Monday, June 30, 2014

June Birthday Boys

Birthday Eat Picks: Breakfast-Cream of Rice
Lunch Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
Dinner Shrimp
Dessert Ice cream cake 

Birthday Eat picks:
Breakfast Waffles
Lunch Left overs(oh I love this kid, LOL!)
Dinner Pizza, sausage and pepperoni
Dessert Costco Cake

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hiking in the woods

Off we go on our adventure. 
We had to roll up #5's pants right away, they are slightly long which is fine with boots but not so much with water shoes!


Quick!  Look! He is still for a moment!!

Do you see our rock friend?

See what I found?

Lots of river/creek to explore.  Next time we will be better prepared with proper swim wear.

We are king of the waterfall!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Awana Commencement and Choir concert

#5 received a ribbon for finishing his cubbie book.

#4 received a participation award.  I do hope one day soon he will adore reading, writing (and memorization). He is such a boy of action and has 'no time' for such things.
#2 has a clubber of the month award from December and she received the Timothy award for completing her book.

#2 and a friend before the performance(musicians 1 & 2). 
Choir presented 'Everyday Hero's", they all did and outstanding job!!

These next two pictures, I admit, I did swipe from a friend.  #5 with the preschool choir(he is guitar less).

#4 with the children's choir.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Pictures

#5 was not wanting to be in any pictures but we did capture him for a few.

In birth order.

and trying to get my crew together with me

well, we are together, I guess looking in the same direction is optional!

School days, field trip(s)

We spent a day at the science center.   Spending a lot of time with the dinosaurs

and finding fossils, including eggs.

I do think if we got a big 'hamster' wheel like this for the house the kids could help create some electricity for us. Sounds like a win-win, fun 'workout' and supply the family with some electric power ;)

The big kids got to introduce some children at a local Head Start to a couple of our chickens.  It was really fun to see how the students reacted to the rooster crowing.  Each one would cover their ears but had a huge grin and laughter.

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.