Quite a hodge podge on my mind today. I forgot to tell everyone that Kristen made foccachia all by herself! She found the recipe in one of the kids cookbooks that we have & begged to try. I bought the fast acting yeast (since I use reg. for my bread) and off she went. It’s quite a long process, but it was so tasty. We had it with an Italian sausage & pasta dish. I’m so proud of her! Today we’re trying our hand at making cereal. The kitchen smells so good. I got a recipe from the ladies at Sonlight for Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Karra’s been begging for "good" cereal. Gee, Cheerios and Corn Flakes aren’t good? We enjoyed the granola when we made it, so this seemed like a good next step. I want to try grape nuts, but I’m the only one that would eat them.
Well, we managed Science 3 times this week. For the 3rd time this week, we have all of our schoolwork done! Today we were done before noon. It’s such fun to listen to Kurt sound out words and to know that I taught him! Kristen is doing so much better with her phonics. She had to match vowel diagraphs with different spellings and she got 15 out of 16 right. A year ago I wouldn’t have thought that was possible. I have been hearing for years that kids learn these things at different times. If she were in a school setting, it would be so discouraging for her. She’s a really good reader, but those brain hiccups have given us fits when it comes to phonics and spelling. We did back up to a 2nd grade spelling and she is wizzing through it.
Karra was all excited about putting up her bluebird house and a sparrow has moved into it. You can follow the link from my blog to hers and hear her complain about my chickens (he he he).
Oh, and this morning I found an e-mail from a college friend that I haven’t heard from in. . . . well, a long time. What fun! I have lots of errands to do now that school is over, so I’d better go.
That’s what’s happening on the homestead.