Sunday, October 31, 2010

Chattanooga





This boat was docked here and we got to hear one of my dad's stories about how in college he did a paper on the Delta Queen and took lots of pictures of the inside and got an insiders tour of the boiler room etc. and here it is many many years later. It would be neat to see it all but unfortunately the professor kept it.






This past weekend my parents came for a visit. One of my brothers, Joey, was in Chattanooga for a wedding so we went to see him and spend a fun weekend in Chattanooga. He lives in San Diego so visits are few and far between. We went to the Creative Discovery Museum, Aquarium, and downtown with these neat animal fountains. The Nina and Pinta were also in town. We saw them but didn't do the tour.









Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Heath's Birthday! 37!!




Heath is an amazing husband and father and we are so lucky to have him in our lives. I couldn't ask for anyone better. I was just watching some movie where they said, "it doesn't matter if he's perfect, no one is, it just matters if he is perfect for you". Heath is perfect for me. He is so easy going when I am not and so respectful and supportive of me and my beliefs. Not to mention what a great dad he is to our kids. I am so thankful for him every day. Happy Birthday Heath!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nature Study


You might be able to see these better if you click on them. I didn't have time to turn all the pictures. This is the worksheet I made on the computer for our nature notebook.

I decided to make a nature notebook so we could add pictures of all the things we find. We have been classifying them and adding them to our notebook. Now all the kids want their own notebooks so we now have tons of bug pictures in each notebook and I made a worksheet to write all of our information.

Katelyn is getting much more brave about holding things!

Check out the praying mantis at the top of our street sign!
We found this on a walk and Heath brought it home and cut it open. Leah is the only one who would hold it.

This first picture above is a praying mantis eating a bumblebee. It was hanging upside down with one half in each arm looking at us as it finished the meal!

We have had some beautiful butterflies in Heath's garden along with lizards, spiders, and lots of other things. We have identified most of our butterflies, caterpillars, and spiders. We have found each of the 3 kinds of praying mantis' that are in the U.S. and are having fun identifying lots of species!