Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekly Purge Challenge ~ Week 3

Some of the blinds in the living room were complete and total junk, collecting cobwebs and dust, and we didn't use them anyway.  So in the spirit of purging, we got rid of them!  So far, I've done a few minor things and haven't gotten to as much as I wish.  Life is crazy, I'm trying to give myself grace...hard, but trying!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy Birthday, Ari!

My sweet niece turned one on New Year's Eve.  Annie had a cute Minnie Mouse party for her.  Poor baby wasn't feeling the best, but we still celebrated and had a good time.  We got her a cute elephant chair.  Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Weekly Purge Challenge ~ Week #2

This week, we finally got our Christmas decorations packed up.  In the spirit of purging, I thought I'd actually take time to go through everything.  I purged a ton of boxes and excess trash and even came up with some items to give away.  The decorations are a lot more organized.  We have different ideas for Christmas and Advent next year.  I packed them away accordingly, so we shall see if it all works out!

 The whole purge pile
These were the give away items

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Lilah's Interview ~ 5 Years Old

How old are you?: 5
What is your favorite color?: the color on my cup (light/teal blue)
What is your favorite show?: Pokemon and Pickers (American Pickers) and Bratz
What is your favorite movie?: Sing
Who is your best friend?: Avery and Reagan
What is your favorite thing to do with mommy?: Spa
What is your favorite thing to do with daddy?: have special time
Where is your favorite place to go out to eat?: Red Lobster
Where is your favorite place to go for fun?: Inflatable Fun Factory
What is your favorite food?: nachos
What is your favorite thing to do during school time?: Letter of the week
What is your favorite toy?: Cabbage Patch Baby So Real
What is your favorite animal?: koala and giraffe and zebra and sunbear
What do you want to be when you grow up?: cheerleader, in the Olympics, and being a nurse or doctor
What is your favorite book?: Junie B Jones Boss of Kitchen
Is there anything else you want to tell me?: I love my mom, dad, brother and sister.  I love my cousins, I love my grandpa, grandma, grammie, pops, aunts and friends...that is it.

Homeschool Highlights

Writing ~ Sequencing Snake: When we used this graphic organizer, we talked about making sure that stories had a beginning, middle, and end.
 Writing ~ Say It/Write It: 

 D is for Dots!:

 Macie's Writing Journal:
 F is for Fingerprints:
 Mneme Therapy:
 Above: The Christmas Tree
Below: The Christmas Blizzard
 100th Day Fun ~ Making Snow: Gavin got several science kits for Christmas and he is pumped.  On our 100th day, we made snow.

100th Day Fun ~ Playing Games: We also played a few games that the kids got for Christmas.  Macie got a new game called Count Your Chickens and it was fun to play.  It's a cooperative game where everyone has to work together and win or lose together.  Grandma and Grandpa got our family Colts' Checkers and we played several rounds of that.

Weekly Purge Challenge ~ Week 1

As part of my yearly intentions, I plan to purge 17 (or more) items each week and blog about it.  I hope to take a picture along with it.  This week, I did purge 17+ items, but failed to take the picture.

Because we are no longer doing our side business, we decided to get rid of all of the cups.  I was able to use most of them for Christmas gifts, sell a few, and make the last three for the kids.  We also gave the machine and all of our extra supplies and vinyl to our neighbors as a thank you/Christmas gift.

It felt so good to give something to others who have helped us out so much.  It also felt great to PURGE!  I've been sick for way too long and am finally feeling like I have some energy back. Hopefully, I will be successful purging this week and will actually take a picture!