Friday, December 30, 2016

1 more sleep!

Our last day before we begin our adventure! Hard to believe that it's just "one more sleep" after such a long time of thinking about and planning. Still feel surreal. Maybe when we're actually on our way tomorrow it'll sink in.

Sebastian's calendar  :)

Cleaning, sorting and packing.  How to decide what we'll need for 6 months?

Kids are all measured - we'll see how much they grow!

My hand sewing project for the trip

The room I'll miss most - haha!



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sewing Purses

Mom, Anneke (me), and Tessa all sewed ourselves a purse! We all used the same pattern but Mom made hers a bigger size. Tessa and I learned how to put zippers in and how to make a zipper pocket on the inside. Mom tried to convince us it was magic. :)

This is Tessa's. Isn't the fabric so cute?

For my purse I used jean fabric. It was hard to sew the handles because it was so thick. We had to problem solve and add white to the handles to make it work. I kind of like it though. It ties it all together

Mom chose a linen polka dot for hers. The lining is a pretty fabric. The background is cream with purple, gray, and pinkish gold feathers.

Here are some close-ups. Mom got a handmade tag for hers, and I did some embroidery on the back of mine.

Homer the Odyssey - by Anneke & Lukas

Lukas and I did a novel study on the Odyssey. A big part of this novel study was making a map of the Mediterranean with notes about Odysseus' adventures. Dad also assigned us some pretty hard writing assignments. Our final project was to do a dramatic reading from the final two chapters.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Natural Disaster Science Projects

We all did a project on a natural disaster.

This is Lukas' project on tsunamis.  He made an infographic using a program called


Tessa did a poster display on tornadoes.

Sophie's lapbook was on volcanoes.
She also did an experiment.
Lukas and Sebastian made the volcano out of Lego.

I(Anneke) did a power point on how a forest regrows after a forest fire. This is the closest we could get to putting it on here. The animations don't work.