Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pictures from our visit to France

The older 3 have been studying different countries around the world this year.  Here are a few things we did while in France.

Made our own versions of the Eiffel tower.

 #1 version with paper clips.

 #2 with Popsicle sticks
 #2 made a fashion creation

#3 painted something for the Louvre

Home from France...Something #5 and I worked on.  I've had this book since my oldest was his age but for the first time we made the birthday cake for Little Bear.  Although not pictured we did eat the cake with strawberries and cream as the story talks about.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring time!

We know the end of cold is in sight and we can't wait to see Green!

The middle kids and I got to go on a hike one warm day last week. At the first choice of hike we arrived at the trail head only to find out there was a controlled fire in the area so it was a no go.  We decided to go to the playground on site for a bit.  #2 jumps off the swing and lands on her feet.  #4 decides to try this as well.  With a big grin on his face he jumps and proceeds to throw his body to the ground and roll.  I'm sure it would have made a great tackle, but as far as a jump off the swing, well I held my breathe as I waited to see if he was ok, then laughed in relief.  The boy that has no fear was fine.
  Shortly after that we found our way to another hiking spot.

and today is like this picture, another taste of cold.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


 The kids ask to cook and I say go for it.  They ask to make dessert and I say sure(and I do make them clean up the mess!).  I do believe I should be asking for some stretchy yoga pants for Christmas.  So far this month they have made some cookies and...

#2 made chocolate chip peppermint cheese cake.

#1 made carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. 

snow days 2013

There is a street behind him....somewhere.

While I don't like the cold, I do love the snow!

He's up to mischief of one kind or another.  What to do when there are no hills around?

I don't think the chickens understand how to make snow angels.

They did show a little curiosity about the snow. They were only walking about in it for 15 minutes(and that was after it was on the ground 3 days).  Much prefer their almost snow free run and coop.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Harvest Party

Face painting fun! #5 picked a blue football

and black butterfly:)

This boy is quite gun-ho about everything!

Posing with her pumpkin and art work.

enjoyed good eats, fun games, bounce houses and hayrides.  Oh yes and the kids are enjoying lots of candy now:)  Looking forward to decorating our pumpkins soon!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Happenings

Our final birthday of the year, #2 turned 12!
We celebrated her birthday 3 different ways.  On her actual birthday we were house sitting in the woods and made s'mores over the campfire.  She had also requested white chocolate pancakes and skillet lasagna for dinner.
Her birthday gift/party was taking a friend to Dave & Busters and playing games.
Then we had family over for cake and ice cream.  She saw this cow cake recipe in the paper and made one herself:)

The zoo, the zoo!  #5 has been wanting to visit and we finally made it.  This camel was being too cute posing for us.

Hiking in the woods.  Tried out a new trail, will go again and try more sections of it.  Think it'll be a great one to visit during the summer, lots of opportunities to play in the creeks along the trail.

Monday, September 9, 2013

School Time 2013-2014

8th Grade

6th Grade

3rd Grade


1st Grade
We are on week 3 of school and figuring out what works for us this year(space wise, schedule wise etc).  Note older 3 all have own desk areas but tend to gravitate to the center.
This is my messy scholar who piles up books and papers on the floor throughout the day.