Friday evening we will spend wrapping presents in princess paper, and then spend some time playing our new favorite game...Uno Wild Jackpot. Flynn received it from Aunt Margie and Uncle Chris, and the kids have played it every free moment since! I am anxious to see what all the excitement is about. : )
Saturday is Flynn's birthday! She always asks for Pumpkin Bread for her birthday, so after Mass we will have Tuna and Noodles...her choice...and celebrate her with chocolate chip pumpkin bread and presents! Grandma will be here to celebrate with us, and we are so glad. : ) I am not even going to lament the fact that my girl is seven. I'll save that for another post. : )
Sunday is gloriously free! And...we are expecting snow! We are planning on putting the tree up in the schoolroom, and also begin wrapping some gifts we have for friends and family. I really try to do things early and mindfully, so we can enjoy the season in awe and in peace. I am thinking Sunday will be the perfect day for a crockpot meal. I think I have some chicken thighs in the freezer. Any thoughts?? We will finish our last weekend before Hunting Season commences watching The Holiday Baking Championship followed by The Walking Dead. And most likely some cocoa and cookies on the couch too. : )
Here is a peek back at the week that was in our part of the world...
Last weekend we made our annual trip to The Hallmark Store so the kids could pick out their ornaments...
This years selections...
Peyton...Winter Warlock from her very favorite Christmas movie ever...Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
Rhett...Iron Man from one of his favorite movies... Captain America: Civil War.
And Flynn...Cinderella holding her pink dress. Because. Cinderella. : )
I also got one for my Madison. But will refrain from posting about it in case she is reading. ; )
And so it begins.
Our Christmas Season.
While elsewhere is all about Christmas, the schoolroom is focused on all things Thanksgiving.
This week we studied my favorite...Cranberries!
We did a super fun experiment with dried cranberries and Sprite...
And were happy to see our hypothesis was correct.
They will dance in bubbly liquid!
We also did an experiment to see if cranberries sink or float in water.
We read this beautiful and charming book.
I was introduced to it by my longtime blogger friend Patty last year.
It has quickly become a favorite.
We also studied turkeys, and learned a lot about the difference between wild turkeys and farm raised ones. We are blessed to have many wild turkeys in our own backyard!
And of course, Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete with out a headband to wear, right?
Insert random picture of my puppy Mocha.
Because. Come on!
A photo by my littlest one... Flynn. : )
And finally, some photos of Flynn's super fun Toy Story movie party!
One with her bestie...
One with Grandma at the theater...
And one with her sweet little cousins and friends.
They were thrilled with the little Sheriff Woody badges!
The table was set...
And we enjoyed chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, made by Peyton of course!
I found those darling toppers on Etsy.
And they were a hit!
After cupcakes and presents, we got our popcorn and drinks and headed into the theater to watch one of my favorite movies ever...
And my girl was happy. : )
Have a wonderful weekend with your people my friends!
Thanks for visiting. : )
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