About twice a year we have a "homeschool night" which consists of a special dinner, a sharing of recent reports or accomplishments in school, and some desserts! :)
The meal for last Friday's homeschool night was grilled tuna steaks, potatoes on the grill, greenbeans, and buttermilk rolls:
We had a special drink for dinner: sparkling juices from Trader Joe's!
There were two flavors of sparkling drinks: pomegranate and blueberry. They both were awesome, but I think I like blueberry a little bit more! :)
Lexi set the table with our nicest tablecloth and Mama's fine china and glasses. It was very pretty!
As we were finishing up our meal, Paw-paw and Na-naw (my grandparents) came in. After some quick clean-up we settled down in the den.
Eden, Josiah, and Lydia were the "beginning act" and were quite cute! :)
They started off singing the 12 Disciples song.
Next Eden read a portion of her reading book.
She's doing a great job reading! Every morning at family devotions she gets to read a verse or two and she does awesome! :)
Seth was up next and he read a report on x-ray's and then played us some music on his chanter.
Caleb came next and he played I'll Fly Away on his guitar.
Next he played the piano...
...and then ended with a report on sound.
Lexi gave a thorough, in-depth report on the eye. It was quite interesting and I think everyone learned something!
I read one of my WriteShop reports that worked on exaggeration. (Thanks for the photo, Paw-paw!)
Hannah also read her exaggeration WriteShop paragraphs and another report on Richard Wurmbrand.
(You can see that Judah is now standing up on things. :)
Na-naw observing the proceedings.
After we all finished our reports, Lexi on down to Josiah performed a little play for us.
It was about King Josiah! :)
Once everything was set up Lexi started reading the account from 2 Kings 22 and the play commenced.
The priest, Hilkiah (a.k.a. Caleb), and the scribe, Shaphan (a.k.a. Seth), receiving the word of the Lord from Hulda (a.k.a. Eden), the prophetess.
King Josiah taking the covenant.
There were many things that happened during the play that were so cute and gave everyone a good laugh! For example, Josiah was supposed to tear his "robe" but he couldn't get the fabric to rip at all! :)
Anyways the play was executed hilariously and wonderfully by Lexi and her cast, providing a good ending for the night!
Before the night ended, though, we had dessert!!
We had key lime pie (so yummy, by the way!)...
...and chocolate pudding pie. :)
A little dollop of homemade whipped cream completed the yumminess! :)
Thus ended our semi-annual homeschool night! :)