Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Fun and Photo Dump

I can't believe October is almost over!  We've been superbly busy around here.  Soccer season has finally come to a close.  I will miss watching Rylea and Dieter running around those fields with their teams!  What I won't miss is walking between two opposite fields with a 1 year old splitting time.  I'm definitely going to try harder to get them on the same team in the spring.  Now I get to hang up school papers with these cutie little magnets. :)

I signed up to bring soccer snack on the last day for Dieter's team.  I didn't want to go out and spend a bunch of money on stuff so I made some sugar cookies and icing and red sprinkles (we had all the ingredients on hand), made some cute little labels on the computer and stapled them to sandwich bags.

I still have the file I used for the labels, so if it will help anyone, I can share them here, just give me a shout. :)

In other news, school is going really well for my little guys.  Rylea is reading, and her fluency improves every day!  We're going over phonics rules now, and she's able to sound out most words we come across.  I can not express enough how thankful I am to be the one to be there when she has that light bulb reading moment.  She LOVES reading.  Math, on the other hand, is a struggle so I have to come up with creative ways to incorporate that into our day.  We're having so much fun learning and growing together.  

Rylea reading and copying the book "Go, Dog, Go!"

Dieter's handwriting has improved soooo much in the past 11 weeks of school.  He's taking his time now and really trying to please his Mommy Teacher.  He's a numbers guy.  All numbers, all the time.  He can do simple addition problems in his head, and he understands the concept of time yet he still confuses 's' with 'c' every.single.time.  I love to be able to see and know my kiddos strengths and weaknesses well.  

Dieter's handwriting sheet from 'Gg' week!
We're still learning a different Bible verse and story each week, and now, Daddy reads a Bible story to us on Sunday night and Mommy spends the rest of the week doing activities to go with that story.  I love that Daddy gets to still be the spiritual leader and authority over our family and this format is working really well.  We sorted the creation story this week.  You can find the free printable here, and you can find the Jesus Storybook Bible here.

We've also been doing a lot of art!  We decorated the house with construction paper bats during our bat unit.

We mixed and matched a skeleton, Frankenstein, and a scarecrow to make some funny monster decorations.

We painted pumpkins!

So, as you can see, we've been keeping busy around here.  We're having a bunch of fun in this season of our lives and we're looking forward to the upcoming Holiday season!! :)

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