Hi! Thank you for stopping by today! My name is Bronwyn. I am a follower of Jesus, wife of a Marine, and mother of 2 autistic boys. We have been a homeschooling family for going on 7 years now and loving it! I also love to read, cook, bake, and walk.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

We have all been a little under the weather here this week.  Nothing too awful just sore throats, stuffy noses, and that sort of thing.  Just enough to make everyone a little sluggish and irritable.  

It really wasn't a terrible week overall.  Christian and I didn't accomplish much school wise but he did straighten out his sleep schedule a little bit.  (at least for now)  I am not sure if it was daylight savings time or if it was him feeling sick or just a combination of the two.    He has been asleep by midnight every night this week!  Yipee!   I have actually been getting at least 6 or 7 hours of sleep every night!  I think I could used to this.

Tyler has been working really hard at school this week.  He is still loving his dog unit study.  This week we talked about seeing eye dogs and he was impressed by the amount of training that goes into a dog becoming a seeing eye dog.  We have been going a little slower than the lesson plans dictate but he is absorbing so much.  It is always interesting to observe how much more attentive he is when it is something he is interested in learning.  

We finished studying/praying for Pakistan this week.  I wanted to allow a week for each country but we rabbit trailed on this one a WHOLE bunch!  It's okay though as I am sure Pakistan can use some extra prayers.  Tyler finished up a project this week for our Pakistan time.  It is a bus he made based on Pakistani truck art.  If you have never seen their truck art I encourage you to check it out because it is really pretty amazing.  Here are a couple of links for that:



Tyler made his using a cardboard box which we cut off the front and overlapped it to make the hood of the bus.

He then painted the whole bus gray to cover up all the writing and labels on the box.

Next he decorated it with paint, stickers, colored paper, and crayons.  He had a lot of fun with it! 

Last we put on wheels (jar lids)  on their axles (wooden dowels) and secured them with beads and a little glue.  It really doesn't look very much like the Pakistani trucks but he had a great time making it and I think he will remember this about Pakistan.

He really loves anything he can make that he can play with later.

We are still finishing up reading Three Cups of Tea but we should be done by Tuesday.  Tyler has enjoyed this book immensely!  We have also finished collecting all the change we can find around the house for Pennies for Peace  and our grand total came out to $25.65!  We are pretty amazed at how much change we have just sitting around.  It is sad to think how much we take something like our  change and think it is worthless when it can do so much good if we put it all together.  It is a nice thought to think that we have helped some child in Pakistan to have a brighter future!

This week promises to be a busy one for us as well.  Monday and Tuesday I hoping to focus on Veteran's Day.  We will be doing a
free lapbook from Currclick. 

It looks like it will be a good one!  We will also be reading two books we usually enjoy for Veteran's Day.  They are:

The Wall


Tyler has also chosen Vietnam this week for our prayer country so that we could honor those who served in the Vietnam War at the same time.

Tim has off work most of this week too so hopefully we will also get some good family time with our Vet!  
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
Blessings to all of you!

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