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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

This Beautiful Moment and Snapshot Summary May 23-28 {week 33}

{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.
Snapshot Summary, May 23-28

This week we learned about the Seminole Indians, we read stories, some about them, some other stories...
had fun at the beach together...

more than once...

and even learned about a water snake there.

 James made a suspension bridge. It was a kit, but it didn't have instructions.
We played with numbers.

We took all four boys to the dentist. Three out of the four had no cavities. James should be getting his braces off the end of next month!

We reviewed the differences between countries and continents through looking at Denmark on several different maps.

We also learned about the early settlements in the New World -at St. Augustine, Florida, at Roanoke, North Carolina and at Jamestown, Virginia. We made 3-D projects of the tree marked with CROATOAN at Roanoke and the Jamestown fort. The little boys played settlers and Indians all afternoon, including the struggles to get along. We read books about them before bed.

photo by James
Quentin made a model of a volcano from a kit he got for his birthday and then he and James played with them for quite some time. They also rode bikes several times.
Sam completed lessons in Greek and Latin and worked on Signed Numbers, including a test which he aced.

We made and ate lots of tasty foods such as
Cookie Dough Brownie Layered Dessert,
Simple Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Snow Peas,
Chocolate Chip Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream,
Brazilian Cheese Rolls

We discovered many new...
photo by Sam
and interesting creatures.
We went strawberry picking with friends...
and some of us drew in our nature journals.

We packed many boxes. The cats are beginning to get nervous.
We pretended many things and played much.
photo by James
It was a beautiful week.


  1. I always enjoy this post you put up. We had that same volcano kit last fall. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and enjoy some R&R time :)

  2. Wow! What a busy week! You guys always look like you are having so much fun. Great photos!

  3. Looks likes loads of fun! Especially the cookie/brownie desert :)


  4. I would love to come hop in that tidal pool with you! So many beautiful moments at your house. My Graham sends congrats to James - he will get his braces off too - on Tuesday! Talks about smiles! Loves your creature finds (even the snake) plus volcano and bridge building. Happy weekend. I bet you'll be at the beach!

  5. These photos look like you had a terrific time!


  6. Such a busy week but looks like you all had great fun!

  7. What a wonderful week! The beach looks especially fun.

  8. wow, what a busy week! Love the shots at the beach! :)
    Thank you for your comment on my blog! :)

  9. It sure looks like you had a full week. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures. The beach ones remind me of our trip to the beach last summer. I miss living closer to the ocean. It is such fun to visit and kids love playing in the sand and water. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow! A Week full of great moments! I really love the beach photos!! :)

    I'm so glad you stopped by Sofia's Ideas - looks like we have stuff in common! We homeschool our kids, including our 2 oldest who were diagnosed with ASD. I just got our copy of the nature study book in the mail this week, I can't wait to get started! :)

    Anyway, I hope I'll see you over at my silly little blog again soon! :)

  11. I see you guys are still staying busy. How are your children enjoying the indian study? We studied a variety of indians last year and my children still continue to check out library books about indians. I'm just letting them go until they get their full of indians.


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