When we got our boxes from K12, Hannah said "This is like Christmas!" She opened up box after box of text books, paints & brushes, oil pastels, prints (she's holding one of St. Basil's cathedral for her art class), goggles, a beaker, magnifying glass, compass, globe, tambourine...Olivia got a slide flute, a scale, math counters, books (Tales of Amanda Pig, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Frog and Toad, etc.), dry erase markers and board...and more. This week, we looked at paintings (the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, for example) by several artists and talked about what makes a portrait. Then, the girls each had to do a self-portrait. I highly recommend this homeschooling curriculum...we LOVE it, so far!
So sad...we discovered our monarch butterfly dead in the potted mum on our front porch. I wonder if she tried to fly and got trapped in there, or what? I think we learned some good things about life and death, throughout this whole experience.
Just to let you know, I had a follow-up appointment today with the surgeon. My 3 little incisions from the appendectomy are healing up nicely. The doctor took off the steri-strips...no stitches at all. Unfortunately, while on amoxicillin, it's common to develop a yeast infection...so I'm dealing with that right now. Everyday I feel better. This has made me more sympathetic towards others who are undergoing surgery! I thank God I'm alive. I read this article by Dr Mercola on the appendix...very interesting! It is not a useless organ.
Guangzhou, you’re just weird. - When I was planning out our trip, I still had the shoe-string budgeting backpacker wriggling around in my brain. Her most annoying little voice kept whisp...
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