Thursday, May 26, 2016

STEM Class - Microbial Fuel Cell Project

Today was the last day of STEM class - this session the students engineered a microbial fuel cell. The project allowed the students to design a vessel and generate electricity using water and the bacteria in mud. They even took a field trip down to the river to collect the mud. This is the first time Griffin has participated in a 4-H program. He enjoyed it immensely!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

5th Grade Graduation!

Our version of 5th grade graduation. Griffin requested Sonic for lunch and a stop by the bookstore. I'm happy Mike was available to spend the afternoon with us!

Griffin - Last Day Of 5th Grade!

Today our young man will be finishing up his last day of elementary school. We are very proud of Griffin's academic achievement and growth this year. I am overwhelmed with memories of these past eight years. It feels like just a few days ago he was that shy three-year-old starting preschool. Mike and I are very thankful the Lord led us to homeschool Griffin the past two years. It has been an amazing experience and we look forward to continuing his homeschool education in middle school! We can hardly wait to see where that path leads us.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Homeschool Field Trip ~ Henricus Historical Park

Today we visited Henricus Historical Park - the second successful settlement in the new world. It was a day rich in history, nature and friendship! We experienced an indepth tour from the historical interpreters and discovered many facets of nature as we were allowed to explore the park on our own.

Henricus Historical Park ~ Thankful!

I'm so happy I was chosen to be this young man's mother ~ and we get to experience fun, educational trips together. Today we visited Henricus Historical Park with a group of friends. We learned the Citie of Henricus was the second successful English settlement in the New World. This is also where Pocohontas lived and while living here, she converted to Christianity, was baptized and took the Christian name Rebecca.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pool & A Picnic

Awesome afternoon for the pool and a picnic at the YMCA!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Awana 2016.

It was Awana awards night at church. Mike and I are very thankful for Griffin's T&T teachers, Jon & Tim. These two men have made a huge impact on Griffin's spiritual growth, he has learned so much this year! They make learning fun, the kids are respected and they are heard. They have an incredible way of reaching and relating to our kids. So much thankfulness for these two Godly men.

Baby Birds.

It is truly amazing to watch the baby birds grow. The first photograph is from Sunday, one week old. Mike took it and as you can see, they were ready to be fed. Griffin just took the 2nd picture of them at rest. Today they are 10 days old. It is adorable to see five itty bitty birds in the nest. Griffin observed the nest is now very green. He thinks Momma bird added to it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Homeschool Field Trip - Graffiti Wall.

Today, was literally one of the best days of my life. Our homeschool group went on a field trip to downtown Richmond. I had the incredible opportunity to experience places I've never been to before, with people I care about very much. We went to the Historic St. John's Church, RVA Canal Walk and Bottom's Up Pizza for dinner. One of our favorite stops was the graffit wall at canal walk.

Homeschool Field Trip - The James River and Canal Walk

After visiting St. John's Church our field trip included a visit to the RVA Canal Walk.