Silent Saturday.....except this was our Thursday homeschool group.
Friday, April 23, 2010
The weather has been wonderful.
Springtime is everywhere.
The kids made pinecone birdfeeders.
Our old Willow Tree has beautiful bark.
The deer ate much bark off the lilac bushes this winter.
They call it the village.
Our fruit trees are doing well.
Yes, a few golf balls too.
The girls are enjoying the green grass of freeranging again. Some are still barebacked from the mean Roosters we had. Their feathers are slowly growing back.
My garlic is coming up nicely.
Look how great the soil looks from the
chicken manure from last year.
The buds remind me of strawberries with their little caps.
It helps to hide the fish from the heron until the lilly pads cover the pond.
The frogs rather like the greenness of the water too.
I will pick these this weekend to make Violet jelly.
The Clematis is getting big heavy heads and ready to bloom.
We gutted this garden. It was filled with over grown ragweed and Baptisia that spread like wildfire. Sometimes you just gotta start fresh. I need to find something to dress up the septic cover. I used to have a chair sitting on it with a watering pail.
I wonder if I could stencil it.
They are surrounding my deck and under my windows so that when the wind blows I get the scent of fresh lilac in the house.
It's better than Febreze.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Our homeschool group's bookclub for kids met this Wednesday.
There are three book clubs that meet at the same time at Barnes and Noble.
It's a great way to get the kids reading although I've never really heard of a homeschooler that didn't like to read. They all have their favorites and right now
the adventure magical books seem to be a favorite.
The Lightning Thief.
Analicia and Kayrn discussed the book and gave
the kids a little quiz.
Some of the kids made dioramas or drawings of their favorite
God or Goddess from the book.
They chose "Dragon Rider" for their next book.
out of foamboard and paint.
Eye love this one.
made their choices carefully.
So many colors to choose from.
We had a full house.
Most everyone loved the book.
The five to seven year olds listened to many stories.
The teens just finished reading Leviathan and loved it.
Barnes and Noble has been wonderful to us and we are told they are creating a Resource corner in the store just for Educators. It will be for public school teachers as well as homeschoolers. We just gave Barnes and Noble a list of our favorite homeschool books.
We can't wait until next month!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
So my six year old baby started Soccer this week.
He had practice on Monday and his
first game today.
He was so excited.
clothes are too big.
Big boy in even bigger clothing.
The kids at this age basically move up and down the field.
Even if it is granola bars.
"Mommy, I ran and ran but then I lost my breath."
Tae bossing the girls around.
Morgan won both playoff games today.
And practiced a little on our piano.
Cooper ate some dirt and leaves.
The Forsythia were blooming and the grass
was nice and green from all the flooding.
Cooper played shy.