Friday, September 30, 2011

Chattanooga and other random pics.

We have been pretty busy and had a few things to share that we have been doing. Here is just a cute one to start.

We were writing with ink (grape juice concentrate) with a feather that we found like the monks in medieval times as they copied books including the Bible by hand.

My sister and her family came to our house for the weekend and we went to the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga.

Here are some random things we have been doing this school year. We did egg yolk paintings outside mixing egg yolk with berries or chalk. I am using a new art book that features an artist a week with a "copy" type activity for the kids. Sam got a bible for starting kindergarten this year along with his other books so for a few weeks he tried to look like the pictures of Jesus as much as possible, even down to the crown of thorns he made himself.

We made a model of the earth with a gumball covered with a large marshmallow, covered by a rice crispy treat, covered by chocolate. Messy but yummy!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Apple Picking

Here is what the kids looked like last time we went apple picking. Leah was in a sling. Last time we went with Heath's parents. This time was with my family. We met my sister and parents in Ellijay at Hillcrest Orchards. There was even more to do since the last time we were there but expensive. It was $6 per person including toddlers, then food, apples and other things were extra so a lot for our family to spend but it was a really fun day.

First they did the trike races.

Then the jumping pillow. This was the kids favorite.

Then the big slide. My niece, Grace, didn't like the jumping or the wagon ride but she loved the slide.

Next, they sat on a bull. Alex and Grace did not want to do it but everyone else did. This bull does not have horns. We learned that certain breeds don't.

Finally, we picked milked the cow and picked apples.

Grandpa got them each an apple cup filled with cidar which Alex was trying to drink as he fell asleep before we even got out of the parking lot.