Weekend Review- Creativity Abounds!

Caollin made this just this morning- the idea was completely her own!
Caollin made this just this morning- the idea was completely her own!

We’ve had quite a fun week here at the Sangrey House. To top it off, our snowfall was measured in inches this week, instead of feet, so that was a big plus! (Sigh of relief). I think actually seeing the sun this week has had a positive effect on all of us. It’s been long overdue!

On Monday, I finally got my implanon removed, so that’s a huge weight off of my shoulders. Arianna went with me and had the pleasure of watching them take it out. “I could see your meat, Mom!” Yeah, great. Thanks for sharing. I’m glad I had my head turned the other way. Although she’s only 12, she also got to listen to my doctor badger me about birth control. Even though it was uncomfortable, it was a good opportunity for her to see me stand behind my pro-life stance, so some good did come out of it.

Devin went to the eye doctor on Tuesday for her contact lens teach. She’s waited so long to be rid of her glasses, so she’s really excited. Arianna also got to watch her lesson, too. (She’s just been around for everything lately!)

Wednesday, my husband had a vacation day, so we headed out to Staples for a new whiteboard to replace our chalkboard.

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We had the chalkboard for about seven years, so it served its purpose, but it was time to move on…and the fact that my kids colored all over it with crayon didn’t exactly help, so I really couldn’t use it anymore, anyway. After picking up a few more things there, we headed to Dollar Tree for some bins for organizing and some odds and ends for crafting.

Other than those few excursions, we’ve been homebodies the rest of the time…and that’s the way I like it. All of the kids have been so creative this week in so many different ways. And the thing is, I didn’t initiate any of these activities. Everything was their idea. (Although I did print out some free placemats to color from Write Bonnie Rose.) This is why Dollar Tree is so great. I’m able to get all sorts of goodies there for $1 each, and the kids’ imaginations soar!

Making foam crafts
Making foam crafts
Caollin making her little robot person. She inspired the other kids to make them, as well.
Caollin making her little robot person. She inspired the other kids to make them, as well.

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Dillon spent hours building World of Warcraft Lego sets this week. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Several of the kids built with the Lincoln Logs, too.

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I almost forgot. Devin, Arianna, and I also went to A.C. Moore for Devin’s art supplies and to Party City for Arianna’s theatrical makeup. Devin has just started taking a drawing and painting class at the local art school, and, so far, she loves it. Arianna is still obsessed interested in makeup of all kinds. This week she’s made her own lip balm and makeup remover.

Attractive, right?
Attractive, right?

She’s really starting to rub off on Caollin and London because now they’re trying to do theatrical makeup on the little ones. Today London decided to put red nail polish all over Summer’s hands to look like “blood.” Yeah, apparently, I’d better watch her more closely.

Dillon, Arianna, Caollin, and Bailey have all been busy writing stories on the laptops. Okay, Bailey was only copying words out of a book, but he’s 6. I was really excited to see him doing that.

Score!
Score!
Caollin writing and illustrating her story
Caollin writing and illustrating her story

Lastly, my husband got World of Warcraft, so Devin, Dillon, and he have been spending time playing that together. In truth, I wasn’t too thrilled about this, until I found out that there’s so much to it. I almost did a backflip when I saw the kids using maps to navigate around the worlds. Geography- check.

Friday I expect to be more of the same, although we will be going grocery shopping, so there will inevitably be a conflict over who gets to go with. I’m not taking all ten of them. That’s for sure!

Kenzie never makes it into my posts, so here she is!
Kenzie never makes it into my posts, so here she is!

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Have a good weekend, everyone!

How’s your week been? Are you doing anything fun this weekend?

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Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

17 thoughts on “Weekend Review- Creativity Abounds!”

  1. Just a note, Be warey, World of Warcraft took 3 years of my life. Of course it was the childless years. It is highly addictive, but in moderation and the “blood” turned off, I think it could be an excellent learning tool. Alas, I no longer have time for WOW. Maybe when the girls are older we can be a WOW family. LOL

    I had no idea your littlest one was SO little. My, you do have your hands full. How do you do it? I mean really, how do you do it? You should absolutely do a “day in the life of Shelley and kids”.

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    1. LOL. I did do two like that actually- https://redheadmom8.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/an-intimate-glimpse-into-life-with-ten-kids/ and also here https://redheadmom8.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/an-intimate-glimpse-into-life-with-ten-kids-february/.

      The addiction to gaming is the one thing that has me so leery of it. I know many unschooling families don’t limit these games because of their educational value, but I’m really back and forth on the whole issue. It’s bound to be a future post!

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      1. Love them both, especially the donut bowl. Sometimes it’s just a “donut bowl kinda morning”. Although to be perfectly honest, I’ve never fed my kids donuts for breakfast. My kids would go primitive if I gave them sugar that early. But I’ve sliced a banana and thrown some cold cuts on a big plate for them to share.

        I know I’m gonna sound like a blathering fan, but I just have such admiration for what you are doing with your family. My husband and I both read your blog and we call you “the crazy lady”. Not that you do ANYTHING that would make you seem certifiable. We just look at our 2 little crazed munchkins and imagine 8 more and think, “we would be driven to insanity”. It’s a term of respect and endearment, I promise!

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  2. LOL…I’ve been called worse! You want me to sound even more crazy?? We actually have 11 kids, but our oldest is 20 and doesn’t live at home anymore. Yeah, it just got worse, didn’t it?😉

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  3. Last time I took the children to the Dollar Tree, I was really nervous because we had completely filled up one of those carts in there, but when we went to check out, it was only $37! Lol

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  4. This is none of my business, but I would be very interested if you ever make a post about your views on family size in terms of accepting God’s will and quiverfull and those sorts of things. It’s something I struggle to sort out in my life.

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    1. I’m not thinking about posting my views at this time because I’m honestly unsure of what they are. I know that God said to be fruitful and multiply (and I certainly did that), but now that it’s dangerous for me to become pregnant again, it’s hard to be so blase about it. I do trust God. And I know many, many people say that if you do any type of birth control-even natural family planning-you’re not trusting in God. I often wonder, though, if these same people ever take a Tylenol for a headache or give their child Motrin for a fever. God gave people the intelligence to create these things. Now I’m dead set against any type of birth control that prevents implantation, which is why I had my implanon removed, but, being in the situation I’m in, I’m really wishy washy about the whole thing, which is weird, considering that, none of the options, other than natural family planning, are right for me- either medically or morally. And natural family planning seems really complicated. LOL. As for quiverful families, I’m not really sure what their beliefs are, but I will support any of my daughters who want to go to college and have a career. Now, if they get married down the line, I do believe their best place is in the home. Actually, I think you’ve triggered some upcoming posts! I have views I didn’t even know I had!

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      1. Yeah, I hear you. I want to “trust God with my family size,” but I am not sure that I want to risk dying to do it! On the other hand, of course I trust God with my life, but I don’t want to be putting myself in harm’s way (and risk leaving my children early) if it isn’t truly God’s will for me to do so. How do we ever know God’s will in this type of thing? I really struggle with this.

        I agree with you, with the college thing. I didn’t really mean that side of the “quiverfull” movement, but I guess it gets really tied in with that. It’s funny how easily we tie ourselves up with legalism and doctrines of men, even when we’re trying to follow Him with all our hearts!

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  5. I never imagined this bit of knowledge would come in handy but I have tips for your daughters for stage make up and blood. LOL I laugh as I write that. Red lipstick and Elmer’s glue. So let’s say that she wants to recreate a cut on the arm, put red lipstick on the arm, then a light coat of elmer’s glue on top. Let the glue dry then “peel off areas of the glue so it appears that skin is cut/open and wallah you have a cut on the arm, face, under the eye, near the lip, on the cheek, forehead. Have her play with it peel off more or less, she’ll find what works for her.
    Typing stories was what worked for my son too! He also typed copywords when he was younger and learning to read. It’s a great way to encourage reading and writing.

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