Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Haven at Home Happenings and Snow Much Fun...

Last week was such a busy week for us
that I wasn't able to share until today.

Later in the week we were blessed with a rare SNOW
that we enjoyed immensely!
Much of Saturday was spent out-of-doors in it!

During the week, however, we did enjoy the pleasures
of learning at home (and many other things) together...

Carolynne practicing her reading skills

Beth reading a chapter of the book she is narrating to me

Will enjoying a math lesson

Ally and Carolynne coloring together

Will and Beth enjoying our new Homeschoolopoly together

Mama and Carolynne enjoying Homeschoolopoly together
(and Suzie) ;o)

Most of our week was spent at home, which was a blessing.
On Friday, we met with our Keepers of the Faith group
and enjoyed a lesson on loving others, as well as,
learning some sign language.

Also on Friday, we enjoyed our sourdough pizza night
with our usual friends and had a young Marine friend
and his father (who traveled from out-of-state
and stayed the weekend) with us.
It was a real joy!
This Marine's family blessed us with with homebaked goodies
and 14 dozen farm fresh eggs (from their farm)!
What a blessing!
We enjoyed our weekend of fellowship with them.

In addition to our Friday, we were blessed with SNOW!
(Friday night's photos are at this post.)
We just couldn't get enough of it on Saturday either!

The first thing the children did on Saturday morning
was head outside to admire the snowfall...

And Suzie, too...

Ally enjoyed her quiet time in it...

Later they began making a snowman...

Which was distracted by a snowball fight, of course...

Not everyone enjoyed the snowballing the same way.
Carolynne, for instance, enjoyed the snowballs
but not throwing them... she preferred to eat them...

And Ally enjoyed the snowballing
but she did much of the receiving... lol

Oh, and Suzie, too, enjoyed the snowballing...
but she liked it as Carolynne did...

Then back to work on the snowman...

Sunglasses and all...

By the end of the day
we started to see him fade away
and we have, yet, to determine if
it was the warmer temps
or for other reasons pictured below... lol

"Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."
~ Psalm 51:7


Rosie said...

I *think* I know who made the children's snow hats :)

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

What fun! Bill even looked like he had fun in the snow ;).

I think you all are getting more snow than us this year hehe.

Thanks for sharing the pictures

Claudia J said...

I am trying to find your tutorial on making a dress from a shirt and some material that you did with or for the little girls. Can you send me the link or blog page? Thanks for the wonderful blogging!

HsKubes said...

Rosie ~ lol If you're thinking Ally, you're correct. She made those for the children for Christmas last year. ;o)

Amy ~ I thought you would notice Bill having fun in the snow. LOL And he was! I was sure to throw in a few 'snow-friendly' remarks... reminding him how nice it would be to have that kind of fun more often and how sipping coffee and plowing parking lots could be a real delight for him... but he wasn't so easily persuaded. ha ha Oh well... we'll just have to settle for visits to MI. ;o)

Claudia ~ The link to my t-shirt dress tutorial is found here: ;o)

~ Christina

Madeleine said...

HA! I am so glad you enjoyed the snow!! I really do love remembering how much others enjoy it so much. It helps me deal with it. And we stil have loads of it. Do you?

HsKubes said...

Madeleine ~ Unfortunately, all of our snow has already melted. But we did enjoy it while it lasted. We do have a very small portion of snow that melted from our snowman. It's about the size of a saucer. lol

Bev said...

I've never heard of Homeschoolopoly until seeing it here today. Do you all like it? It looks fun!

HsKubes said...

Bev ~ It is very similar to Monopoly except with a homeschool theme. We do like it. Here is a link with some pics of the game up close:

Nikki said...

We got some snow last weekend as well, but the costal area got more than we did. It was enought, though to sled and make a snow man.

Loved the picture of the dog standing on her hind legs!!! Too cute!! You all looked like you had a blast.

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun.and made a snowman too...I really enjoyed the pics..and liked your dress(above) Where wher yoou during the snowball fight??did they make (snow angels)?What a blessing you all had..
Love ya

PlainJane said...

Wow, you guys did get a lot of snow for your region. That is neet seeing it next to the ocean below too. My favorite photo is Ally having devotions out in the snow, lol. Hope you told the girls not to eat yellow show. :)

Since you are out of snow, I'll just send a truckload right down to you. :)


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