Conway Woman's Daybook

For today...Tuesday, July 17

Outside my window...we've added a hummingbird feeder (thanks to my mom!) and gray clouds are teasing that they might share some of their precious rain

I am thinking...about how much I LOVE living in my hometown again.  Only two weeks left, and I'm enjoying every minute.

From the learning rooms...King James I of England & the founding of Jamestown, the kids enjoyed this game found in The Story of the World: Activity Book Three Early Modern Times.  Sarah, a stockholder, hid gummy bears (gold) in random amounts under four cups (ships) and had to convince the other stockholder how to invest in each ship.  Then both of the stockholders split the gold based on their investment in the New World.

I am thankful for...a slower pace for a few days.  Today, I'm fighting a headache that just won't go away, and being able to stay home and read to the kids is such a blessing.

From the kitchen...Parkin cake to help us remember Guy Fawkes and the foiled assassination plot of James I, plus beginning to clean out the pantry, fridge, and freezer as we get ready to move in just two weeks

I am reading..."The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.  So many people have recommended this book, so I snagged it from the library.

I am creating...just working on school schedules.  My goal was to get one entire week of school finished this summer so I could see where we needed to adjust before we actually started our school routine in August.  I love my job as a wife and mom!

I am hearing...Katherine and Olivia playing with our bulletin board set: dress the frog for the weather.  They keep changing the weather so they can change his outfit.  Changing weather is something they don't experience in the Solomons.

Around the house...we are beginning to accumulate boxes again, but it's nice to have pictures on the walls and to feel like this cute little rent house is home.

One of my favorite things...spending time with extended family and watching my kids build relationships with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.

Looking ahead...celebrating our anniversary and my grandmother's birthday, then driving up to East Side Baptist Church in Fort Smith over the weekend

A peek into my corner of the world...

the Central Arkansas Library used book sale last Friday.  Sarah and I joined my aunt, her two daughters, and my cousin-in-law, and we enjoyed sorting through books and bringing home a pile of books!  What a joy to live close enough to meet in Little Rock.


I love to read your Daybook... wherever you are! Such an encouragement :D

Kecia said…
So how do you use the Story of the World activity you assign things from it for the kids to do? suggest? leave it up to them? Just curious!
(Happy Anniversary--I prayed for you today!)
Choate Family said…
We usually do the map assignments, they are simple enough that Katherine can color along, yet they help cement the reading for the older kids. I just look ahead and request the extra literature selections from the library, and I try and pick activities that I think would be a good fit for our family. So far, I think the book was worth the investment! Thanks for your prayers, friend :-)

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