've been plugging away at school and Lillie has read all three Strawberry Shortcake readers by herself plus she's working on John Chapter 1. Moving right on through her Starfall Writing Journal and will be finishing up Math Mammoth Additon 1 hopefully by mid September. Then we'll be moving onto Math Mammoth Subtraction. Been continuing reading about Kings and castles and the Middle Ages. Story Nory has a whole series of highly entertaining audio stories about Robin Hood. And last night, I downloaded Edith Nesbits "The Enchanted Castle" off of Librivox. I think the kids will really enjoy it, I might even like it a bit too. For science , we've been exploring spiders, as we have a ton of webs on our front porch wonderfully made by Green Orchard Spiders...they are so beautiful and spiders in general have been so interesting. Here's a great reader about spiders for free from Learning Island .org. I let the kids watch the 1973 cartoon of "Charlotte's Web" and Lillie cried at the end...okay, I might have teared up a bit too. I forgot how educational that story is ...and how emotional! It was filled with bits and pieces of factual info on spiders and their behaviors. We are reading the original book as well, so don't think I've gone all Pro-Twaddle! We've also been reading about Spiders in our Christian Liberty Press Nature Reader Book One. We plan on preserving a web as soon as a spider decides to move out. Instructions for this neat-o project can be found HERE.

By the way, if you don't know me, I love cheap, especially when it comes to school related things! Look what I found for $6.00 at the thrift store today!

I also found Chloe an almost new, still working Little Touch Leap Pad! So, there's one Christmas gift bought for $3.00! If it is still there, I am going back tommorrow for the puppet theatre they had for $7.00! That would be a great gift for Jackson!

Well, I'm off to try and get my kiddos to bed. Chloe is currently throwing a tantrum to match the thunderstorm goin on outside our house right now! Have a blessed day!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry you are sick do you need anything? Summer colds are so awful because it is so hot and just leaves you miserable!
    Love the deals you are finding just what thrift store? Might be worth checking out sometime!
    Sounds like you and Lillie are doing great in school.
    Emillee is working on John chpt 1 right now, we are reading charlottes web also how funny! To tell you the truth I can't wait until we are done with it! I have read it before and we watched the movie so its just I don't know..ready to move on to somethinge we haven't read!
    A puppet theatre sounds really cool I am sure Jackson would love it! We are doing great in school as well, we are loving this year so far..we are only 4 weeks in though you know!
    THe weather is so nice this morning, when it cools down we need to plan a field trip for the kids! Brandie, you and me! Be thinking of something!
    love ya let me know if I can do anything for you..might have some herbal tea remedies or something.