Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Helloooooo??? and something FREE!

Hello.  My name is Marsha and I have been AWOL for almost 2 weeks now.

We have actually been pretty busy here in the Drews household.  Initially, we were supposed to attend my grandma's 80th birthday party in San Angelo this past weekend (HAPPY BIRTHDAY G-MA!).  The forecast of ice and freezing weather, however, forced it to be rescheduled until June. :-( 

Buuuut, since my sister Lele already flew down from New York (she stayed for a WHOLE WEEK!!!) and my brother bought a ticket from LA, the familia converged on my humble abode.  My other sister Bobo and parents came down as well for the weekend.  We had such fun staying up way too late, eating too much, drinking too much coffee and generally having a good time just being with each other!  *Sigh*  I wish we could all live in a compound together...  (Anyone have a bunch of land for sale? With several houses?)

Now David's folks are in for a few days and the kids are playing all the board games they got for Christmas.  Since we haven't had lessons in a while, can I count that as school?  They are adding, counting and spelling... (Monopoly Jr, Scrabble Jr, Chinese Checkers, etc)...

Speaking of learning...and FUN learning Hands of a Child has a FREE gift for all HSB readers-- a FREE copy of their engaging, hands-on unit about the Moon!  Yup, a FREE science unit!!!

This 74-page project pack is complete with a 14-page research guide and 20 hands-on activities to help your student complete a lapbook of the Moon.


So, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of Katie's informative series and enjoy a free trip to the Moon.   http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/HSBCompanyBlog/The+Experimental+Zone/


dearmercy said...

AWWW ! Those moments in life are the best! We certainly don;t have enough in our life , but when you do, treasure them, and be thankful that your schedule is not being ruled by the public school schedule of life!! Ah! One of the many blessings of homeschooling. Have a great time with your other family this week! ~madeleine

chickadee said...

been missing you. glad to hear you have been enjoying your family and not sick or anything.

youngmommy said...

Glad you're back... It's nice to "see" you again!

I am so glad you have enjoyed the time with your family!



EEEEMommy said...

Sounds like a great deal of FUN!

The best thing about living away from people is having them stay at your house (or staying at theirs) for extended periods of time and being able to stay up until the wee hours of the morning talking about everything! When you live close to people, you just don't do it! Everyone goes home at a reasonable hour and you never get that QUANTITY time. I've actually gotten closer to people since I've moved away from them. Funny! but Sad! because then I just miss them more....sigh!

Glad you've been doing well!

eyecorn said...

Y'all have so much fun, yup, instead of emailing, I'll just tell ya' via blog rather than email, we're comin' to visit...kids, puppy, guinea pig and cat!

What wonderful memories you are making for your sons. And, yes Scrabble and Chinese Checkers count. They better, we played Scrabble last Friday and counted it as school!

It's neat that you guys got together in January...usually January is kinds of a downer after all the Christmas company.

Wow! A free unit...cool idea ;) Thanks for posting it!

BTW, check out my hard boiled egg recipe I'm going to blog.

amada said...

I'm actually glad you haven't been here, because if you had, I'd have felt more guilty about not reading your blog. So, as it is, I maintain my innocent feelings and you were having SUCH a good time with your family!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so lucky. YAY. I am so glad for you. How totally wonderful! Okay, I'll let you off the hook for not doing school, but get back on track already won't you?! We need your shining example around here you know. I mean ever since you won the Featured Blogger award, I've really looked up to you. And then I even got to meet you in person, don't let me down now! Your superblogger status is on the line!

I've missed you ;) can you tell?!


robinkay said...

Thanks for stopping by at Robin's Nest! Hope you like the hummus! Yup, it's handy having a dh that can cook, but he still likes his supper on the table at 5:30!

Your kid's hotel idea is really cute!

kateyz said...

What great family time! And - you get to do it all over again in June?!! YeeHaw!

many blessings


Juliestew said...

to say hello. haven't been here in a while and am going to check up on your entries. my blogging seems to be down too. just not too much going on here right now. school, cold weather, school, more cold weather. Praise God we have been well and HIS hand of protection has been over us all winter. He is so good.


DanielleW said...

Lots of family around to enjoy! Glad you got to visit with your sister.

Thanks for the link...I'm off to check it out now.

angelstar said...

Ahhh - how wonderful for you to have your family there! Sounds like a good time was had by all! Happy Birthday to your Gramma!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, dear friend! God bless!

quietcajun said...

Oooooh! I love Hands of a Child lapbooks. We are working on the SNOW one right now!