Monday, February 7, 2011


We took a pan of marshmallows and tooth picks. This is the craziness that ensued!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Paws to Read

Our library has a great program called Paws to Read. The boys get to pick a book and read to the sweetest dogs for 20 minutes. They love it. It's a great time for them to just read our loud, but no one is correcting them or judging them. It's nice.
Shane and Otis

I very much want this dog!

Jackson and Wally.

There was also a mask making station.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Homeschooler Day The Virginia Living Museum.

Our local museum, The Virginia Living Museum, hosts an annual homeschooler day. It's really great. They have special classes and booths set up all over. Besides the fact that the museum is cool all by itself makes it an awesome day! Sam was old enough to take a class on his own this year. It was an experience for him. The only classes he's taken alone, he's had friends in. He was a little bit afraid, but did it. He took The Bay B C's class. Jackson took, Think Like a Scientist. Shane took Web of Life. They all seemed to like their time there. Sam's class was at different time, so Jackson and Shane toured the bigger kid stuff and then when they had class, it was Sammy's turn to tour. It was a nice day and then we had lunch at our new Chick-fil-A!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Catch Up Time.

We haven't done anything really blog worthy. We took a few weeks off and just got back to the grind today. Everyone was in good spirits and ready to get the last part of this year done. They always get really excited towards March as they are about to progress to the next grade level.
School in jammies.

Sam's project.

The dog needed to join the class as well.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

November Going Ons

We've been really busy this month. My camera cord has gone to camera heaven, so I'm without pictures. We're mainly working on Thanksgiving. We're doing math and science, but mostly it's Thanksgiving. We're hosting an Authentic Thanksgiving Dinner (lunch) at our house in a week. We've been making a lapbook about the historical aspects of Thanksgiving leading into more modern traditions. It's been really fun. I'll post pictures when my new cord comes in. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Samaritan's Purse

We are sponsoring a little boy through World Vision and we help out with Operation Christmas Child (also know as Operation Shoebox). This year The Samartian's Purse put out a list of gifts that you can buy and donate to people in need all around the world.

Well, I'm sure they do it every year, but this is the first year I've noticed. There are tons of gifts you can give from a $4 dollar Lamb toy to a $1000 well. I cut out the things that we can afford and then let the boys each pick a gift to give.

I went through the catalog and clipped out all the ones that we could afford to give and I spread them out for the boys to see. We talked about the Samaritan in the Bible and what the phrase "A Good Samaritan" means. I went through each item and why it would be important and then I let them each pick one to give.

Sam picked first and he chose to give one of the toy lambs that come with literature on Jesus.

Shane picked next. He chose a sports package and a leader to explain the game. This is no big surprise to me.
And Jackson really thought about his and finally chose to give the Mosquito Netting for a bed. I think since he has the hardest time falling asleep that the thought of bugs biting him all night long was particularly terrible.
I'm thankful for these sweet boys who wanted to really pick something thoughtful to give. And I only heard once "but do we get something" :)!