Thursday, March 30, 2017

Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey & Unspoken Concert

Lifting our voices in praise tonight to our Savior Jesus Christ at the Casting Crowns concert! We had a great date night with our friends Steve & Jan.

Cursive Writing

"Mom, when will I ever use cursive?" ~ as he is practicing his cursive skills. I reminded him he will use it when he writes a letter or signs his name. His response? "Oh, you mean like when I give my autograph?"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Resurrection Gardens!

Today we made resurrection gardens! We gathered our supplies, dug right in getting our hands dirty, and designed our gardens. Griffin added a bonsai tree to his. #resurrection #easter #heisrisen #jesuslives

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Study: Carnivorous Plants

We are prepared to begin a study unit on carnivorous plants tomorrow!

Griffin: Author & Illustrator

Tidied up the bookcase and added a new author to the shelf today. Griffin is writing an illustrated book (in the Wimpy Kid genre) with an original character named Jim. He created Jim several years ago and he is present in many short stories and iPad filmed videos. 'Rise of the Elites' will be his first action packed, full length book. This young man of ours has quite the imagination!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Word Hard. Play Hard.

After working hard, helping to move gravel, Mike led the boys in a session of target practicing.

On A Quest ...

The field at the end of our road is covered in wildflowers. Griffin is on a quest to find the elusive azure bluet.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Strange's Green House Visit.

Today we went to Strange's Nursey & Greenhouse. It's always a fun visit! Griffin will study carnivorous plants beginning next week. Today at the greenhouse he chose a venus fly trap and a pitcher plant. This is going to be an interesting project!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hands On Learning Experiences.

I love how we are studying the history of newspapers and we are discussing Benjamin Franklin. It is a privilege to have the ability to travel and have hands on learning experiences as we did a few weeks ago in Philadelphia. This is the passage way in which Benjamin Franklin walked from his home to work each day.

Mom ... Listen To This.

Mom, listen to this ... I must hear that a dozen times a day. Each time he says it, he will share a fascinating fact, a funny part of a book, or just about anything else he's reading. And I ❤ it!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Glow Stick & Game Night - AWANA

It was a super fun 'Glow Stick & Game Night' at AWANA!!

Homeschool: Light & Color Spectrum Experiments

We are thoroughly enjoying this Science unit on light and sound! Today we did light and color spectrum experiments!! All we needed was a clear bowl/glass, a mirror, water, paper and the SUN!

Globe Trotter

He's globe trotting today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's A Didgeridoo!

• DIDGERIDOO • It's fun to visit the music store! Griffin discovered a didgeridoo. It is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia. It is still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. #learningisfun


Hola mis amigos ~ JalapeƱa

Monday, March 20, 2017

Feeling Better!

Very happy Griffin is feeling better! He is on the other side of the flu now!!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Flu.

This guy has had the flu for the past several days. We've been staying in and watching movies. Praying our boy feels better very soon.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Homeschool: Light Experiment

We just finished up a refraction of light experiment in science. It was an interesting visual experiment! (Griffin took both experiment photographs)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's Cold Outside!

It's so cold outside, we decided to bring Iris in for the night.

Pi Day - 2017

What a fantastic day with a great group of people! We did Pi Day mathematical activities, made pizza pies for lunch, engineered Bristle Bots, and made mini pies for dessert! It's so much fun learning together!! It was terrific having Mike home ~ he taught us how to make robots!

Monday, March 13, 2017


Stocking up on firewood ~ the SN❄W is coming!!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Playing Uno!

Playing Uno with my uno!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

He Likes To Draw.

He always has a picture to draw and a story to tell.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Griffin's First Bible Conference

Mike and Griffin went to a bible conference with a group of men from our church. They traveled to North Carolina for the weekend and had a wonderful time! They are home now and my heart is overflowing as Griffin shared some of the sermons he heard this weekend. The Lord was present in a mighty way!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Awana - Cream The Commander

Griffin was quite happy he was the first to 'Cream the Commander' tonight in Awana!

The Thinker.

The Thinker.

Field Trip - Three Lakes Park

After a full day of reptiles and other critters - it was a GORGEOUS day to be outside!

Field Trip - Three Lakes Park & Nature Center

We visited the Three Lakes Park Nature Center. It was a fun way to continue our science field trip! The boys enjoyed exploring and seeing the snakes, turtles and fish up close.