Saturday, October 29, 2011

Been in the Hospital and Sick

Well I really wanted to end our 2 week break in style.... Ending up in the hospital by EMS Tuesday am stayed over night. Still don't know much other than I have a bowel infection and 2 more test the Dr would like to do on my heart. So please pray for me to feel well soon. I am a lot better however this is honestly about all I can write. I'm very weak and tired and have been sleeping a lot and not able to do much at a time. Everyone who knows me understands how very hard this is on me. I am a very independent soul and I am thankful for the friends and family I have that have helped me. My husband has been wonderful. I scared him and my mother horribly. Pray for me to get better and we will be taking another week off of school since I don't have energy to do so.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Week 10 - Last Week Of Break

So this is our last week of break. I can tell you we have thoroughly enjoyed it! Sleeping late - going to bed late! Being lazy through out the day too!! Its wonderful to have a break. However we have one that is very happy school starts back next week. She has already been doing math and reading up a storm. I don't think she ever wants a break from school which totally makes me happy!

Kids have stayed with grandparents, went fishing with uncle and had a camp fire outing! 

I've gotten a cold. Kids have dentist visit this week. Homeschool group this week. Gymnastics and the kids have to go get flu shot!  

Just thought this was funny and wanted to share:

 BE BLESSED & Have a Great Week!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Week 9 - Break & Field Trip

This week is a break week for us however I still want to share our cool field trip we went on Saturday! All had a blast! We went to Linville Caverns a cave that has tours to explore inside. I went as a child and it was neat to take mine back.

 Waiting to go in!!

 Neat campfire story about old soldiers finding the cave to try to excape however the fire they built to stay warm ended up getting them caught! 

 Cute little bat!

 Standing over a bottom less pit!

 I think they are having fun!

 Fresh water from inside a cave!!! Tour guide said it was safe to drink and everyone (well not me) took a sip!

 Having fun!

 Another Bat...

 Rainbow Trout inside the stream of the cave!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up #8 - BREAK TIME

This week was kinda in a rush. This finishes up our first "mini mester" for our year. We will not be schooling for 2 weeks. We school 8 weeks on and 2 weeks off. So its time for us to rest! Enjoy!
Road Trip USA & Animal Study - Maine

Geography A-Z -  Continental Shelf & Crevasse

Read Aloud - Because of Winn Dixie & If you were there when they signed the Constitution.

Science Topic - Caves/Bats ~ Went to visit a Cave!! Will post pics this week!

Sign Language - Practiced ABC's.
 Documentaries - Wonderful Caves. It was a great DVD.

Everyone done Math, AAS and writing and that's just about it for the week. I probably over looked something but we'll let it slide :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Old Fashion Pumpkin Cookies

I love Pumpkin. 
I love Autumn.
So of course they go together wonderfully!

This week at Homeschool Group the crafting class the two smallers take learned about Pumpkins and my wonderful friend made Pumpkin Cookies. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful they were!! I am not going to tell you how many I let my self eat, Cause I would be so embarrassed.

I came home and the wonderful lady had emailed me the recipe. So what else was there to do -- other than making some!! 


1 cup shortening


1 cup cooked pumpkin    


2 cups all-purpose (plain) flour


1 teaspoon cinnamon


¾ cup white sugar


1 egg


1 teaspoon baking soda


½ teaspoon salt


½ cup brown sugar 

Mix all ingredients together until fully blended.  Place rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.

Flatten slightly  with fork.  Bake at 350 until lightly brown around edges.  They will be soft and gooey, but should have cake-like consistency when cool. 

COMBINE 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth. 



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Week 8 - Apple Orchard

This week was filled with some neat out of the ordinary fun for the kiddos! Daddy took them on a field trip with our homeschool group to the Apple Orchard in the next town! The kids had a blast and learned a ton! Daddy also learned a ton!! I didn't go of course I was working, However I learned a lot after they got home! The trip included a wonderfully fun Tractor Hay Ride, Tour, Bag of Apples and a Pumpkin of choice... ohh can't forget they played a few games too!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Afternoon Adventures Hike

Our home-school group has had some wonderful field trip ideas since August and we have participated in two of those! 

Last Wednesday the kids went with their daddy to Afternoon Adventures which is organized by a home-school mother that is also a State Ranger!! Cool huh!! So she puts these hikes together for every other Wednesday or so and with my work schedule the kids aren't able to go unless Kevin's off. Lucky he was and so the kiddos was happy!

 Kevin had a blast and so did the kids! They learned tons of facts about trees some seeds and some animals. The hike lasted almost 2 hours. I wish I could of went however just glad they was able to go!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up #7 and Whats Going on this week!

Yes again Late!! Lol not trying to make a habit of it however had lots of internet issues last week and even cost myself money because of it with work! Boss not happy with me and I will be honest I wasn't happy about losing the money due to a service I pay for :) Just sayin!

So on with our school stuff!! 

Road Trip USA & Animal Study - We done a review on Delaware and Connecticut. On to Maine this week with learning a little more about their state animals!
Here are pics of the Memorial Bridge in Delaware!

Geography A-Z - Continental Divide

Read Aloud - Because of Winn Dixie & If you were there when they signed the Constitution.

Science Topic - Caves - Going to explore a Cave Saturday! The kids are extra excited. We are also learning about Bats. Kinda seems to go together!

Documentaries - Journey Into Amazing Caves, We also watched many you tube videos about Caves!

Math Lab - Fractions - Learning how to measure half of something. 

♥ DS1 ♥
MUS Epsilon - 3a - f
AAS Level 3 - Step 7 & 8
Cursive writing. Working on writing sentences and stories.
Daily Geography(EM)
Daily Reading - Reading has been based on Indians and Columbus.
Daily Writing/Story editing

♥ DD ♥
AAS Level 3 - Step 7 & 8
MUS Beta - 3 a-f
Review of basic writing skills.
Daily Story writing and editing.
Reading Daily - She reads to DS2 as well.
Daily Word Problem WB

Daily Trait Writing WB

DD struggles with math being fun. So I found this neat Math book that included stickers as the answer to try to make it appeal fun to her. So far she has had lots of fun with the book! She loves stickers and so I thought this may be a wonderful item for her!

♥ DS2 ♥
AAR Pre Level 1 - Step 24 - 28
MUS Alpha - 3 a - f
Writing ABC's.
Reading Lessons(lesson 3, we are taking this slow) He's doing wonderful with this! I don't know how long we will stay on each lesson. We are doing AAR on M,W & F and RL on T and Th.
He is read to daily. 

I rushed so I know I must of forgotten something however here was a look at our week...