Monday began a great school week, everyone was done on time or early every single day! I want to bottle that up and dose it out every single day of the school year! Our history lesson was about when Joseph Smith received the plates, began translating them, when the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthood was restored, the Book of Mormon was printed, and the church was organized.
Tuesday was a literature lesson, and we compared Ariel and Caliban in The Tempest, and learned about character foils. My oldest made Magic Custard Cake, which was truly magic... and did exactly what the recipe said! We were sure we had failed by the time we mixed the egg whites in, but it was so cool to see what it turned into after it baked!
Wednesday we began learning about the muscular system, and how muscles have companions. We compared that to the Lord's way of working in twos or threes, including witnesses, "In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established." (also Matthew 18:16) and (D&C 6:28). I also went to parent teacher conferences with M for her seminary class. Which was easier to get to that afternoon than I had expected... we ended up in that neighborhood for most of the afternoon because someone broke into my parent's house and their alarm company asked if I could come meet the police officer. Luckily everything is okay and the alarm scared the intruder away! Because I didn't get dinner made, we stopped at Del Taco on the way home.
Thursday we had a geography lesson about climate zones in South America. M came with me to the weekly scripture seminar and really enjoyed it!
Friday we learned about two more early American artists, John Singleton Copley and Charles Willson Peale. They are both fascinating artists! We made cinnamon rolls in preparation for the weekend. My husband and I went out for groceries after dinner.
Saturday was a much anticipated day.. the beginning of General Conference! First we baked the cinnamon rolls, cooked sausage, and scrambled eggs with peppers and spinach. We watched the first two sessions at home together, and then that night, J got to go to the priesthood session for the first time! He went with dad and grandpa and had a great time. They went to Cafe Rio for dinner too. Between sessions we went to pick up our yearly honey order, and we planted some seeds in the recently moved herb garden.
Sunday we watched the last two sessions of General Conference, and we had lunch at my parents. It was a great weekend!