Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Behind the Scenes

Today we went to visit a local TV station with our homeschool group.

Listening to our tour guide in the studio

E and S playing weather girls

E and R on the set

We were able to watch the noon broadcast in the control room and 
then go into the studio for the last part of it.

At the end of the show, they gave a shout out to our group and the kids got to be on TV!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Eggs and Baby Chicks

We were able to enjoy a class at a local park that explained the process of candling and hatching eggs. I think I enjoyed it as much as they did!

Watching an egg hatch

Baby Chicks

Some of the kids liked holding the chickens

Look how pretty the feathers are on this chicken

Candling an egg

I am so thankful for all the hands on learning opportunities that my kids get to experience!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dairy Field Trip

We visited a dairy/creamery and had a great time!

I think the kids favorite part was petting and feeding the baby calves. This one was only 5 days old.

Our friends, R and E

S and B playing with another baby calf

This one was so cute looking out the barn door.

He just wanted to lick B's hand anytime he tried to pet him.

S did not want to be licked so she kept her distance.

The older cows were so curious of us. They would come straight to the fences and just stare.

The cows at the feeding trough

This one is scratching his back with this hanging scrubber.

The cow wash :)

M and her friend E watching as the guide talked about milking the cows

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mocha Coffee Slush

My sweet husband surprised me with a homemade mocha slush. It was very similar to this one, but nowhere near the cost!!!

Here is his recipe.

1 cup crushed ice
3/4 cup milk
3 T. mocha coffee drink mix
1-2 T. chocolate syrup
1/2 t. vanilla extract
whipped cream

In a blender or food processor blend milk, coffee mix, chocolate syrup, sweetener & vanilla until smooth. Serve immediately topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

The great thing about slushes or smoothies is that that you can play around with the different flavors to come up fantastic drinks!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Be Still

Hide me now
Under Your wings
Cover me
Within Your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm
Father you are King over the flood
I will be still and know You are God

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know His power
In quietness and trust

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm
Father You are king over the flood
I will be still and know You are God.

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Look what I got for $5.00! It doesn't look like much now, but just wait till she gets all prettied up :)

and then I found this at GW for $2.76!!!

These are just two of the many reasons that I love thrifty shopping!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ps 37:4

I am so thankful that God knows the desires of my heart......

Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalms 37:4

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Help of a 3 yr old

My 3 year old loves to help me do chores around the house.

Every day when I make my bed, she is right beside me waiting to put the throw pillows on the bed. Lately, she has added a finishing touch.....

her Beary. How sweet of her to share her favorite bear!

She also loves to help fold clothes. She likes to do the kitchen towels and washcloths. She always folds them in these little squares

 and then lines them up like this.

I am so thankful for my little helper and her willingness to help without me asking! I just hope she is always this willing to help with chores!!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Science Projects

Today was Science Day at our homeschool group. It is always fun seeing all the experiements that the kids demonstrate. They all did such a good job!   

E made a rubber egg.

She showed how the acid eats away at the calcium shell of the egg leaving the membranes intact. 

S learned about water vapor and pressure and explained it with popcorn! She showed that when the tiny bit of water in the kernel of popcorn turns to water vapor, the pressure builds making the kernel explode.
That  is how we get popcorn.

B demonstrated his lesson on solids and liquids by making quicksand

He showed that the cornstarch and water mixture is a non-Newtonian fluids because the viscosity changes when stress or a force is applied.

Isn't science fun??!!?

Monday, March 8, 2010

How to Leave Comments

Some of you have asked how you can leave a comment without having a google account or a blog. It is so easy.

First, click on comments at the end of the post. It will direct you to the comment page.Simply leave a comment in the box under where it says Leave A Comment making sure you sign your name at the end of your comment (so I know it was you!).

Next under choose an identity, click Anonymous. (That is why you have to put your name at the end of you comment.)

Finally, click the orange Publish your Comment button.

That is it! See I told you it was easy!

Now that you know, please be sure to leave me a comment. I always enjoy hearing from you!

Schooling Outside

Today it is in the low 70's and maybe, just maybe spring has finally arrived!

We decided to do school outside in the nice warm sunshine!

E came out to eat lunch with us. (She does her schooling on the internet so she can't be out here the entire time.)

I love the flexibility of homeschooling!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

B lost His First Tooth

B lost his FIRST tooth!

Here is one last picture of his smile before the tooth was pulled.

The pull

Missing his first tooth

His letter to the "tooth fairy"

He doesn't really believe in the tooth fairy, but he sure does like the idea of getting money for his tooth!!!!