Sunday, August 5, 2018

Victorian Girls

Backposting for fall/winter 2017

Here is just a photo dump of the fall semester of Mrs E's Victorian Girl's class.

This class is the highlight of these girls' school year.  They look so forward to this living history class.  It's a sequence of 4 years, each covering a different era... Colonial, Prairie, Victorian, then Civil War.  Each time they meet, Mrs E provides a craft, snack, music lesson, history lesson, and game from the currently studied era.

I think this semester, I only got outdoor pics :(









Christmas at Home 2017

Backposting for December of 2017

We woke up Christmas morning, got ready leisurely, and then the kids started separating presents into stacks.  It's funny leading up to Christmas, because we get weird about the wrapping paper.  We all want to wrap each person's gift in a paper we think they will like, but not if someone else has already wrapped that person's gift in it.  :P




Kids with Nana :)

 The puppies get their presents.  They lasted about 2 hours.

Clyde reading the comical coffee mug (HE LOVES COFFEE) that Iris got him. 

Lucy was very excited to get her sketching pencils from Clyde.  They had been repeatedly mentioned leading up to Christmas.

Nana opening a gift.

Iris with her My Little Pony inspired eye-shadow from Lucy, and Lucy with her Piano Guys sheet music from Iris. :)

Clyde with his glass putty from Lu and Lu with her drawing pencils again.

Everyone gave Daddy survival stuff!

Lu got a gift card for a break out place.

Iris with her new "grown up" Bible.

Stephen's battery pack to help further his solar power projects.

Iris sees she has a Pandora box... get it??

Clyde's new record player! (packaged with a wand rack)

Displaying her charm bracelet with the newly added charms.

Clyde got Iris a small waffle iron and Iris got him a funny mug.

 Stephen surprised me with a necklace with his initials on it... per some song lyrics we've been singing. (My first jewelry ever from Tiffany's!  I think us girls all kind of swooned over the blue box a little.)

Everyone starts enjoying their gifts for the rest of our lazy day.

Iris coloring with her new markers in her Harry Potter coloring book.

Lu painting and stamping her nails.

Family playing Clyde's new Nefarious game.


 Lucy cracking open her Compilation of Sherlock Holmes from Nena and Papa.

Clyde trying out his new record player with Oak Ridge Boys followed by ABBA.  :D
 It was a great celebration and a great time with each other! <3 p="">

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Christmas Eve Lesson in Carols

Backposting for December of 2017

On Christmas Eve, after we celebrated at Mom's, it was time for all of us to head to church for our Lesson in Carols.  We needed to get there early because Lucy, and many other of our Covenant kids, were playing the prelude music as the congregation filtered in.

Here she is, semi-ready, and a LOT nervous right before time to go.


We got to hang out with friends and family before it started.




 Then we all quieted down when it was time for Lucy to start 'Joy to the World.'

This gaggle of girls was all giddy after finding out they would be allowed to sit together.


 My boy, sister, and mom near the end of the evening, right before we sang 'Silent Night.'

Christmas at Mom's 2017

Backposting for Dec of 2017

We had Christmas at Mom's on Christmas Eve this year...

Mom and Paul made an awesome (entirely dairy-free for Lucy) Christmas dinner!!  Seriously, I know enough kids with allergies, that I know that it's not normal for grandparents to be this careful and inclusive.  We are so blessed!!

Opening presents ensued, and beget many hugs, much laughter and gobs of picture taking....
























Afterwards, there was general hilarity, men taking naps, and children putting new gifts to good use.







 It was a most lovely Christmas with family!!