Home School Life Journal

Home School Life Journal ........... painting by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

This Beautiful Moment, Trust Edition and Snapshot Summary, May 2-6 {week 30}

{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, May 2-6

This is what James brought back for me on a walk.
Sorry, not too many pictures this week because we put our house on the market and we have been sorting through 10 years worth of things.
We do take time out, however, for reading and math lessons,
and to smell the roses and watch the robins hatch.
We had Taco soup for dinner.

We studied Alabama today. We played games, imagined what it would be like to be blind, and learned how to trust, and how to lead with care. We had Mexi-Pasta and Chicken for dinner.

Steven had to go to his office today.  We learned about the Dutch in the Renaissance, William the Silent, William of Orange, windmills, merchant ships, lowlands, dikes, tulips and the East India Trading Companies. We had breakfast burritos and fruit cups for dinner.
 We had a wonderful cherry cheese danish for breakfast.
While for the rest of the world, Easter is over, but for our homeschool group, Easter is still on! The boys went to an Easter party today. We also continued our picture study with Michelangelo's Sistine chapel and composer study with Bach.
Radish Crostini for dinner, (steak and mushrooms for the kids.)

Today we cracked open the Thunderegg that Academia Celestia sent us in the Pay It Forward package. It was so much fun to learn about and they are beautiful inside. We also completed a picture study of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam. The boys then painted pictures on paper taped on the underside of the kitchen table to get a feel for the conditions under which Michelangelo painted when he painted the Sistine Chapel.
We had Asparagus Gruyere Tart for dinner (sausage with peppers, onions and tomatoes for the little ones.)

What we are reading.
We are a little ahead of our history in our reading, but that is okay.


  1. How neat to find the egg shell! I can't picture you moving away from the ocean, after all your children commented on that being their favorite thing there. Of course, each new place brings new excitement and adventures!

  2. That IS a beautiful moment and you had another amazing week, didnt' you!

  3. Looks like a fun week and lovely moment!

  4. I love your photo of the egg shell! Beautiful!

  5. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Funny how I think YOU do so many things each week! And lots of variety, hands-on learning! LOVE the art projects! (Art lacks around here! LOL)


  6. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! From hand-in-hand to a bird's egg...lovely :)

    my moment: http://allergiesandceliac.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-moment.html#more

  7. Your week still looked pretty full for you guys not to get to do much schooling. Do you guys know where you are going to move to, like the state, or will you remain there?
    We received our postcard packet today. My children were over joyed. Just as soon as we get our study in we'll put a post on our blog and a link linking people over to your blog should they wish to exchange postcards with you guys.

  8. What a great week & great photos! We, too, are starting to find robin's egg shells in our yard~but the nest is too high to peek into:) We also have baby Jay's!

  9. what a wonderful moment you captured! So sweet!

  10. Good luck selling your home, it's a big undertaking isn't it?! I love your day to day snapshots along with what you are eating! Happy Mother's Day!


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