Authors. I had brought along a few other card games.
Go fish for Art was played once but they quickly asked to go back to Authors.
and Phase 10 were not big enough draws. We had played 2 hours of phase 10 the week before so I thought surely they would want to play that again. We never did make it through all 10 phases.
Nothing else but Authors would do.
I love it that my kids are at least acquainted with these authors. They may not have read many of the books listed on these cards but we have discussions about which ones I have read (unfortunately I have haven't read all that many). They ask questions about what the books are about. I wish I was more help here too. I guess if my kids continue to love this game I will have to start finding copies of these books by authors I haven't read yet so I can answer questions as they come up. Mostly we are just getting to know Authors names and what they wrote but hopefully it will lead to some more reading in all our futures.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
We went to the store and bought some supplies and got to work.
I think Sophie now desires a Renaissance dress to go along with her French Hood. But the girls all think these are a great addition to the dress up clothes
I asked the kids what kind of pie I should make. Henry wanted Pumpkin. But it just didn't sound good in the Spring. I figured he would get his favorite pie when Autumn comes around again. Sophie and Ian both wanted Lemon Meringue. That sounded yummy so I made one of those. My husband wanted chocolate and since I had never made one before I decided that would be one to try. I tried Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Pie Recipe. It was fabulous!
We had enough pie to share so enjoyed pie with friends that night. Having a somewhat good reason to roll out pie crust is about the only way I ever get myself motivated enough to do it. So I will celebrate Pi day each March if for no other reason but to try out some new pie recipes and enjoy a dessert I rarely make.
Friday, March 20, 2015
|Henry trying out the bike rack to make sure it would hold the weight of a bike.|
Today we headed out on a bike ride to give a good trial run.
Molly has to ride the boys old bike because her pink bike's tires are acting funny. She didn't seem to mind as long as the training wheels were attached.
We cycled around the park for awhile enjoying the lovely Spring Weather. It may be the first day of Spring but we have been having Spring bursting out all around us for weeks.
We did squeeze in some school too. The kids all did an assignment of Math too.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
It is midterms this week for Sophia and her midterm for her Humanities class was to attend a cultural event. It just so happens that the Celtic Fair fell on midterms week so we decided that would be the cultural event/experience she would use for her assignment.
This was supposed to be a Celtic Fair but it felt more like a Medieval fair. Most of the exhibits had nothing to do with scotland or Ireland. There were even some vikings there showing off their culture. And there was one group of people dressed up as fairys showing off exotic bugs. A bit of a mishmash of different things. I guess they are all related to the celts. I was just expecting a bit more Bagpipes and scottish dancing.
We did catch the end of one dance performance where they showed off a few scottish dances to the sounds of bagpipes but that was about the only 10 minutes of this event that really felt celtic. The kids all seemed to agree that this year was fun but not quite as good as when we came the year before.
It was an experience for me because I was the only adult that went with this group of kids. I had to keep track of all 8 and sometimes 9 of them (a friend tagged along with our group too).
Fun day, lots of sunshine and fresh air. Those are always good thing!