I think this was the most "normal" week we have had in some time. Ever since December it seems like we have been off for some reason or another due to the holidays and travel. Although this week we celebrated St. Valentine's Day and Wednesday was Ash Wednesday. I guess that's as normal as life gets around here.
We spent Tuesday morning playing with and eating candy hearts. The children did all kinds of sorting, building and picture making. The older kids did a valentine worksheet just for fun. We read our favorite Valentine book, Saint Valentine.
Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent. The boys served at Mass in the morning, and Jacob definitely received the best cross.
Wednesday morning as we were piling in the car for Mass, I discovered that our van had a dead battery. Bob was able to give us a jump and thankfully the van started after Mass. However, we weren't so lucky in the afternoon when we piled in again for our afternoon activities. $200 later we have a new battery.
We finally finished Johnny Tremain on Thursday. We took some extra time to read this week because frankly, I was tired of reading the book and ready to get it finished. We enjoyed the book, it was just long, and seems like we have been reading it forever.
We also watched a documentary about Paul Revere. An interesting man, quite a patriot and entrepreneur.
We also then watched disc 1 of America The Story of Us, the older three kids were completely engaged. Such an interesting and inspiring time in our history.
I'm not sure what our next read aloud is going to be yet, perhaps the Little House series. The only one we have read thus far is Farmer Boy. Any suggestions on what to read next?
I'm reading the Magnificat Lenten companion write now along with The Shadow of His Wings, I actually forgot this book was on my Kindle, but I'm so glad I found it. Should make for a powerful read for Lent.
This week it would have to be Education.com I have the paid version and it's so easy to find fun little worksheets to go with whatever you are studying. Earlier in the week the kids wanted a states and capitals refresher, so I printed off a crossword puzzle. Easy for me and fun for them.
Monday I shared a bit about how we Pray for our Children and on Wednesday I shared some of our de-cluttering plans for Lent. De-clutter the home and the soul.
Have a wonderful weekend!