Monday, September 25, 2017

Mid-Term - Daybook Post

Outside my window ~

Lately, it has felt like July in Texas.  We have tried to take advantage of the swimming.  It's great for PE class!

I am thankful for ~

Time spent with Sarah at school.  This past weekend was family weekend.  We all went down and had a great time.  That will be another post ;)

From the school room ~

We are on week 7 of the first quarter (well beyond mid-term).  We are FINALLY getting our groove after nutty first half of the quarter.

The one thing we are kickin' it in are the labs.  Bam!  By the third high schooler, one's confidence level in the high school at-home labs really grows.

(Miss Mabel is taking Biology with lab this freshman year.)

(Miss Ester is taking Chemistry with lab her junior year.)

Stan the man was studying whales and how their blubber protects them.  A little Vaseline and ice water experiment is easy enough that little sister can be included in them.

And Kindergarten science is SO! MUCH! FUN!

We studied density a couple of weeks ago.  We first read the cute story, Sink or Swim.  Then we preceded with collecting items from around the house.  With those items, we predicted if they would sink or swim float.  Once we predicted, then we performed the experiment to see if our predictions were correct or not.

After we saw the results, we mixed water, dish soap, and oil in a beaker to check out the density of each.

So much fun!!

I found the lesson on the website "BetterLesson".

From the kitchen ~

Earlier in the summer, Miss Mabel attempted Macrons for the first time.

She was disappointed that only half the batch turned out, but dang, girl!  Macrons are expensive in the store for a reason!  I think she did an amazing job on her first attempt.  These are incredibly challenging to make.

What I am reading ~

I'm really enjoying this one.  But beware! Do not read if you are hungry.  The food description is amazing and will leave your mouth watering.

Around the house ~

I took these of Miss Clementine at her first Little Flowers meeting.  This is also the adorable project she made after studying a bit about St. Catherine of Sienna and the Virtue, Faith.  (She goes to a meeting the first Friday of every month.)

I am thinking about ~

Homecoming!!  (It's October 7.)

Both Miss Mabel and Ester are going.

And Miss Ester was asked by one of THE most kind-hearted, gentleman-like guys out there who comes from a strong military-family background.

He asked David's permission first, (which is what we expect).  And when a guy really does that on his own, you know he is a real gentleman.

They are cross country team mates :)

I am praying for ~

Miss Ester...

This girl.  She has a nasty case of shin splints (micro fractures).  It's been 10 days and she is still limping.  There will be no more cross country for her for the season.

We need her feeling better so she can dance at the homecoming dance, people!!

I am listening to ~

Silence (except for the air conditioner running)!  The kids are busy with school so I thought I would get a chance to finish this post I've been working on.

Coming down the pike this week ~

Tuesday - (Make up) Ice Skating Lessons

Wednesday - Field trip to the pumpkin patch

Thursday - Dentist (for me)

Thursday - Ice Skating Lessons

Friday - Sunday - Troops of St. George Camp Out

A couple of last photos to share ~

(Glow in the dark pajamas!)

 (Algebra II Saxon Math - I'm so grateful for the "teacher" on disc!!)

And this is from the day big sister, Sarah, sent a care package from her school to Miss Clementine :)

Wishing you all a wonderful autumn season, houses smelled of yummy goodness, and blessings abound!



  1. Oh Patty...
    Such love oozing from this post!
    I love your sweet baby getting a care package from her big sis!!!
    And her jammies!
    And Homecoming!!! A date!!!!
    Exciting and what a nice young man...
    Such love in your home!
    Wish we were neighbors. : )

  2. I so miss having an elementary school aged child to school!
    Sounds like things are going well in your little corner!


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