This has been a chill but good week y’all. The weather was nice, the town finally came and trimmed back some of the overgrown foliage throughout the neighborhood, and we started a Harry Potter family read-along. The kids have seen all the movies and heard bits and pieces of the books. So, I decided why not start from the beginning and read the series from start to finish? They’re loving it so far.
What I’m Thankful For This Week
Community Block Parties | Initially, I had decided that I would get the kids some candy to split and we’d stay in and watch some movies on Halloween since we’re still new the area and I didn’t know if our neighbors gave out candy. Then, I saw on Facebook that the town was sponsoring a community Halloween block party for families and just like that I was rushing around like a mad woman trying to get costumes together. Moo ended up being SuperGirl and JJ was the cutest little Clark Kent. We had a blast at the festival, to say the least.
They had games, Halloween costumes, candy on top of candy, a DJ and the literary club even passed out free books and bookmarks. Of course, you know the books were my favorite Halloween loot of the night. I scored some Rick Riordan books to add to my shelves. We’re already looking forward to next year’s Halloween block party.
Homeschool | Our first nine weeks of homeschool are up and both kids are doing very well. Using the K12 program for their core classes (math, English, and history) was a great move. Moo got all A’s like I knew she would and they don’t give out traditional letter grades for 1st graders but JJ did well. If I had to give him letter grades, I’d say that he’d be on the A/B honor roll. I’m so grateful that homeschooling both kids is working out better than I thought it would. Also, we’re thankful that Moo scored High/Above Average on all but one part of her MAP testing!!
Traditions | We continued our holiday tradition of putting up our Christmas tree on November 1st. This year I let the kids decorate it by themselves with the exception of putting on the star. They did a really good job too! They’re still adjusting to our move and it felt good to keep this tradition alive for them. Their smiles and excitement melted my heart.
I hope everyone has a great week and has a great weekend. Both kids have science projects to keep track of over the weekend and I have another fashion post to prep for. I’m hoping to sleep in a bit though. Keeping my fingers crossed that the kids will be on the same page. LOL.
What are you grateful for this week? Let’s chat about it in the comments!