Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Learning on Vacation!

During our visit home for Thanksgiving, we decided we wouldn't worry about school work. Jacob left all of his books at home, and thought he would be learning about anything new for two whole weeks! Boy was he wrong! There was so much learning in disguise!
First up was building a bridge to cross over the ditch to the golf course for a play on the 9th hole with dad and grandpa. Jacob was very proud of himself for helping with this bridge! He even told me how he put all the mud in between the logs to help secure it, just like we learned about!
We also went to an awesome little museum in New Bern!  This was such an educational experience! We learned how the newspapers were written, how many people it takes to man a ship, and how turpentine was made back in the day! We were all exhausted at the end of the day! It was so much work! Here are some photos from our week of "vacation"

We also learned that tree rings don't only tell how old a tree is. They also tell about climate changes during the life of the tree!

Who knew vacation could be so educational? ;)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Menu Plan Monday 01/07/13

It's back again already!
This is the first full week of January! We are getting back into the swing of things...school, dinners, scouts, and everything in between. I am so glad I already have my menu planned out for the month!
Our easy menu this week:

Monday: Spaghetti, homemade bread, salad

Tuesday: Sloppy joes and fries

Wednesday: Quesadillas and cilantro rice ( I got the rice recipe form a friend and it is SO good!)

Thursday: Italian Chicken and veggies

Friday: Steakhouse pizza

Saturday: Stir fry and Pho (I am so looking forward to this dinner! I can't wait to cook it all up!)

Sunday: Chili in the crockpot and jalapeno cornbread

Our breakfasts will include smoothies, omelets, homemade oatmeal, and breakfast potatoes
Lunches are usually leftovers, sandwiches or mac & Cheese

What are you cooking this week? I always love new ideas!
See you next week with more!

You can also find more menu ideas at I'm an Organizing Junkie