Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oh My....

For reasons my muddled brain can't go into, we ordered next year's curriculum from My Father's World.

The large box arrived yesterday but I was too tired and weak to go through the contents. So this morning the Captain and I went through the order and, of course, everything was perfect (they have amazing customer service).

After, the Captain went to run a few errands, I went upstairs to sleep while the chillins' hung out.

Nobody wanted to leave the house on this rare, beautiful, Fall day since the Black Plague has officially arrived.

Yes, our last die hard, Brigitta, came downstairs this morning and before saying,"Good morning," said, "Can you take my temperature?"

Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, I went upstairs to lie down and somewhere in my stupor I heard, "There's paper!"
(referring to the packing paper from the box)

I mean, this was excited yelling I heard.

"You guys, you guys! There's paper! There's paper!!!"

Honestly, I was thinking how glad I was they were so excited over something so simple. But I was also thinking maybe I should get the kids out the house more often. I mean paper? Really?

They were loud.

I had no idea what they were doing with this paper. They kept calling me to come look but I couldn't get up. Instead, I hollered to them to take some pictures.

"Oh yeah! Let's take pictures!"

I just woke up and uploaded the pictures. Here's a peek...



Hmmm, what is that?





Did I mention we are studying mummies right now?

No? Sorry.

We're studying mummies right now.

The kids and I learned that the dead Pharaohs would be buried with food and their possessions to take with them into the afterlife.



Their brains and other vital organs would be removed prior to the embalming process and placed in canopic jars.


I don't know about you, but we don't usually have canopic jars around the house so they had to make do with these.




Here's our "priestess" hard at work embalming her brother, er uh, I mean "the Pharaoh."




And here is our very own mummy!



Apparently, the embalming process wasn't too painful he doesn't look too distressed.



Although, he did say being under all that paper made him really, really hot!



I think it's official, home education is a lifestyle for us!


1 comment:

Kim (aka- Kanga-mom and sometimes Rabbit-mommy) said...

That's so cool! You guys truly are living the lifestyle. That's awesome!

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