Homeschool Journey Weeks 12 and 13

Wow, I can’t believe Thanksgiving has come and gone.  The past couple of weeks have been pretty laid back yet fun.  We spent the whole month of November on Thanksgiving unit studies and lapbooks along with videos, recipes, etc.

Photo: Thanksgiving Day up north. Almost 70 degrees, no coats :)

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we packed up our family and headed north.  Boy, was that an adventure.  Thanksgiving day was 66 degrees and gorgeous.  We actually ran around the woods without coats, it was sunny and beautiful.  The next day was a different story.  Blustery cold with snow.  The roads were horrible.  I guess the UP got hammered, we got about 3 inches back in the woods.  The girls loved it, though this momma kind of forgot all the snow gear just in case.  We just had winter coats, hats, and gloves.  No boots or snow suits, oops!

Photo: The day after our 70 degree Thanksgiving weather up north.

The girls helped with the Thanksgiving dinner and pies.  This was my very first full Thanksgiving dinner so I was pretty excited about that.  The turkey turned out awesome, thankfully.  We also enjoyed watching the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in Detroit while cooking.  I love creating memories with my kids as my parents did with my brother and I.

The girls did a few fun crafts in honor of the day ranging from hand turkeys to a Thanksgiving tree.  They wrote what they are thankful for on a variety of leaf cutouts and hung it on our little tree.  I would have posted a picture, but unfortunately, there was a mishap where our creation got immersed in H2O and tore to shreds, ugh.  Oh well, it was the thought right?  We still had fun.

This week we will be starting our Christmas unit studies etc.  Can’t wait to share with you our adventures.  I will post on our journey next week combining week 14 and 15. (This week being week 14 as I am a little late in posting)

Have a blessed week everyone!