One the First we finished the last chapter of Life of Ferd Butterflies. We also read a lot from Little house in the big woods. We wrote down the jobs they did on each day of the week. We don't need to churn butter so this is our schedule that we came up with.
Monday-Laundry ( we shall see if I can get it done in one day, even with Milo's help)
Tuesday-Ironing and cloth diaper cleaning
Wednesday-Mending and sewing projects
Thursday-"Churning" We will be cleaning the bottom floor of the house
Friday-Clean top floor of house
Saturday-Clean up the outside of the house and the car.
We also read about how they treated the Sabbath.
These are the activities we decided would be ok and not ok on Sunday.
Play with Paper dolls
Look at books
Quietly play with dolls
We added (listen to scripture books on tape and writing letters)
Making new things
On the 2nd the boys helped a lot with cleaning, painted with water colors and we backed pumpkin custard (pumpkin pie with no crust) from scratch. We read some out of a book called the Pioneer Sampler. It talks about the different jobs in the family. One thing Milo and I took note of was that the 4 year old would start to do family chores when she was 5. I am trying to take this idea to heart and let Quincy alone a little more when it comes to work. He still must do his morning duties but it is up to him if he wants to help with the morning team work. We also learned about churning butter. We tried to make our own butter but we learned that the cream being at room temp. was very important. After the boys took their turn shaking the cream I shook it all of the way to whip cream. Not complaining. It went great with our pumpkin custard and maple syrup. I already have purchased more cream so we can try it again this coming week.