Friday, October 10, 2014


We are having fun reading Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  For our last 2 chapters we made log cabins, corn cob dolls, homemade butter and learned about prisms.  This week at home we read about Christmas morning and how Ma made pancake men.  We decided it would be fun to do the same.

When I read aloud  I allow the kids to draw, color or play quietly as long as they are listening.

 They enjoy the illustrations.

 We gathered our supplies.  We realized we were out of milk.  After a quick run to the store we started again.

 Carefully measuring........

 ......and mixing.

 Pancake men on the griddle.

 Watching them cook.

 I had Boo flip one.  I flipped the one on the right.


 Hee, hee.

 He is ready to dig in!

 She wanted a snowman.  


 We bought real maple syrup.

 She named him Olaf.

 Ready to eat!  

 Olaf gets 2 thumbs up.

 Two more pancake men.  One for me pictured here and one for Elvis.

 Of course there was clean up.  True to Little House life they washed the dishes.

It was a fun & tasty lesson.  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Having some projects to focus on has been helpful.  

 Boo and I painted these spoons for the garden.  
My plan is to use them as plant markers.

 I painted these.

 Boo painted these.

I needed a stress release so I painted 4 more tonight.

We plan to work on more tomorrow.  I'm not an artist but I'm enjoying this project.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


It's done.  She is gone.  It's pouring rain.  I can't stop crying.
Goodbye my Tinky Belle. You were the sweetest cat in the world.  I will miss you terribly.  I hope you know how much you were loved and will always be loved.

Saturday, April 26, 2014


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” --  Anatole France

Saturday, April 19, 2014


We had a lot of fun at the Easter Experience today.  It was hosted by a local church and everything there was FREE.  We had popcorn, water, popsicles, and cotton candy.  The kids played tons of carnival games and went in the bouncy house.  They won several prizes.  The egg hunt went very well for the boys but no so well  for little Princess.  That was okay because her older brother shared his eggs with her.  Such sweetness.  It was perfect weather outside and lots of fun to have some relaxing family time.
 Posing with the bunny as we entered the Easter Experience.

 This was cute.

 A helicopter flew overhead a few times before the first egg hunt.

 Duckie Game

 Another prize!

 Excited for the bouncy house!

 Waiting for their turn at the baseball throwing game.

 Love, love, LOVE this photo.

 Lining up for the 2:30 egg hunt.

 It was a big crowd.

 The helicopter is getting ready.

 If you look closely you can see eggs being tossed out of the helicopter.

 More eggs!

 It was sad that some of the parents had their children cheat.  

 More games!

 Bugs won this 2 liter at the ring toss game.

 We waited in a long line for cotton candy.  These people were working hard.

 Boo Bear went and played the ring toss game.  She won!

 Blue tongues!

Ice cream!