I woke up early today and hubby and I had coffee and had a nice talk before the kids got up. We also read the last chapter of Mathew together. Then I made cranberry orange muffins (I used a box mix this time) and while the muffins were baking I unloaded the dishwasher, threw a load of laundry in the washer and did a quick wipe down in the bathrooms.
Next, I woke up the boys (Sophie had woken up on her own) and they had breakfast and did their morning routine. I helped Sophie and Christian make their beds and get ready for the day. Then I put a post up on my blog while Isaiah played with the younger two kids and Andrew and Charles got a head start on schoolwork.
During our bible reading I like the younger kids to be with us coloring or drawing. Today they played with the magnadoodle.
After Bible, I took Christian and Sophie up to their bedroom, and the older boys had quiet study time downstairs. Christian worked on his math and phonics, while Sophie and I played roll and play, a great toddler/pre-school game. Then Sophie played with her stuffed animals while I helped Christian with his Language Lesson.
For Lunch I made bean quesadillas. They are so easy and yummy. On one half of a medium sized flour tortilla I spread refried beans, then I add salsa and cheese. Next fold over the tortilla and put a few pats of butter on both sizes. They fry them in a pan.
The boys quickly cleaned up the kitchen, then they had free time. They played keyboard, drew pictures and played solitaire on the computer. Christian and I read about South America and he traced a map and labled it. He read the Busy Times Pathway Reader to me and was very excited that he finished the book.
We had a great family nature walk. We haven't taken one in a long time, mostly because of all the snow we've had. I've been reading Karen Andreola's A Pocketful of Pinecones, Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning and I'm excited to do more nature Study with the kids. I'm going to start a nature notebook myself.
After our walk, the older 3 boys had some schoolwork to finish. What a blessing it is that Andrew can help Charles with Algebra. I played with Sophie for a while, then I corrected school papers.
After everyone's school was finished, the boys played video games. Usually, the boys only play their game system on Friday night and on the week-end, but they got a new game on Sunday so, I've been letting them play after school. Sophie played Jumpstart pre-school on the computer.
I made Chicken Enchiladas for dinner and Andrew made butterscotch brownies for desert-both were big hits! We all helped with dinner clean-up. Then hubby and I played ping-pong. The boys played a few games after us.
Christian is reading Sophie and I a bedtime story. After the kids are in bed, I get to read my book. That was our day!