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This Beautiful Moment (A Serendipitous Find ) and Snapshot Summary 9/27-10/2 {Week 4}

A Serendipitous Find on Michaelmas
 {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments at SouleMama for all to find and see.

Snapshot Summary September 27-October 2
This was a crazy, mixed-up week for us. First of all,my computer's memory topped out before my external disk drive made it here, so I was without much capability to post photos as our family computer is so old that it takes forever to do anything on it.  I was not my best all week, health-wise. Then two days this week we were out of the house, so our schedule was mixed around. We ended up having lots of science and no math or art. Katie's birthday topped off the unusual week.
Monday: Steven and I took Alex and Sam to the dentist. Alex did surprisingly well and Sam does not need to get his teeth straighened. (Yeah!) Katie made cupcakes for herself and Alex. We worked on reading, spelling and literature today. Pad Thai for dinner.
Tuesday: We experimented with acids and bases and pH with red cabbage indicator including titrations. Lots of tree climbing and outside play for the little boys.
Wednesday: The boys found a little volunteer pumpkin in the little turtle box garden on Michaelmas. Today the boys worked in their history notebooks and we read about the Crusades.

Thursday: Today was Katie's 19th birthday. We only had a cake and sang to her. Her presents are all to come later on. We played with chromotography today. It rained hard all day as a tropical depression went through.
Friday: Roller skating for all but Alex and I today. It was Quentin's first time to go. Katie won the prize on one of the games. We finished up our chromotography experiments.


  1. Hope Katie had a wonderful 19th birthday!!!!!
    Best Wishes,

  2. It was a pretty quiet birthday! I will pass your best wishes on to Katie. Thanks. :)

  3. Looks like it was a fun find :)

  4. Even with the stormy rain, computer problems, and touch of sickness, it still sounds like you managed to pull off a pretty nice week. And, how fun to find a volunteer pumpkin - is that to go along with your thinking of moving to the volunteer state?

  5. I just can't wait to stop by on Fridays to see what all you've been up to! Even your mixed up weeks are fun. Sorry about the computer situation - that's always a frustration. Love your photos ~ as always. Leaving with a smile. ~ Tricia

  6. beautiful moment, Phyllis. We're experiencing that tropical storm right now up in our area! :)


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