Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reverb Days 4, 5, and 6

So I'm not keeping up with this very well.  Daily blogging ain't happening during December, no matter how much I try.  There's just too much to keep up with!  I'll be posting a bunch of photos later this week, but for now, REVERB 2011:

Question #4:  What was your family's biggest blessing in 2011?

Answer:  No surgery.  It sounds ridiculous, but that's a big one.  In 2003, when M1 was three months old, he had his first surgery.  In 2005, I had M2 (not really surgery, but it still involved a hospital stay) and M1 had another surgery.  In 2006, M2 had surgery; in 2007, it was M1's turn again.  We skipped a couple of years after that, and I thought we were done when the children inflicted the Infamous Earberry Incident upon us last year.  The fact that we've gone more than 12 months without surgery is a wonderful blessing.  It meant we got to take a family vacation, which was long overdue!

Question #5:  What was the best science experiment you did in 2011?

M1, who is the guru of all things science in this house, isn't entirely sure, but I know he really liked making red cabbage juice and playing with it (and discovering that boiling cabbage releases sulfur, too).  His favorite experiments, though, probably have to do with his snap circuits and other electrical sets.  He loves building things out of them to see if or how they work.

Question #6:  What was your or your children's favorite Art project from the 2011 homeschool year?

M1 LOVED learning how to use a grid to draw things to a larger or smaller scale.  That makes perfect sense to me and to him, because he got to use his analytical brain to provide him with a framework for his art.  I'll admit, too, that the finished product was one of his better projects.  And it's always good to know that somewhere deep down, he does like art.


Anonymous said...

No surgery is a biggie and I'm so glad your family got through 2011 without anybody having one!

T.L. Ryder said...

Hurrah for a surgery free year! We like the cabbage juice indicator here, as well. We haven't done it for a couple of years and need to get back to it again sometime soon.

No stress on completing all the prompts. With the original Reverb, we did the ones that appealed to us/we had time for, and I think that's the way to go. I know there are blogging challenges where we're trying to complete a goal, but if we're going to do that, let's do it in February or something, when we have less to do IRL! It's the one thing I don't like about NaNoWriMo. In November. Do these people not have family? :-D