Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hike to Glen Falls

Yesterday our fun homeschool schedule was
1. History with Daddy 
2. Hike to Glen Falls
3. Swimming at the Y
4. Picnic at the Y
5. Language worksheets in the Y kids watch while momma took a walk
6. Reading and Rest Time
7. Choir

Today our schedule is a lot more seat work while Bethany is at MDO pre-school:
1. History with Daddy
2. Daily Sheet
3. Math
4. Grammar and Language
5. Handwriting
6. Spelling
7. Science
8. Reading
9. Piano

Yay for homeschooling!

11th Anniversary

Happy 11th Anniversary, dearest Nate!
We were so blessed to have a free night at Barnsley Gardens, so we used it to celebrate 11 years together.
We had dinner, spent the night, took a long hike and shopped a little on our way home.
It was easy, relaxing and very fun.
Barnsley is a small village in the middle of no where (really) that is built around the ruins and gardens of the old Barnsley mansion.

Thanks to Mom and Aunt Kim who stayed with the kids while we were away!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jacob!!

Happy 7th Birthday, Buddy!
September 12 fell on a very busy day this year, so we stretched the partying over two days.
On the 12th we had our traditional presents and candles in the pancakes breakfast.
Then we did history with daddy and headed down to the aquarium for our first Ocean Class down there.
Later that afternoon the kids had their first choir classes.
Jacob chose hotdogs for dinner and we rounded out our day with a few presents from Grandma.
(Thanks for all the presents, Grandma!!)
On the 13th, Granna and Aunt Kim arrived after we did our schooling for the day.
We decorated for the party and then welcomed 8 of Jacob's good friends for a Phineas and Ferb party!

Thanks everyone for the fun gifts!
Thank you Granna for such awesome presents!
And thanks again Grandma (we saved some for the party.)

The main event of the party was using duct tape and boxes and pvc pipes to build creations in the yard.
(Just like Phineas and Ferb)
Thanks to everyone who came!
Jacob had a great birthday.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Jacob's first...

Can you see what's missing.
(Our boy is growing up!)

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Happy Birthday, Nate!

The kiddos helped me decorate for an Auburn party.

They made cards and gave daddy gifts.

He was delighted, as you can see.

For dinner we had a babysitter and went out with friends.
Happy Birthday, my dear husband.
We love you!

First Week of Homeschool 2012

Starting with a bang--little poppers


Attila the Hun burned the Roman fleet

And so did we. : )
More pics over here.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Family Summer 2012

family profile video...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Back to School

Back to School!
Officially we start on Tuesday...
But we've been having some school activities already.

Our first "field trip" to the natural bridge park