Chasing Cheerios

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Washing Dishes

 Unlike her mama, this kiddo LOVES to wash dishes. I’m pretty reliant on the dishwasher and rarely wash any dishes, but we have a set of plastic plates that I’ll get out for her to wash when she requests this activity. She had fun and this kept her busy for a while. 

It’s Dance Competition Season!

Our oldest girls are competitive dancers, and we are in the middle of dance competition season. I am so thankful that O does both her and Ella’s make-up and her own hair. I’m only responsible for Ella’s hair. This is a very good thing because O is much better than me at all things, especially make-up 😬🤣❤️


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Anne of Green Gables Book Club

 I hold a middle and high school book club once a month at our co-op, and this month we read Anne of Green Gables. Anne of Green Gables is a long time favorite in our house with O starting to listen to the audiobook when she was Ada’s age. Somehow, this was my first time listening to the whole book, and we all loved it. Since Ada also listened to and LOVED the book, I let her join the book club. And, of course, she had to dress up as Anne. 

At our book club, we had fancy teacups and saucers, and we served lemonade and (fake) raspberry cordial. Ella made a butter cake with cream cheese icing and strawberries, and Ada made sugar cookies. As we ate, we discussed the book, rolled literature question dice, and played charades. It was a fun and simple book club meeting. 

Last month we read The Outsiders and next month, we are reading Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief. We like variety!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Stair Slide!!!

We’ve been wishing someone would invent and sell a stair slide for about 15 years, and it finally happened! The girls’ grandparents gave them a set for Christmas, and it is fun and FAST! It’s actually shortened in this pic, so it’s not quite so fast. I wish we’d had this when the big girls were little, but they aren’t too big to slide! Fun times ❤️


Monday, February 21, 2022

History Quest Early Times

We are using History Quest Early Times for history this year, and it is working really well to combine my 5 year old and 12 year old for the lessons. We all enjoy the chapters, and Ada (5 years old) especially likes the History Hops. In these pictures, they are coloring Minoan Pottery with washable markers before painting over it with water to make the ink bleed. After the vases dried, they cut them out and glued them in their journals.


Leaf Collector

When Ada saw this beautiful leaf in the lake, she knew we couldn’t leave it behind no matter how cold the water was. She was in and out of the lake fast. This kiddo is a nature lover who loves to collect all the things ❤️


Sunday, February 20, 2022

A Walk in the Woods

Walking in the woods with Ada is always an adventure. She led the way while singing and telling us to trust our instincts. 



Melissa and Doug Letter Puzzle

Melissa and Doug word puzzles are a fun part of Ada’s Gameschooling kindergarten curriculum.

Plaster of Paris Beach Art

I was looking through old posts and saw that this one has more than 82,000 hits. I don’t have a clue why it was so popular, but I think I’ll put this on my to for list to do again!  🤣

Creative Fruit Tray

Ada (5 years old) was in charge of making our fruit tray for supper. She was so proud and happy with her creation, but she didn’t want anyone to eat her smiley face 😊❤️


Alma Woodsey Thomas Art Project

We’ve been learning about the life and art of Alma Woodsey Thomas. After learning about her and looking at her art, the girls created pieces inspired by her using kwik stix and art paper. My 12 year old especially enjoyed this project, and we plan to do it again soon. 


Mardi Gras King Cake

 We’re continuing our tradition of making a king cake, and it’s so good! We use a box mix and there are a lot of steps, but it’s worth it. Ada and I did the first part, and the older girls did the rest. Then we all decorated it together. Ada got the baby in her piece, but I’m pretty sure it was rigged 🤣❤️