Collage Friday Second Edition ~ Birthdays and Music



Welcome to the 2nd Edition of Collage Friday!!  Please feel free to make your own collage of the week, grab the button from my sidebar, and link up below.  It's a great way to recap the week! 

If you missed the first edition with a tutorial on how to make a collage, click here.  

If you missed my "pour your heart out get your priorities straight slightly ranting" post earlier in the week, you'll know why I'm going to be backing away from the blogosphere.  I was truly overwhelmed with the supportive comments and private notes I received after this post.   I think this problem is EXTREMELY COMMON in the blogging world! 

I will continue Collage Friday (it's such a great way to document what we do) and an occasional post, but I've decided to make an investment in living my life rather than blogging about it! 

1. Thursday was National Cupcake Day.  A very sweet friend of ours left two beautiful cupcakes on our front porch last night and when we arrived home we had a wonderful dessert!  

2.  Miss B's Christmas piano recital was last night.   I'm always so very proud of her.  She played three pieces (one of them was a duet with mom, so that was fun!) and had her own little cheering section from our church there.  We LOVE our little Lutheran church.  

3.  A day was spent in Atlanta riding Macy's Pink Pig and eating lunch at The Varsity - two of Atlanta's institutions.  The Pink Pig has been a Christmas tradition for over 60 years.   The best thing about this day was the fellowship we enjoyed with another homeschool family.  I got some very good MOM TIME chatting with my friend, Rhonda.  

4.  Miss B and her friend, Madelyn.  These two are thick as thieves and it's very cute - I'm thankful she has such a good friend in her life.

5.  We played UNO a lot this week!  We're keeping a clipboard with the scores - it's a running tournament this holiday season. 

6.  LEGOS, LEGOS, and more LEGOS.  This is a set GMan chose for his birthday.  He built several sets all by himself this week. The focus and determination was astounding. 

7.    Do you love the Lego cake we made?  This was a group effort between my children and I.   We used this tutorial and I used a recipe for this wonderful little book!   Homemade frosting made it good, too.  YouTube was our favorite resource this week - is there anything you can't learn on YouTube??   On G's birthday we went bowling and had a family party - it was perfect! 

8.  A very happy seven year old at the Lego outlet store!  He pooled birthday money and a gift from his dad and I to pick some sets he had been wanting.  I am SOLD on the educational and creative value of Legos - in my opinion there's nothing better for little boys this age.  

9.  If you're a musician, this will make you laugh.  I just saw this last night on Facebook and I laughed out loud.  We've had lots of music this week between a piano recital and our daily Christmas hymn singing and the music playing at all other times!  

Not pictured:  Many read-alouds, a short Poinsettia unit study, completion of a unit about Charles Dickens and his life and times, and introduction of area and volume in math.   

Happily linking with Susan for Favorite Resource this Week, and with Kris, for the Weekly Wrap-Up!.  All of these pictures were taking with my iPhone, so I'm also linking with Dawn for Camera Phone Friday.