Thursday, June 28, 2012

Our family homeschool week - storms, birthdays, and beach oh my!




In my life this week…                                                                                                                          

Tropical Storm Debby has been here - boy has she ever!!! 



We're cooking this week…                                                                                                               

Birthday Cake - Minecraft Cake for my 11 year old (that's hard to get used to!) 
I let go of my "type-A" mom self and everyone pitched in - it was really fun! 







Join us this week…                                                                                                                            




Link up your family Summer fun posts through June and July! 
























Favorite thing this week…                                                                                                                 

My oldest turned 11 and I was able to bake him a cake - we all decorated his "minecraft cake" together before enjoying a steak dinner and a walk on the beach! 


Letter of  this week…                                                                                                                           

"S" is for Sunset - I finally did get out for a walk on the beach after days of rain & down time 


Freebies and Fave Resources…                                                                                                         

Great for Summer road trips! 

Storynory   - free audio for kids 

The Tortoise and the Elephant    Katie and the Magician of Morocco     Chap 24,  Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Tortoise and the Elephant         Katie and the Magician of Morocco    Ch 24-Wonderful Wizard of Oz


      Patriotic Pinwheel


Free 4th of July printables                          Patriotic Ball Game                      Paper PinWheel 


3 in 30 goals …                                                                                                                                      


1. Spiritual-  keeping up with my Prov 31 study and praying for people on my prayer list 
2. Health- my diet is off & I've not been exercising - as a matter of fact I haven't gotten out of bed much in the last couple of weeks - keeping up with the bare minimum - the storms (tropical storm Debby) have not been kind-  visited the Dr's office and have new meds coming to help with energy - I push on!  
3. Organization-  some progress here with paperwork, emails, and our personal schedule - still more to do in the house but hubs has had some time off (because of the storms) and has pitched in to help me (thank you honey!)






9 comments:

Jen said...

Happy birthday to your 11 year old
my home schooler would have LOVED that cake!!

praying for you Kelli

Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

Love the cake - so creative! Glad that you are finally getting some relief from all the rain. Sorry that it keeps you in bed. Praying for you!

Kelli Becton said...

Thank you ladies - God has sent me much encouragement through you!

Tiffany said...

Wow, busy week! I love the cake- it turned out beautifully.
I live in Cali, where it never rains after (at the latest) May. But I used to live back East, so I know those summer rainstorms can really rain on your plans. I hope it dries up soon!

Mary Prather said...

Kelli -- I so admire how you never complain. Your posts are always so upbeat, and despite your health problems you soldier on and homeschool your boys with grace and creativity. I ADMIRE YOU.

Sorry Debby was such a downer (I could resist).

I love the minecraft cake - how cool is that?

I hope you and your family have a great 4th. And, thanks (as always) for linking with Collage Friday!

Kelli Becton said...

Thank you Mary - cause I felt badly as if I was complaining ;) I try - perspective is everything! Debby WAS a downer ;) lol

Pamela said...

I always enjoy visiting and catching up with your week. Amazing cake and how neat that making it was a family project. We didn't get Debby's rain but we did have rain for an hour today--a big answer to prayer.

Praying for your health, Kelli.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to your 11 year old! Yay!
The cake looks like such a fun family project :)
Thanks for linking up with all of your fun resources!
I'm sorry you've been feeling so low...I really hope that you start feeling better soon!

Stef Layton said...

oh my word - what a great cake !!