Homeschooling Journey: Week 16

Image by Lindsey Clair

I’m still dreaming of a white Christmas.  Do you think it’s possible?  I don’t know, this slight heat wave we have been having is just not the face of December that is for sure.  Oh well, snow or not I still plan on celebrating with my family as I know you are looking forward to Christmas traditions with your family.

Homeschool Week 16

This week was full of baking and gingerbread fun.  On Monday, we packed up the car and headed over to grandma’s house for some Christmas cookie baking.  We made three types of Christmas goodies:

  1. Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies
  2. Cinnamon-Nut Crescent Rolls: (These included a yummy cinnamon roll type frosting drizzled on top, YUM)!
  3. 7 Layer Cookies

The girls thoroughly enjoyed all three experiences as not only was it a chance to work with goodies but a chance to learn about recipes and how they come together.  Mommy of course loved the experience as well it was so delish! haha!  We are still enjoying the Christmas goodness.

Image by Lindsey Clair

On Tuesday, we packed up and headed to the other grandma’s house and created a gingerbread village.  It was so much fun as you can see in the pic but let’s just say it didn’t start out that way.  The frosting was being stubborn and didn’t want to bond the gingerbread together.  Our little houses just kept caving in.  When we finally got them to hold, the results were super cute!

On Tuesday night, Sweet Pea (8) and I headed to her Christmas party at Pioneer Girls at Ward Church in Northville.  The night started out with Christmas carols.  Then the girls made a Christmas tree craft and learned about the Candy Cane.  Afterwards they enjoyed some yummy ice cream and cookies.  The night concluded with songs and a cute little Christmas skit.  It was a fun experience for everyone involved.

Because the girls didn’t have dance classes on Monday night or Palaestra on Friday, we had some extra free time.  The girls got to pick out Christmas gifts for the grandparents and aunts and uncles out of the dollar bins at Target.  My goodness did they have a blast with that!

Is your family ready for Christmas?  Is all your shopping completed?  I am excited to say that I am finished with my major shopping I just need to pick up a few stocking stuffers etc., and we are good to go!

I want to wish all the homeschooling families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  See you again in the New Year!  We will be continuing with week 17 the first week of January 2012!  The last couple weeks of 2011 will just be enrichment based and Christmas fun.  See you next year! Haha!

~Happy Homeschooling

Lindsey