Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Peak at our Week: Session 4 Week 6 - Peep! Peep! Peep!

In My Life This Week
I read the cutest book this week. A REAL PAGE TURNER! (Oh, and I won this book from Our Neck of the Woods. Awesome, huh?) Once Upon a Flock by Lauren Scheuer is a DE-LIGHT-FUL book about keeping backyard chickens, and has the sweetest drawings. See? I love her whimsical sketches! If you love chickens, check out her blog. (And no, this wasn't a review, I just thought I would share with my chicken friends.)

Photo Credit

We had a QUICK trip to the island to spend Easter Sunday with my family. Although 8 hours of driving for 2 days of family fun wasn't all that fun, it was WONDERFUL to get away and leave behind some of the stress and responsibilities of being a single Mom. With all my sisters and their families and grandparents, I could spend time unwinding while the kids had a blast and got spoiled (and I didn't have to do a single dirty dish).

Well, it's April. It's that time of year when school starts dragging and warmer weather pulls us outside. Even with the squishy mud everywhere. (The mop is getting a work-out these days...) But we're looking forward to kayaking and gardening again. 40 days until summer vacation!

On the Dinner Menu
Taco Salad
Meatloaf Patties with Smashed Tators and Carrots
French Toast with Cinnamon-Baked Apples
Roasted Whole Chicken with Rice Pilaf and Green Beans

Homeschooling High School and Elementary
Ever have one of those unfocused weeks where you're not sure exactly what you REALLY did? I know we did something! Let me think!

White Pine
• Radicals and Histograms
• Sponges and Cnidarians
• Intro to Physics: Wheels and Computer Programming
• "Ken Burns: The West" (1800s)

Sugar Maple and Balsam Fir
Bobbsey Twins at Snow Lodge and Jigsaw Jones: The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster
• Knights and Crusades
• Richard the Lionhearted and the Magna Carta
• Decimals and Estimation/Rounding
• Creative Writing and Handwriting
 Scooters and Bikes

Places We Went, People We Saw
☀ Grandpa and Nannie Lobster, Cousin Noodle and Family (All)  Boy Scout Camp-In (WP) ☀ Scouts (BF) ☀ C__ visited (SM) ☀ Garage (:sigh:) ☀ Clarinet/Band (SM) ☀ Playground with New Friends (SM/BF) 

Our Favorite Thing
We were planning to add some new members to our flock this spring, but I had decided to hold off. (Un)fortunately, Nannie Lobster had some extra "peeps". :wink: The Wellies should lay brown-red eggs and Ava, an Ameraucana, should lay blue eggs. There was a WHITE egg in the nesting box on Tuesday. Did she forget to apply the blue?

Something to Share

Thanks for stopping by Our Side of the Mountain. I'm linking up to these WONDERFUL blogs.

Oh, and don't forget the Explorers Blog Hop! Click here to add your outdoor fun! I'd love to see what you're doing with the kids this spring!


  1. Cute post, Jessy! Spring is a comin'! That will get those spirits lifted!

  2. A small break for spring is a good thing! Looks like you got a lot done! The chickens are very cute -both the drawing and the real ones.

  3. thanks for linking with Collage Friday -- the book about the chickens looks really cute. I need to check that out! Have a great weekend!

  4. lol love the cartoon Jessy! Looks like a busy week in your home! Amazes me how we homeschoolers fit it all in...LOL be Blessed!

  5. Sometimes my days are just like that cartoon. Are those your chicks, or just pictures?

  6. I am going to check out that book, we will be getting our first set of chicks this May. Poor Easter egger chick forgetting to apply the dang!

  7. Sounds like a great trip. Those illustrations are cute! I'll look into the book. Have a great weekend!

  8. The cartoon is so cute. What a great week. The book sounds fun.
    Blessings, Dawn

  9. I love your something to share! Too funny!

  10. I'm glad you like the book! I really enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. Oh, and your french toast dinner sounds amazing :)

  11. I love stories about your chickens. I know those weeks, but it looks like you did plenty this week. I'm never sure what we did by the time my husband gets home. It's a good thing I keep track all day, or we would get credit for nothing!

    Have a good weekend!

  12. Any time I don't Have to cook or do dishes seems like a vacation to me! I'm glad you got a bit of a break. Thanks for linking up to Friendship Friday!

  13. We are also enjoying some sunnier weather here in KY ...but I am busy cleaning up mud, too:) 'Tis the season! Sounds like you had a great week! I'm dropping by via Hammock Tracks.

  14. I am right there with you on the trip to the coast with family. We spent this week at the beach with family and everyone else watched out for my kids. I was willing but with cousins and wonderful aunts and uncles around, I could relax. I did the dishes one day but only because I felt that I needed to help in the kitchen since my brother-in-law was doing all the cooking. Love the chicken photos....and fresh eggs, though the ones we get from a friend are brown. {smile} Anyway, sounds like a great week for you. Blessings and Joy to You!

  15. That last quote is totally how I sound when I get tired! :D

    Glad you got to spend time with family over Easter!

    We love our chickens too:) The chicks we got this year are growing up fast!

  16. I love Maine. For some reason it escaped me, until I just thought to look, that you live there. Beautiful country.

    And I love that picture. Ha! That is me some weeks. Do I ever NOT know what I did? Sometimes I struggle to make our little school sound exciting. Some weeks it just IS NOT!

    Anyway - Sounds like a glorious week. Nice Menu planned. I hope and pray it warms up soon (We had a 40 degree drop today in temp here in Fort Worth) for ya'll.

    Have a great week.


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