Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monkey Bread

We had fun about two weeks ago studying bread and how it is made and what makes it rise and all that jazz for a unit study and it was a blast.  Thanks Amanda Bennett!

One of the fun days we had was when we decided to make Monkey Bread.  We had a bunch of recipes in several books and this one was super easy so we dove right in.  For the recipe you can go to allrecipes.com.

As you can see, it is super hands on and perfect for little ones.  I cut the biscuits but she did all the rest except removing from oven and turning the hot pan over.

 We don't add nuts or raisons because she doesn't like them... but boy would they be yummy!

 As you can see after doing all the work with the cinnamon sugar she is quite messy and super cut!

And when it was all done, it was beautiful!  You can't quite see how shinny and gooey it was, but it was super delightful.

Have fun making this super simple treat for the weekend!  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Homeschool Mother's Journal 9


This week has been a week of ups and downs.  Lots of transition can bring lots of stress if you let it.  I have changed my curriculum for this year, yes, almost 2/3rds of a year through.  Sounds crazy but I did not like my first curriculum and my Muppin was so board and going out of her mind. 

This was also the last week of my Bible study, "Jonah, Living a Life Interrupted."  And I will miss it.  So many good things in there I can't even begin.  One thing for all of us to remember and ask ourselves daily is this... "Is what I am involved in just something I love, or is it God's plan for me?"  It is ok to have those things we love in our lives, and most of them are super good things, like feeding the poor.  However, if it isn't God's will for you and it is keeping you from His will, then it isn't the path we should be on.

Not sure how to get back on the path?  Just ask yourself this... "What is the last thing the Lord asked me to do?"  Then do it.  And that thing can be as simple as going out to dinner with your husband alone, without the kids!

Those are the two things I received from the Lord during that study... and it was totally worth it!


As I said, I changed our curriculum.  However, I only bought Language arts and Math and started over with them.  Of course she is breezing through the beginning stuff because she has already done it, but it is good review.  Since we do school year round it won't be difficult to be done on time.  I am not sure what I will do next year.  She is a creative little thing, and I am not!  LOL.. Trying to figure out how to meld those things is difficult.  Any ideas would be most welcome!


This weekend we are going to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park! We have been there before but not in about three or four years.  Muppin was much younger then and now that she is older it should be so much fun.  She is in 1st grade so we are going to use this time to study the animals in our part of the country, their habitats and all the other stuff that goes along with being an animal in the Pacific Northwest!  If you live in WA state, you must go!


How do I make my daughters learning fun and creative, when I am very much by the book type person and not the least bit creative???  


Here is my little Muppin, cowgirl at heart!!!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Homeschool Mother's Journal 8


Life this week has been a little hectic and up and down with the crazy things of life. It has been a good week though.  I have spent time with the Lord to figure out what He really wants me to be doing in my life.  I have so many things that I love to do, feel the need to do, and feel I have to do that I can easily overwhelm myself.  And of course that is what I did.

What made me really think about all the things I have stuffed in my life is the Bible study that I am doing called "Jonah: Navigating Life Interrupted" by Priscilla Shirer.  She asked one question in one of her videos, "Do you have so many good things in your life you have no room left for the God things?"  That hit me right between the eyes.  So, needless to say I have given some things up and feel so much better about that.  But I will discuss that in another post.


This week we have been doing a unit study on Bread by Amanda Bennett.  It is a great study and we have had fun learning the history of bread throughout the world, the science of bread and we are having fun actually making breads.  Our favorite bread to make of course was Monkey Bread.  Yum!


My God, my husband, my daughter, my home, and all the other things God has provided for me and my family.


All the folks in the Midwest as they go through all the terrible storms that are happening.


We had a fun day of spring snow and my Muppin just had to create a little friend!  The snow was gone by about 3pm though, bummer!

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