It's been a snowy week around here! We have gotten about a foot of snow in the last two weeks, so the kids have been outside playing in the snow almost every day. I also went out several times to start doing some cross-country skiing. Unfortunately, it is supposed to rain tomorrow and then turn bitterly cold on Monday. Hopefully, we'll get some nice, pretty snow later in the week so we can play some more! So, here's what we did:
Monday - Lots and lots of snow. We stayed inside all day. Dance and AWANA were both canceled. The kids and I watched a DVR show about "The Science of Snow". I thought it was fitting.
Tuesday - We woke up to about 8 inches of snow, which increased to a foot by afternoon. Piano lessons were canceled, so we worked on Christmas presents. The kids spent lots of time in the snow.
Wednesday - More playtime in the snow! We also worked on Christmas presents and Ga'hoole Girl made gingerbread cookie dough.
Thursday - I woke up with a migraine, but it calmed down by afternoon. The kids played outside and worked on Christmas presents. Ga'hoole Girl made her gingerbread cookies so she could take them to dance in the evening. I had my first appointment with my trainer at the health club. All we did at this meeting was discuss my goals and what kind of program I was interested in. I go back next week to actually start working out.
Friday - We went to see "A Christmas Carol" with the homeschool group. We had been listening to Jim Dale read it on CD, so it was cool to see it on stage. The stage version was funny as well as moving. I had awakened with a headache, but managed to take medications and feel well enough to go. The kids had an afternoon dance rehearsal since their Monday class was canceled.
Saturday - Dance recital! The December recital is a small affair held in a local mall. Ga'hoole Girl's tap class (along with the other advanced classes) didn't dance, but the kids' theater dance class did their dance. When we got home, we watched "Star Trek: Nemesis" (cultural education) and "Space Chimps" (just for fun).
Throughout the week, we have been reading Advent readings for Bible, which have started some good discussions. We are also reading from Tolkein's Letters from Father Christmas.
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