I got the idea to buy a book for each (same title) of our boys on a topic they both love to encourage more free time reading. Not only will they learn more information on the specifications on weapons but, I will have them write about their findings. Though Zephyr will have to dictate his until he learns to write.
Zephyr is taking the birds out of the brooder so, I can clean out the dirty bedding.
This week we got our 25 Ameruacana chicks in to replace the layers who have become lazy. Once I teach myself how to slaughter the older hens; I will use a pressure cooker to make lots of items for our pantry. I love reading Melissa's blog http://kidsandcanningjars.blogspot.com/ and will be using her blog as a reference.
We also went to Mrs. Lily's house yesterday to have lunch with her and her mom, Ms. Gefford. The boys love Mrs. Lilly to pieces -- she is the nicest lady ever. Saenz was able to see one of his beloved cats we had to give to her; after we found out he was allergic to Topsy and Turvy. What a tough year it was to not have our crazy cats but, both are outdoor moms now.
This morning, we went to Mrs. Lily's flea market booth to stock up on items I needed for our picnic basket and camping items. Yeppers, Saenz even found a knife and it is safely put away from his little brothers nosy hands.
So we have been busy outside the house this week. There is a front coming through that is supposed to drop the temperature and bring lots of rain to middle Texas. Let me tell you; it has just been so flipping gorgeous outside once school work was finished completely on Wednesday off in Sheikh (the Volvo)for adventure and fun. Homeschool is working really well for both boys. Saenz only has 37 more lessons to complete the fifth grade math and long way from where he was at third grade level just last May. Zephyr even picks up on some of the drills Saenz and I practice.
Our next major hurdle will be Zephyr and reading for Saenz will be a focus on world history, spelling, grammar. Little does Saenz know that I have had him keep a daily journal as his language arts. Sssssssssh don't tell him okay?
Our next adventure will be in cooking and baking since, my books have come in with recipes in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Mexican, Soups, One Pot Meals, and many more. Plus we will be have many attempts at baking breads, rolls, and flatbreads. Wooo Hoo, I just love science and math that we are allowed to eat upon completion. Oh yeah, can you believe both boys love sushi as much as I do?