Going Private

I just wanted to let my faithful readers (hi, Mom!) know that I will be setting this blog to private by the end of this week. I’ve decided to start something new that I will post about later, but suffice it to say that I feel it’s best to make this blog private.

Anyway, if you want to continue reading this blog, let me know. If you’re reading, you probably know how to reach me. 🙂


Our Little Academy

One of the crafts we did for school: tissue paper poms and doily snowflakes to take the place of our Christmas decor. I thought it looked a bit like Anthropologie. 🙂

Lim has been doing great with his schooling! He’s loving math and reading a ton. He just finished the first Mysterious Benedict Society book (400+ pages), and he’s ready for the next one. He has set a really difficult challenge for himself in violin – to finish Suzuki “Book 1” by the end of this year (12 songs in 12 months). He’s doing really good with that so far.

Liam has also decided that he would like to be a chocolatier when he grows up, so we’ve been taking time on Fridays to learn about chocolate and make something chocolate.

Paul especially loves Fridays. 😉 He has been learning about the calendar and enjoying our daily reading time. He likes learning Spanish with Liam, crafts, and jumping rope (PE).

Brontë is growing like a weed and is still the happiest little baby I’ve ever seen. She sure loves her daddy. 🙂

Breaking News…

We’re homeschooling!

Liam is thrilled, and we’re all loving it!

Here’s what we’re reading:

Here’s some pictures of our recent “Art” lesson:

Paul’s Math Game I made up:

Extracurricular activities:

Advent 2009

Celebrating Advent

Advent Calendar – an activity for every day

Brontë at 3 months old

Heading to Huntsville

Cousins! Brontë and Tessa

Grandmommy with her two granddaughters


Aunt Christa with the boys

Reaves Brothers

2 Months Old


11 lbs, 11 oz.

Already moving into 3-6 month clothing!


She just keeps capturing our hearts with her sweet smiles and peaceful personality.

In order to cut down on some of the sugary treats accumulated during trick or treating, I had the boys select their favorite candy, and then we did some “science experiments” with the rest.


We put the candy in plain water, colored water, vinegar, and vinegar with baking soda (thinking the bubbling action might help dissolve quicker). We were surprised to see that the water dissolved the candy first – and that the outer shell of Skittles dissolved first.


Then we put the rest of the candy on wax paper on a cookie sheet in a 450* oven. The Skittles were the last to melt – you can still see the shells if you look closely. Even the Smarties melted before the Skittles. It was a fun project, and it made a fun window display, at least for a day. 🙂