October Sum Up - I am starting my own small business which is time consuming so posts will be few and far between. Here are some of our October events: the Creative Discovery Museum, Halloween, and Heath's 40th birthday. My bath and body products will be in a local store starting Thursday and I am excited and nervous! Wish me luck!
Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Brianna needs a deadline or she will never finish because although she enjoys things, she is a procrastinator and will not finish projects unless there is an incentive most of the time. The book Project Based Homeschooling recommends not using deadlines but she just wasn't working on it. She starts several things but has a hard time finishing. I must admit I am the same way. I'd love suggestions about this if anyone has any. Thanks to a friend for the project idea. I am really enjoying seeing what they come up with.
Friday, August 2, 2013
For his project, Sam wanted to build Jamestown. We visited Jamestown in late May just before my cousin's wedding in Virginia. He started in a plastic bin and realized that was too small so he changed to a big box lined with a trash bag. He used parts of oatmeal containers for the bulwarks (rounded parts) and Popsicle sticks for the rest. We bought the Jamestown Toob at Michaels. They have tubes of plastic figures for all sorts of things. We also have the Powhatan Indian set which he put outside the fort area like they were at Jamestown although in 1607 they were actually miles apart. He left the cartons open for chimneys. Some milk cartons are also chicken coups. He even made a hole in one of the bulwarks for a cannon or gun as they had in Jamestown.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Luke turned one on July 10th. We celebrated his 1st birthday at my parent's house since we happened to be going there on his birthday anyway to see my brother from Seattle and his 8 month old baby. Here are a few out of order pics. (Blogger is not being nice to me today.) He demolished his "cake" which is unlike our other kids and he even liked tearing the paper off presents. He can walk all over the house but still prefers to hold someone's hand while he walks. He says ball, cat, dog, mama, dada, and several other words that he is at least close enough for me to understand. He LOVES to climb. I pull him off the table at least a few times a day and had to pull him off the top of my parents bunk bed ladder at least twice. His brothers and sisters adore him and hardly let him walk with all the hugging and picking up.