Wednesday, October 04, 2017

4-H National Youth Science Day

The Goochland 4H Trailblazers, joined youth from all over the country by participating in the 4-H National Youth Science Day ~ Incredible Wearables.

This year’s challenge incorporates wearable technology, teaching kids to not only use technology but create it. During the innovative, hands-on project, these future engineers worked together to design, build and refine a wearable health-tracking device that is easy-to-use and aesthetically appealing.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Science Experiment

Even the simplest experiment can be fascinating. Griffin did this one over and over. He was given a hypothesis that fire needs oxygen in order to burn. He had to determine the materials he would need for the experiment, figure out a basic plan and carry it out.

Steps he followed for this assignment: observation, list of questions, form hypothesis, conduct experiment, analyze data and draw a conclusion.

Chick Magnet

Chick Magnet

Monday, October 02, 2017

The Simple Life

The simple life ~ an afternoon at home getting chores done and buggy riding.

Art History Class

Griffin's Art History Class was a lesson in ancient writings on rocks. If you notice, his drawing of the phoenix is raised. He's really enjoying this class.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Random Heart

I love finding hearts in unexpected places.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fire Wood

My men loading up on firewood today!

Friday, September 29, 2017


Griffin and I just went on a nature walk and discovered these thorny pods filled with nuts. We couldn't pick them up because they are very thorny, like a cactus. After researching, we have discovered they are chestnuts!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

He's Changing

Just because, he's changing by the minute ~ he will soon be as tall as his Dad, he will be shaving sooner rather than later and quite honestly, he's just one of the best people I know.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Never Too Old.

I hope he never gets too old for this.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

My Husband.

He got home around 2am this morning, after being out-of-state all week. He woke up bright and early, and he and Griffin joined a group of friends to cut wood. Mike wouldn't want me to share this, that's really not who he is. But, as his wife ~ I want to share what an amazing husband and father he is. He has a genuine heart to serve and wants to be present as often as he can. He inspires me to do better, work harder, and give more of myself. I love my husband.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Carter Mountain Apple Picking

The first day of fall was a beautiful day for our first field trip of the year with these awesome kids!

Lego Club

We had a great group of builders at Lego Club today!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

4H End Of Year Awards

Griffin had a fun first year in the Goochland 4H 🍀 Trailblazers Club. Tonight we attended the end-of-year awards celebration.

School Is In

Our life is getting back to normal with school, piano lessons, church activities and extracurricular activities. Fall is my favorite time of year for new beginnings!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Scientific Observation

Scientific observation using senses. I love that he can do science barefoot in our backyard!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Art History Class - Van Gogh

Griffin went to his first Art History class. The artist discussed today was Vincent Van Gogh ~ which inspired his painting.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tucker Park

Tucker Park on the James was a delightful place to be this afternoon. As the sun sets on this day, I am thankful for every single moment of it!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Field Day Of The Past

Fun time with friends at Field Day of the Past.

Picking Sweet Potatoes

Gorgeous day for sweet potato picking in the Clemons garden.