Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Visit With Mrs. G!

We recently got to visit one of our heroes - Mrs. G.

She tells fantastic Bible stories, and we get one CD from her a month. We started with Adam and Eve and we have worked our way up to Moses. She has a building with offices, and we were able to get a tour, and of course to meet her and tell her how much we enjoy her stories. She gave each of the children a book - inside it is signed by Mrs. G. and it has stories in it from the CDs. The children were very excited!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

It's awfully quiet in the kitchen...

I realized today it was pretty quiet in the kitchen - thanks to an open bag of chocolate chips!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


We went to a friend's recently who happens to have several apple trees, and we were able to pick some! I was wanting a few for pies, crisps and eating. Apple picking is a fun and easy occupation, especially when the weather is lovely and there are some other neat people there to talk to - so we ended up with more than I had set out to get, but not unmanagably more, given how apples keep. We will be enjoying our apples for quite a while! We have already enjoyed one whole apple pie, and started in on our second!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Today I completed one of my summer projects - giving the upstairs bathroom a facelift. This was not a full-on, cosmetic surgery kind of face-lift, just a new curtain, fresh paint and a new ventilation fan. Previously we had wallpaper and venetian blinds, but in the late spring our dear little Pip decided the wallpaper was fun to peel. And as he had started, we thought we might as well finish it! This room also marks the end of my quest to rid our house of venetian blinds (which I don't like very much - can you tell?). Instead, we have a very delightful curtain that ripples in the late summer breeze coming in the window as you can see here:
(sorry the exposure is so dark!)

Because I don't have the fancy lenses that the home decorating magazines do to show you the entire room at once, you will have to content yourself with a close up of the radiator to get an idea of the colours (called Whispering Cloud and Antique Porcelain). I love our radiators when they are finished - they are magnificent! But while painting them I have to be careful not to grumble - they are so fiddly!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The First Day of School

Today was the official first day of school in the province. We've been schooling a week already (including some yesterday - on a holiday!) but today the yellow schoolbuses started rolling. So to celebrate another school year, and also to revel in the flexibility of homeschooling - we took the day off!

We joined with a bunch of homeschoolers at a local park with a splash pad and had a "We're Not in School" party/picnic. To recognize each other (because some we had just known by email) we were supposed to wear orange. Unfortunately I didn't take my camera to get a picture of the teeter-totter covered with orange children!

It was great to hang out with some good friends, and make some more, including a family from our town that has started homeschooling this year!

Hope you all have a great academic year, however you pursue it!