First Day of Homeschool 2020

Today is our official first day of homeschool 2020! One of my favorite back-to-school traditions is taking back-to-school photos. I let the kiddos choose their own backgrounds this year. The kids’ t-shirts are from Carters.com and mine is from Etsy.com. I bought the chalkboard sign at Marshall’s last year. Enjoy! Our first day of school … Continue reading First Day of Homeschool 2020

Father/Daughter Dance & Mother/Son Alternate Activity

My husband and 7-year-old daughter were invited to a dance at a local church on Valentine's Day. She was beside herself with delight. It sounded like an amazing opportunity to me. Father/daughter relationships are important and we've never been invited to this type of event before. Because we usually do activities all together as a … Continue reading Father/Daughter Dance & Mother/Son Alternate Activity

Valentine ❤️ Gift Ideas

I recently read a great, short article on gift giving by tidying expert Marie Kondo (see link below). Choosing Gifts That Spark Joy It's only a few weeks until Valentines Day. Here are some fun gift ideas for a variety of ages and budgets. Edible gifts from Sohnrey Family Foods Health & Beauty gifts from … Continue reading Valentine ❤️ Gift Ideas

100th Day of Homeschool 📝

Happy 100th Day of school everyone! We haven't celebrated this day in the past and we had a lot of fun! I did a Google search for 100th day of school celebration ideas and let each kiddo choose one favorite idea. We found so many fun ideas that we celebrated for 2 days. We just … Continue reading 100th Day of Homeschool 📝

Five in a Row Christmas Ornament Swap 2018

My dear friends from Five in a Row NC were so sweet to send us ornaments from last year's Christmas ornament swap (2018) even though I didn't send in my contribution until this year (2019). You can find details instructions for that ornament here: Five in a Row Christmas Ornament - Who Owns the Sun? … Continue reading Five in a Row Christmas Ornament Swap 2018

Kids Christmas Movies 🎥

Here's the list of kids Christmas movies we have watched and are planning to watch this year. The Snowy Day (Amazon Prime) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Olaf's Frozen Adventure Buck Denver asks... Why Do We Call it Christmas? Veggie Tales: The Toy That Saved Christmas Veggie Tales: The Little Drummer Boy Curious George: A Very … Continue reading Kids Christmas Movies 🎥

🎄 Christmas Book 📚 List

Happy December everyone! One of my favorite Christmastime childhood memories is pulling out the box of Christmas books that were stored with the rest of the Christmas decorations.  The books somehow seemed more magical because they were Christmas themed, and we only saw them once a year, and they smelled like the Christmas candles that … Continue reading 🎄 Christmas Book 📚 List

Who Owns the Sun? ☀️ – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

When we lived in North Carolina a few years ago, we were part of an amazing homeschool group, North Carolina Five in a Row (NC FIAR).  Every year the group leader, L.N. organizes a FIAR ornament swap.  She is so sweet to let me participate in the swap even though we don't live in NC … Continue reading Who Owns the Sun? ☀️ – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

🦃 Thanksgiving Book 📚 List

I'm wishing y'all a happy Thanksgiving a few days early because we're hosting the big dinner at our rental house this year. I'm grateful to have the space to cook and to host this year! By next year I would really like to read a different book each day leading up to Thanksgiving. I'm working … Continue reading 🦃 Thanksgiving Book 📚 List

Family Bike 🚲 Ride

This past Sabbath we loaded up the bikes for our first official family bike ride. By "official", I mean that everyone rode their own bike independently. E has been waiting for this moment for quite a while... RV living provided amble opportunities for K and B to learn to ride bikes without training wheels. Many … Continue reading Family Bike 🚲 Ride