Disclosure of Material Connection:

Some of the links on this blog are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Weeks in Review (11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7)

So I seriously lost track of time and did not even realize that 4 weeks have gone by since my last Week in Review.  OOOPS!

Things have been so busy, and I have been having computer problems.  I finally have a new computer, but now I'm having Windows Live Writer problems (if you are a blogger, you will understand).

So, let's see if I can remember what has happened in the last 4 weeks (well at least the gist of it all).

Week of 11/16

This week we had our planning meeting with co-op for the spring semester.  So many great classes being offered, I'm so excited (my kids are too, we LOVE co-op)!  We had a playdate with some friends, C had his cooking class (they made some Thanksgiving side dishes, delish!).  We had co-op and then headed to Costco to get new tires on the Suburban, but they didn't have them in stock (even though I bought them 2 weeks before) so we had to come back on Friday after swimming.  On Saturday the kids had their Past Times History class at the local Historical Society and we also attended a funeral.  :(  A friend of ours (the people we got our dog from), he passed away from cancer.  So sad.  We also had a chick hatch!  We put two of our hens' eggs to be hatched (after losing 2 of our hens), we got ONE chick.  This is a newer pic, but you can she him/her!  The kids love it!
A photo posted by Jen (@cgroveacademy) on

Week of 11/22

This week was pretty lax because of Thanksgiving, not much time for anything else.  We had MMA on Monday, and Wednesday we skipped it to hit the road to my parents house for Thanksgiving.  We had a great time visiting with family, I went Black Friday shopping with my mom and aunts, while the boys went shooting.  On Saturday we headed back home and I had a Mom's Day Out with some co-op moms and family/friends.  We did a painting party, SO FUN!  If you have never done one, you should!   On Sunday we had a Family Home Evening night with another family, was lots of fun!

We had lots of fun playing Wii Dance and my aunt brought the kids some gingerbread houses.

Week of 11/30

We had our 4H robotics meeting, only our 2nd meeting, but it was sign ups for next year.  I was really excited to learn that c (who just turned 5) can enroll for next year!  K and c had their annual visits to the pediatrician.  They are doing great and super healthy!  It was the first time we saw this particular ped, and she was awesome!  Super supportive of homeschooling and was really impressed with how friendly and chatty c was.  (K is a bit more shy, but she's only 2).  We had a field trip to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, we went up with some friends (old friends from Hawaii, who also moved to MD and just started homeschooling this school year).  The performed The Polar Express, it was good (but I liked last year's The Nutcracker, better).  We had co-op, which included a cookie exchange.  Super yummy!  I made two batches of Paleo cookies and they were a hit!  The kids had a trial piano lesson, and will start up after Christmas!  Then we hit the road to my parents again on the way to NC for my cousin's wedding.  It was a quick road trip, so not too exciting.  It was lots of fun visiting with family though.

A photo posted by Jen (@cgroveacademy) on
Week of 12/7

Z and c attended a science class at the library on Monday , then we hit the library again on Tuesday for C to go to his Battle of the Books meeting, it also happened to be storytime...so win for everyone! On Wednesday we had a playdate with friends in the afternoon.  Thursday we were suppose to go to a nursing home to make ornaments with them, but c wasn't feeling well.  Friday hubby had off for a dentist appt and we had a long list of things too do, but everyone woke up not feeling well. Boo!  Saturday we attempted to mark off some of the To Do's from Friday and will be attending our church Christmas party this evening.  Everyone is feeling better (luckily), though I still have some aches and pains (probably Lupus related). Tomorrow we are doing some service with the IRC, putting together some kits for refugees.

I found a great name writing app for the iPad this week too!  I have been wanting to work with c on writing his name, and well... I'm a slacker!  I have all these great ideas sometimes, and with 4 kiddos now, well, they don't always get put into play.!  Check out this app called Write My Name, it's $4, but so worth it!  It also does ABC (uppercase and lowercase) and you could have them practice other people's names too!
A photo posted by Jen (@cgroveacademy) on
I've still been going strong on my new Paleo lifestyle, I aim to follow it 80% of the time, and am pretty sure I follow it more than that.  I do notice a BIG difference in how I feel when I don't follow it.  Dessert is my weakness, so I always try to have a Paleo option available!

I also got my Stitch Fix this month!!!  It was slightly disappointing, but that's okay because I didn't have much extra money this month.  I did keep a pair of pants that I LOVE and a sweater!

I post my Paleo meals, fashion (stitch fix and other), homeschooling and life in general on my Instagram! Come join me!

Linking up at:
My Week in Review at Our 4 Kiddos, and Weekly Wrap up with Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
Don't miss a single blog post! Register to receive them in your email by clicking HERE
or follow via another social media (see Find Me tab)
Check out my latest homeschool review products!
Like what you read?  Vote for me!
Vote For Use @ Top Mommy Blogs

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for leaving a comment, I love to hear from my readers!


31 (2) 31 Days of Field Trips (31) 5 senses (6) abcmouse.com (1) adult education (1) advent (1) all about me (1) Alpha-Phonics (1) Alphabet Box (1) amphibians (1) animal trackers (10) ants (3) Artist Study (9) arts and crafts (16) Australia (2) award (4) baby (5) baby bird (2) baby food jar crafts (1) Back to Homeschool (6) balance (1) banyan tree (1) beach (1) bees (3) Being a Mom (2) birds (5) Birthdays (2) Blogging the Alphabet (28) bloom (1) boats (2) Book List (3) Book Nook (1) Book review (62) book sneeze (3) Boost your blog (1) Brag Time Hop (31) Broccoli (1) butterflies (5) butterfly (3) Butternut Squash (1) Campus Book Rental (2) Capybara (1) Capyboppy (1) Charlotte Mason (1) Cherry Tomatoes (1) Chestnut Grove Curriculum (22) Chinese Language (7) Chinese New Year (1) Chinese Worksheets (1) Chore Chart (4) Christmas (28) classical approach (3) cleaning schedule (1) close to my heart (7) co-op (2) Color Tablets (2) computer games (2) Continent Boxes (5) crabs (2) cricut (2) CSA (4) Cub Scouts (1) culture swap (2) currclick (2) curriculum (23) cursive (1) daily schedule (3) Deep Covered Baker (1) Digital Scrapbooking (5) dinosaurs (18) Dissection (1) diswasher detergent (1) dolphins (2) donuts (1) Earth Science (5) Easter (8) Easy Readers (1) education cubes (7) educents (2) Eggplant (1) Emeals (5) emotions (2) exploring Hawaii (127) fairy tales (1) fall (15) family (1) Family Home Evening (5) farm (3) Father's Day (1) feelings (2) felt board (1) FHE (5) field trip (278) Fifth Grade (1) first grade (37) fish (3) flowers (4) Free Printables (13) freezer meals (1) frogs (3) Fundraiser (1) games (5) garden (1) General Conference (9) geocaching (3) Geography (37) Getting crafty (20) gift ideas (4) Giveaway (101) guest blogger (13) HALLELUJAH (3) Halloween (14) handwriting (2) hanukkah (2) Health (6) health curriculum (2) Heart (1) heart parenting (1) hermit crabs (2) History (48) Holidays (26) Home School (55) Home school mother's journal (7) Home School Room (10) Homemaking (15) homeschool (1) Homeschool Blogging Network (5) Homeschool Swap (1) How to (1) Human Body (5) ice cream (2) informal learning (2) insects (6) IPAD (37) Japan (2) jellyfish (3) Jesus Christ (1) karate (1) Kauai (2) kids in the kitchen (16) kindergarten (36) kindle (11) Kwanzaa (1) ladybugs (2) Language Arts (6) Language Program (2) lap books (5) Latter Day Homeschool Blog Posts (3) lds (18) lego (3) lego club (3) lesson help (1) letter a (2) letter b (4) letter c (3) letter d (1) letter f (2) letter I (4) letter j (2) letter n (1) letter o (2) letter p (1) letter s (2) letter t (1) letter u (1) Library (1) Light box (4) Lighthouses (7) Little Passports (22) Mamapedia (1) mammals (2) Mango (1) Map Display (1) Marriage (1) Massachusetts (1) Math (44) meal planning (1) Memorial Day (1) Mexico (1) minecraft (1) Montessori (145) Montessori At Home Book (2) Montessori Print Shop (24) Monthly Subscription Program (1) Mormon (32) morning routine (1) Music (9) My Father's Dragon (1) My Groovy Planet (1) My Memories (8) Nature (23) nests (2) New Year (1) New Years Resolutions (1) Ocean (15) octopus (2) olympics (1) Operation Smile (2) Organization (14) Owl Pellets (1) P.E. (3) Paleo (5) Pancake Day (1) pandia press (23) parenting (1) Patterns (1) penguins (2) phonics (7) physical education (1) Picasso (1) pinterest (4) pirates (4) playdough (6) Pollock (1) pond animals (3) popcorn balls (1) Poppins Book Nook (35) pornography (1) preschool (95) President's Day (2) puffins (1) pumpkin (3) pumpkins (2) rain forest (1) Read Alouds (3) Reading (14) Real Life (1) Recipe (34) reptiles (1) Reverence (1) review (239) road trip (1) rockets (2) Sacrament Bag (2) safety (2) Saturday Adventure (1) schedule (3) scholastic books (1) Science (63) scissors (1) Scriptures (1) sea urchins (1) seasons (6) Second Grade (7) seed (1) sensory bin (5) Share it Saturday (84) ships (2) SimplyFun (3) skin care (2) snow (1) snow globe (1) Space (11) spelling (16) spiders (4) spineless sea urchins (1) sponsor (9) starfish (3) stitch fix (9) stocking stuffers (3) Summer Fun (2) Tell me more (1) Thankful (5) Thanksgiving (5) The Friend Magazine (1) The Giggler Treatment (1) The Road Not Taken (1) Third Grade (6) Thirty-one (2) thumbsucking (1) Titanic (1) tools (1) Top 10 (2) TOS Blog Cruise (83) TOS Review Crew (136) tot school (65) Totsy (1) Traditions (1) turtles (1) Unit study (18) unschooling (2) Usborne Books (21) Valentine's Day (8) virtual book club (1) We choose virtues (1) Week 1 (2) week 2 (2) week 3 (2) week 4 (1) week in review (62) Well Trained Mind (1) whales (3) What my child is reading (48) Whole 30 (9) why we homeschool (5) winter (3) Word (1) wordless wednesday (7) work boxes (105) Workbox Wednesday (50) world as classroom (3) worms (3) Wrap-up (3) writing (4) young women (8) Zero Grandparents (1) zoo (2)