Saturday, November 14, 2009

Girl's Day Out

Here are some pics of our day- we have officially been adopted by meow the kitty- she sleeps on our back patio-Lauren loves hugging him/her.

On the way to the bank we stopped at a horse farm that was hosting a club riding day and you can see pics below of AC and Mattie the horse- we even have video of AC getting vacuumed by his owner- don't have to tell you lauren loved this place and wants to go back tomorrow.

Next we had a picnic lunch at the park with friends from church- the kids had so much fun playing and riding bikes and scooters and he ran into another little boy we had met last weekend out with his mommy too!!! This must have been the weekend for dad's to be out of town.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Joel 1:3- Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

This bible verse came to mind when we planted our amaryllis bulb this year (paperwhites too).

We had a lesson on the parts of a bulb and its requirements to grow and bloom. Thinking Lauren's favorite part was observing the dirt coir expand and then chopping it up until it was dirt soup!!! Bless her heart- she wakes up in the morning in anticipation of the bulb blooming- I have explained and shown her on the calendar that it takes 8-12 weeks for the amaryllis to bloom. We will see when she grasps that concept. Meanwhile the paperwhites will bloom quicker and we will measure both types of bulbs for growth (part of homeschooling) for some fun holiday lessons.

We have also been busy making some Thanksgiving crafts that can be used for decoration- I tell myself - her working on these is more about the process and not necessarily the product!!

Here is a pic of her with the amaryllis and a shot of her voluntering at the humane society (the puppy's name is Mary).

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jingle Bells

Lauren received her Christmas piano book last Tuesday and had started practicing Jingle Bells without any help. Here she is after church.... not perfect.... but considering she has been taking lessons for 8 weeks and taught herself the song- we are pleased with her progress and self motivation.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Katie!!!

Sam and Jennifer could not have asked for better weather for an outdoor birthday party in November. Believe the high in sunny Arkansas today hit 73 degrees. Katie celebrated her 4th birthday at Pinnacle Mountain today. Kids were everywhere and everyone had lots of fun- Lauren woke up remembering that today was THE day- when we arrived both girls hugged each other and ran off to play. Here are some pics from the Tinkerbelle party. Notice how much Mckenzie has grown!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Writing a friendly letter and spelling test

Rough draft of a friendly letter along with spelling test.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Barbie Girl Video

Not quite sure where she learned these moves- maybe she was born with them.

Catching Up AGAIN

Here are some pictures from the past few weeks.

Sewing Projects


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