Tuesday, December 11, 2012

candy cane day

We needed a day like today.
A day filled with good moods, minimal fighting and lots of candy canes!
Watching him read J is for Jesus reminded me of when he was three. 
It was his favorite Christmas book. He knew it by heart.
First time to use polymer clay today. And last. :)
Peppermint chocolate chip pancakes for lunch!
My little candy cane girl.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


we ventured to woolaroc for the first time. a very good family day with lots to explore!
a museum, animals, rocks, trees, trails, art, guns,
and a lodge that kyle and i fell in love with the minute we stepped inside.
that frank phillips was a luck guy to be surrounded by such beauty.
this picture of ellie cracks me up. her face.
regretting the "accidental" dropping of the cup.
she was guilty and she knew it. :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

wood for the fire.

 she's happiest when she's helping others.
she's really happy if she gets to help her daddy.
you'll notice, not a brother in sight. :) 
 oh wait... there they are.
not really interested in the helping,
but definitely interested in the s'mores.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

pinterest props

I'm wanting to try and keep track of the ideas we try on pinterest so I am throwing these pics on the blog,
despite the whacked out coloring of the pics. But I'm not going back to fix them.
Ain't nobody got time for dat. :)
This is a collaboration of morning worksheets that I came across.
I love this idea!
My place in the world project.
Mainly for Embry and Ellie but Hayes enjoyed it too. We've been going over these
the last few days to help them familiarize themselves and grasp the concept of city vs. state vs. country, etc.
I made these numbers to help with learning to tell time. Duh. :)
Fun math activity. Hayes got a kick out of this yesterday.
Will probably do this often because it's learning in disguise. :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

hello homeschool!

Exhausted and encouraged.
That about sums up our first day of homeschool for me.
We've got a few bumps to smooth out but today was a good day for our little family.

I love our first day pictures and how they differ a bit from years past.
No new outfits picked out by Mom, no back packs, no shoes.
But excitement and smiles remain for what lies ahead.

We kicked our day off with a scavenger hunt... just because we could.
A few other highlights were finally being able to break open the new math toys,
snuggling up in the living room listening to Charlotte's Web and attending Hayes' lego class. :)

Here's to a great year of Kindergarten and 3rd grade!

Monday, June 18, 2012

phone dump continues...

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