Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up for the Week of October 5

Our week began in the Cincinnati area, but you can read about that here.

We got home Monday evening and were well occupied with unpacking and getting settled back into our normal routines.

Once we were home, the girls spent a large part of one day harvesting miniature pumpkins and using all 22 of them to decorate the front porch.  Partway through the summer we noticed a pumpkin vine growing in our compost pile. Eventually we determined it was the miniature pumpkins (the girls had each gotten one at church last fall and when they got squishy, I tossed them in compost, apparently one of the seeds grew). When we got back from our weekend trip, the pumpkins were ready to harvest, so the girls picked them, and then used them, and ribbon, to decorate the front porch. I thought it turned out great!

The rest of the week we enjoyed the fall weather, Bible Road Trip, lots of read alouds, independent work in math . . . music lessons . . .

And wrapped up our week celebrating the beginning of Sukkot. Much to Little Bit's delight, the fairies came to visit, and at their suggestion we made rather untraditional "sukkahs" by hanging shower curtains, decorated with sharpies from hula hoops. Unfortunately, Mommy failed to follow through and we haven't actually HUNG the hula hoops anywhere (I need to figure out where the girls want them, and find my command hooks (because it's much too rainy to have OUTDOOR sukkahs this year, grumble, grumble) . . . hopefully before Sukkot is over, sigh . . .  Still they had fun decorating them :)

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