Friday, April 23, 2010

New Stuff

I don't think last week had a Friday.  I'm pretty convinced it didn't...

We've been cleaning house recently. Out with the old, in with the new.  I am re-organizing all our home school supplies, toys, and clothes.  Besides cleaning, I've been lesson planning for next year as well.  We'll start our new school year in July, so it's right around the corner.  I have to make copies, buy books, etc.  Last weekend I went to a Charlotte Mason seminar, which was very informative.  I love the CM method of homeschooling, and I look forward to a fun year.  Here are some pictures of new purchases we've made recently.  The two furniture pieces came from The Salvation Army, and the golf cart is a refurbished one that we got as a trade in for our old cart.  If you can't tell, those are dress up clothes hanging in the closet, not real clothes.

Friday, April 9, 2010


So, we took some beautiful Easter pictures last Sunday, which you can see here.

But the big word around our house lately is, "CATERPILLAR!!!!"  The trees have been raining Eastern Tent Caterpillars for the past several days.  These critters turn into rather unexciting-looking moths, but for the time being, they have provided hours of entertainment for the children.  Literally.  Hours.  They have caterpillar races, compare and contrast their different "pets," etc.  So, as a homeschool project, we have collected several of these little guys and set them up in a terrarium to observe until they form a cocoon and complete their transformation.   This is on Charlotte Mason's list of things that all 6 year old children should do, so I guess we're on track. :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lots of Milestones

Over the past week, we've had lots of milestones.  Ben played his first t-ball game last Saturday.  His team name is The Green Hornets.  Ben is playing with our church league- Idlewild Baptist.  Monday night, while eating ice cream (ok, it was actually just chocolate sorbet), his tooth fell out.  Yes.  In ice cream.  Brad said he must have bitten the gluten free cone.

Anna had a visit from the Stufflebeams on Sunday afternoon.  Tuesday, she went into the hospital for orthopedic surgery.  Dr. Frick removed two bones from each foot, then cut through her tibias, rotated the feet out straight, and put them back together with plates.  In two weeks we'll x-ray to see if she is healing properly.  We were at Levine's until Wednesday evening.  Anna insisted she was well enough to come home, so we let her.  Are you surprised that the casts are bright pink?