Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up: Back to School and a Birthday

Monday dawned sunny and bright after a cold and wet weekend. Zak and I had both not been well over the weekend and I let him sleep in despite it being a school day...the beauty of home school!
As he wasn't feeling 100% yet, we spent Monday watching BBC Horrible Histories series one instead of diving into math and languages.

 Informative and amusing!

Keren had spent the night with her cousin and went to college with her just for the fun of it and to see what her days are all about. She took her art assignments with her to keep busy.

Later in the week we got into the rhythm of normal school days and enjoyed continuing to learn about Ancient Greece and we found Discovery K12 which is an online homeschooling curriculum. It covers each grade level in all the relevant subjects. We have added their science and their visual and performing arts to Zak's daily activities. 

Art classes and teen connect group started again this week. It was wonderful to have the kids here and to hear them actively discussing the new topic. Always loud , always laughing and enthusiastic. 

On Thursday evening we had a pre-birthday family dinner for Josh. The kids always get to choose their favorite meal for birthdays. He chose enchiladas, a joint effort between me and hubby, and a delicious berry cheesecake which Keren made.It was lovely to have my niece and Josh's girlfriend joining us for the celebratory dinner. 

Friday dawned, his 19th birthday!
 The last of his teen years!

 I can scarcely believe how the years have flown by so fast and that this tiny first precious babe of ours is now all grown up!

We so enjoy him and the fine young man he has become. We wish him God's richest blessing today and always and a wonderful, purposeful, awe-inspiring, incredible, fantastic, magnificent, extraordinary, blessed, thrilling, blissful, grace-filled, jubilant, delicious, unbelievable, astonishing, mind-blowing, spectacular, and ridiculously happy year ahead! 

As usual it was the traditional early morning family pile up on on our bed for birthday gifts and then a special birthday breakfast before he went to work.
On Friday evening family and friends joined us in celebrating his special day. The party went on late and we are all tired today but it was fun!

Here's hoping you had a wonderful week too!

Weekly Wrap-Up


  1. Happy birthday to your son! Yes, July 25th is a great day. ;) I'm glad to share it with him!


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