The Rundown – Week in Review – Week 8

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After two weeks of rain, rain, and more rain, we finally got some sunshine!  That alone makes this a good week, right?

The Rundown - Week 8

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Prissy’s week was supposed to be all about insects and the plagues of Egypt.  Unfortunately I spent half of the week without the use of my voice and we just didn’t make it all happen.  There are certainly times when it just goes that way!

Luckily I had plenty of help with Prissy’s week.  Dad spent part of his week away in Atlanta, but was sure to help her with some of her work before he left.  The Boy was also great to help her this week.  He read her Bible story and a couple of her theme books and spent extra time with her throughout the week.  I accepted help from Netflix, too!  Instead of reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar like we normally would, we opted to watch the movie so that I could save my voice.

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Because I spent a good bit of my week battling a cold, I wasn’t around for much of The Boy’s week in homeschool.  I put together his daily to-do lists and he handled most things without me.  In fact, he even helped me with my portion of our homeschool co-op DaVinci talk.  He was a huge help to me and was happy to jump in and talk about one of his favorite people from history.

Speaking of co-op, the group had a blast making hovercrafts this week.  They loved experimenting with the balloons sizes and measuring the distances for the different models.

And, on a side note, can we just talk about how my boy is becoming a man right before my very eyes?  There are days when I look at him and still see a toddler, but goodness, I’m understanding more and more what Ann Voskamp means when she refers to the boy-man.  Sniff sniff.

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The Rest of It

With Dad being out of town for part of the week and me being down and out with this stinkin’ cold, there’s just not much more to our week.  That’s okay, though.  I’m not sure we could’ve handled more.

The Rundown - Week 8 in Review
I’m still calling this week a win because we got to go outside again!  Our time outside didn’t disappoint, either.  From tiny spider webs to huge mushrooms to a cool little caterpillar, we made up for lost time!

I’m also happy to say that my time searching for new things for the kiddos to watch was extremely productive.  Since I couldn’t do as much reading as I normally do with them, I spent some time looking for options on Netflix and Amazon that could fill in for me.  That’s when I stumbled across the Torchlighter Series on Amazon Prime.    Augustine, William Tyndale, Corrie Ten Boom and lots of faithful Christians in between are covered in this series.  This is one you need to check out if your kids are learning about heroes of the Christian faith.

We also discovered that Amazon has a great selection of Adventures in Odyssey titles available for streaming.  Who knew?  I’d call these discoveries productive, wouldn’t you?


That’s it for us this week.  It was slower than normal, but there was lots of goodness to soak up here.  Hopefully you can say the same.

From our table to yours, have a great weekend!

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3 thoughts on “The Rundown – Week in Review – Week 8

  1. Emily – I love that pic of that caterpillar..did you post on Instagram too, cause that is where I saw it first…

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Adventures in Oddyssey! Glad you found out it was on Amazon Prime streaming…going to check that out today!

    Enjoy the week!

    1. You’re absolutely right! I thought that little guy was interesting enough to make a second appearance. He was something! 🙂

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