Friday, January 30, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Last week, I saw a posting on facebook regarding a book study coming up at the beginning of February. I headed to the blog, read the details, and thought "I wanna do this." It occurs to me so often that my relationship with my husband is of paramount importance to our sons. How their Dad treats me is how they will treat women. How I behave toward others will be characteristics that they seek out in a partner. While my marriage isn't careening toward disaster, there's endless room for improvement. Besides, quicker than I can possibly believe, the kids will be grown and moved away and then it will just be the mister and I. I want to be sure he still likes me when that happens. :)
Thursday, January 22, 2015
I was so excited to receive Bears Don't Read this month and I knew that the boys would enjoy it! Bears Don't Read is a story about a bear who finds a book but doesn't know how to read. He sets out on a quest to find the owner of the book in hopes that he will learn how to read. His adventure doesn't go quite as planned as people are rather scared of a big, hairy bear.
|Regular, unsoaked gummy bears are smaller than the yellow bear is now.|
|Side-by-side to show you how big the green one has gotten.|
|I don't know if they look like bears, but fork painting was fun!|
|Our bear graphing fun! The boys really enjoyed this activity!|
Janine at True Aim Education
Dusty at To the Moon and Back
Karyn at Teach Beside Me
Jodie at Growing Book by Book
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
I know, it's supposed to be a wordless post but I'm just giving you a tiny explanation. The following photos were taken at an indoor trampoline facility we visited last weekend. We had a Cub Scout overnighter there and my boys, all of them, jumped until 4:30 AM! These pictures were taken when I had to wake them up just a short time later at 6:00 am. How cute are they?! (We totally
slept napped on trampolines!)
Thursday, January 15, 2015
|Random weekday afternoon of mini-golf? Yes, please!|
|Memaw hung out with us on this field trip.|
Do you know what that means for homeschooled kiddos? Significantly less people! Hurry, insert your socialization worry here. I don't mean that my sons don't have to talk to people, I mean they don't have to share exhibits with ill-mannered children lacking supervision. Few things aggravate my sons more than a rude little kid who shoves them out of the way so they can have their turn at a game or who blatantly disregards other people.
|Any second now, this giant piggy bank is going to open and balls|
are going to fall all over the place. He's waiting....
|Here they come!! He did this over and over again. :)|
|The boys even had the opportunity to try out a game prototype!! |
|Co-op field trip to do some gem mining!|
|We got so many cool rocks!|
|Zander with a little one on one help from Papaw at a museum.|