Friday, May 23, 2008

WE'RE FINISHED - SCHOOL IS OUT!

To celebrate the end of the school year, we took the kids miniature golfing. Since it was a weekday and a little breezy and cool, we had the place to ourselves. (Thankfully.) We have never done this before so we need to learn a few rules. I think the kids pushed their balls around more than putting them. They had a good time except for Kaylee who fell twice and needed a nap. Later she did say that she had fun. I'm sure it will be on our list of things to do again this summer.



We are done!


They all were well ahead of Mark and me. I don't think it was all because Mark and I were so terrible at it.


Krista's turn.

Kendrick went around faster than anyone.


Kara trying her hand.


I got it in!


Daddy gets a turn.


Kendrick searching for his ball.


Daddy searching for Kara's ball.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Krista's Tea Party

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Krista's Birthday-At Grandma's and At Home

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Just for You, Wendi!

The Mamas-



(I can't tell who is who in this photo, but they are Crystal, Cassie, Diana, Clover, Billi, Karen and Sparki.

and The Papa-



Obadiah :)

Larissa's Dedication

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Education Fair

On April 18, Krista participated in the homeschool Education Fair. Her topic was The Pony Express. When she did this presentation for me so I could video tape it, there was a lot of noise around, and she was distracted a few times. Also, she seemed a little warm. I thought for 9 years old she did quite well. (In my humble mother's opinion.)

video

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Old-Fashioned School Day

Our homeschool group has an annual "Old-Fashioned School Day". It is held in a one-room school house, and children are encouraged to dress in time-appropriate clothes. The theme for this year was Davy Crockett and beavers and their character traits. The verse was "Let everything be done decently and in order". We learned a song about keeping our rooms clean and everything in its place. (Hope that one sticks.) The children put together a book about beavers and Davy Crockett. A trapper came and talked about trapping and gave more information about beavers. The children then were given a small piece of beaver fur, a frame, thread and needle to sew their fur onto the frame. Lunch was a packed sack lunch eaten on the grounds. There were several planned games the favorite of which was tug-of-war. All had a great time, and if Kendrick's grass stained clothes were any indication of how he enjoyed his day, he had a fantastic time.

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