Friday, September 25, 2009

B Week

~Along the Alphabet Path with Bigboy, Michael and Mrs. Applebee~

B is for...

Well, due to our sudden bathroom emergency project we did spend an awful lot of time this week looking at sinks and faucets and tile and tubs. That counts as school, right? Ok... I'll be serious now.


(I wanted to try finding little bugles to represent the Bugle Fairy, but thought bells would be easier on my sanity our ears. These 8 note hand bells were such a huge hit, I am now on the hunt for more music to go with them. Oh and you can find them for less than half that Amazon price at Hobby Lobby!)

Banana Bread with chocolate chip B's

(the best part is eating the leftovers)

Balancing Bears


(sadly, my children don't like to eat them so he just measured them for me and I made a nice "goodbye summer, hello fall" crisp for Husband)

St. Brendan and St. Blaise

St. Brendan and the Voyage Before Columbus
St. Brendan the Navigator
Brendan's Voyage & Other Poems
(We have also been enjoying listening to this musical interpretation of Tim Severin's reproduction of St. Brendan's voyage. You can hear some of it on YouTube. Also, this song that tells the story of St. Brendan.)

Soap Propelled Boats

(This was a hit or miss experiment. Some of the boats we made moved and some didn't. It did give BigBoy a chance to practice his eye dropper skills.)

Building Bridges

Inspired by this book, Bridges Are to Cross, which has a wonderful selection of bridges to look at including Pont Sant'Angelo in Rome and a sweet tribute to the rainbow as a heavenly bridge at the end, we made our own bridges out of Legos.

That's all for now. "C" you next week!


  1. Looks like some wonderful entertainment for the kids and some great learning experiences.

  2. I am enjoying exploring your blog. You write well and have a great sense of humor. We are also enjoying the color pages. Thanks! JMJ

  3. Looks like you had a great B week! had to tell you, we were all so excited when we saw your saints to embroider! All of us are working on them, in hopes of making a little quilt. My, my mother in law, and my kids are loving them! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.


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