Friday, November 26, 2010

Spence got to sleep in a bit today as we usually plan our Friday's fairly light. He got up and we did planning, updating his checking account, we read Anne & Ranger and then did spelling. We did math next - simple interest and then he did his reading (which was re-reading his essay and editing it). He spent a good half hour working on his editing and then we published it earlier today on our blog. I was pretty impressed with the 500+ words and the full page that he wrote and he didn't even need a huge amount of nagging from me.

He did drums and then we had an early lunch and got ready to go skiing at COP. We got there just after 12 and found it stocked with kids - seems like lots of schools were either doing field-trips or took the afternoon off. Spence was getting a good 10 feet in the air off the jumps.

We headed home around 1:30 and had enough time to chill a bit before grama came over to pick up Spence for a movie. While they were out, I headed to the mall to try and get some more stocking stuffers.

We had all planned to meet at the Hamptons for the last dinner at the club (ever) and we had a pretty good time catching up and the food was pretty decent.

Spencer's Essay


Today was the 2 week due date of Spencer's essay (really meant to start working on timelines and deadlines he will face in University and work). He did all the work on his own, the editing we did together - and I learned today that we call a semi-colin a 'winky'. I think he did great, with 500 words in his essay.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We started off with Anne, where Ruby Gillis was killed off and then the Ranger. We then tried to setup the wheel on Grand Tourismo for Spence to practice shifting....but we couldn't figure out how to get the steering wheel to allow us to steer....so we have to figure that out.

Spence then finished off his essay (which is due tomorrow) and he's planning to edit it tomorrow and then we'll post the essay. We continued with spelling, Italian, drums, math timed quiz - 6 minutes and he got 90 out of 91 and we finished off with silent reading.

We had a quick lunch and then headed off to Sam's place for a play. The play included two and a half hours of sledding and fort building. The finally came back and played in the house for another one and a half hours....we finally headed home just after four.

We got home, started to make supper and chilled.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

After breakfast, Spence did his math and finally was in the zone for % increase / decrease calculations. He did spelling next and then we read Anne & Ranger. He watched Sci Fi Science - how to become a super hero and that was pretty interesting.

We did Lie to Me next - I was looking for something the other day and found that the show was based on a real person's work and he does a blog going through what is real and what isn't in each episode.....so we read through the last one we had, watched it and tried to see the facial signs which were mentioned on the blog - but we both blew it big time and decided neither of us would make good interrogators :)

While I prepared lunch, Spence read the last bit of Chapter 1 and the first bit of Chapter 2 in his driver's ed manual and then I quizzed him. He still remembers stuff he looked at a week ago, so I'm pretty happy about that. He did his drumming next and finished off with writing.

I took off at noon to grab a game James had on hold, pick up stuff from the tofu truck and head to a client's office. I had thought the meeting would take about 3 hours and it ended up taking a bit longer, but I hit rush hour traffic on the way home and didn't get here until almost 6pm (almost an hour on the road for a 15 minute trip normally).

James beat me home as he was at a course all day today and we ended up having a sort of scrounge night as I had left so early in the day. I did remember to bake some potatoes though - so Spence ended up with bake potatoes and I made potato salad. James had potstickers and rice.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

After silent reading for an hour, we read Anne & the Ranger. We continued with spelling, math and writing and then had lunch.

We pretty much chilled until drum lessons and decided the dog needs a bath. Once drums are done, we'll chill until bouldering time and then supper.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Today after breakfast we read Anne & the Ranger and then Spence watched It's Effin Science. When he was done, he started reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid (book 4) for almost an hour and a half.

When he finished, he did his math and spelling before grama came to get him for lunch. Grama had originally said that she would be here around 12 or shortly after.....her calendar was clear and so when she didn't show up at 12, we waited.....then at 12:30 we continued to wait and at 12:45 we left a msg at home and tried her cell phone.....no answer....then we started to worry. At about 1pm, grama called to say she was on her way from the doctors and Spence lost it. He thought she had been in an accident and that's why she was at the doctors or was sick - he was so worried. We straightened it all out and he went off with grama for lunch and a bit of a visit.

Just a note on the above - grama is right (she emailed last night), originally she said 1pm, but she had emailed us earlier saying to have the phone on after 12pm...Spence and I both assumed she had changed the time to 12.....misunderstandings are so easy to happen.

While he was out, I went to Walmart to get a few things and then walked the dog - the dog was too cold to do much and after quickly doing his business he turned around and headed home before I could even catch up.

When I got home, I finished making dinner (goulash tonight), cleaned out the fish tank (which made me colder). I woosed out on climbing tonight because I didn't want to go back out in the super cold - so now it's just hot chocolate and tea, trying to warm up.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

We pretty much did nothing today. We got up late, made pancakes and chilled. We headed to the Winter Club to check it out in the afternoon as one of James' partners is a member and offered to tour us around.

I did our weekly groceries and then came home to continue chilling. We watched a few movies while we ate supper and made our dog walks really short today.