Thursday, March 29, 2012

Planting, Playing & Plugging Along

Spring has arrived! It actually has felt more like summer. But rest assured I am NOT complaining! We are enjoying planting seeds, playing & studying outdoors. The sunshine feels wonderful!

Today I planted some of my outdoor planters. Princess helped to weed this big one.

What is that?

Big sister & little sister work side-by-side.

Bugsy drew his wish for his seeds.

My little helper.

My spring surprise flowers, a pot of Sweet Basil & a pot of Parsley.

Sky(Walker) enjoys the sunshine too.

Sweet Pea continues to study hard.

The boys are deep in negotiations.

My pots of Cilantro, Sweet Basil & Chives.

Pretty. I love that it returns every year.

They boys planted sunflower seeds in their pots.

My Parsley has returned!

Bugs was learning spelling & doing handwriting without even realizing it. And by his own choice too!

What a beautiful day to be working & learning outside.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What A Find!

Look what we found/we given! Someone in our neighborhood put these on their curb with a giant cardboard sign that read, "FREE IRIS". We were driving home from TKD Tuesday when I spotted the sign down a passing street. I immediately went and opened up my trunk! I've really missed all my flowers and gardens I had to leave behind in MA. How thrilled I was to find/be given these! Boo & Elvis put them in these containers with water until we can plant them. I hope to plant them tomorrow night or the weekend at the latest. Hooray!

My Girl!

My hardworking 16 year old!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Surprise

I was under the impression that these were annuals. So when the cold freeze hit last winter I concluded they were gone. Suddenly with this warm weather they are back again! What a beautiful, spring surprise! They make me smile every time I go into my backyard. Thank you, Lord!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Maestro Classics Giveaway!

Would you like to win these?

Maestro Classics presents the award-winning 9-CD series that combines classic narrated stories with beautiful music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Free homeschool curriculum guides are available on line for each CD.

"The kind of quality, well-produced, enriching recording a parent dreams of, and reaches for again and again."

This special collection of 9 Stories and Music CDs includes Peter and the Wolf, The Story of Swan Lake, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, My Name is Handel, Casey at the Bat, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Tortoise and the Hare, Juanita the Spanish Lobster and The Soldier's Tale.

Sound like something you'd love to win? Go here to enter & for more details! Hurry the winner will be drawn tomorrow the 23rd! I just found out myself & am hurrying over!



Boy, I've really slacked off on my blogging. I apologize. Stress & depression hit hard after Christmas. Now that spring is FINALLY here my spirits are lifting. God is good! I hope to get blogging again. It is fun to share our lives with our long distance family, friends & to make new friends too. How many of you are enjoying this wonderful spring and summer-like weather?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another Fabulous Contest!

Apologia is having another amazing contest! It's one day only so hurry, hurry, hurry! It is their First Day of Spring Contest. Here is the prize:

"One family will be randomly selected to win Exploring Creation with Botany textbook and Notebooking Journal or Junior Notebooking Journal (your choice of one of the Notebooking Journals.)"

Go here for the details & to enter! And happy First Day of Spring, everyone!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Big Brother, Little Brother

Elvis asked me if he could read their Zoology lesson to Bugsy. Who am I to say no? There are SO many benefits to this including giving Mama some time. Hooray to Apologia for making science so interesting & easy to read! And hooray to Elvis my science guy for sharing his love of God's Creation!

Elvis reads aloud as Bugsy listens & occupies his hands with Legos.

Attention is captured!

I wish you could have heard the awe in his voice as he explained & illustrated snake facts to his brother. I thought Bugsy's eyes were going to pop out of his head! Lol!