Friday, May 4, 2012

Learning Moment Memoirs

This week, as we learned at home...

 I was blessed to find our youngest,
who does not, yet, completely delight in reading -
and is still learning to do so -
sitting outside alone feeding from Yah's Word...

... something that delights a mama's heart beyond words.

In our learning of history this week,
we discussed early forms of writing,
like hieroglyphics and cuneiform.
The girls enjoyed attempting to write 
on their clay (a.k.a. silly putty) tablets...

"My name is Carolynne. I drank a smoothie today."
History in the making. ;)

We, also, discussed the process of mummifying,
looked at photos of a real mummy and the canopic jars
that I had taken from my trip to Michigan
when I went to the art museum.
We, also, had a volunteer for a mummy wrap... 
well, sort of...
He was voluntold...
but didn't object...

A teddy bear and an ace bandage...
not such a bad mummy.

We discussed the pyramids, as well,
and the girls produced some lovely illustrations...

Lest we look back and think otherwise,
we did do more than history lessons...

Math drills in skip counting online

Reading about the sun, moon, and Earth's rotation

Learning about earthquakes

We, also, enjoyed a video about Bach this week
and some of his compositions...
As well as miscellaneous seatwork,
daily counting of the Omer, Scripture readings, 
character discussions, daily life problem solving,
errand running, home keeping, and more.

I love being at home.
Thank You, Abba, for helping me this week.
Blessed be Your Name!

~ Christina

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

In the Kitchen

As we continue our walk in Torah,
Abba continues to reveal how a disciplined life is important
and is not merely limited to the spiritual... but the physical, as well.

That being said, I have been trying to develop
various disciplines in my physical life...
one, of which, being my eating habits.

So this past week, in addition to our regimen of smoothie drinking,
I tried to be a little more creative in the kitchen.

Here are a few of those things...

Raw-ish Veggicado Soup
- I experimentally mixed this with my Blendtec -
3 cups vegetable broth (or water with x-tra seasonings)
2 carrots, 1 celery stalk, 1 garlic clove,
2 sprigs of fresh parsley, 1 avocado, 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Taco rice lettuce leaf taco
- taco seasoned brown rice with pepper jack cheese
and diced tomato in romaine lettuce leaf

Good ol' fashioned burger... with a different fashio
- seasoned and cooked organic hamburger patti,
onions sauteed in coconut oil, sliced tomato,
pepper jack cheese, between romaine leaves

We've had some good eats this past week!
Thank You, Abba! 

~ Christina