August 2009

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Ozarks-Park 2

I had really good intentions of splitting these posts up into smallers ones but suddenly it’s Saturday and I am in the midst of baking princess and castle birthday cakes for and almost 3 year old! So, I’ll try to keep the words to a minimum and attempt to pick a few of the best

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Ozarks-Part 1

As promised, here is Part 1 of our vacation series: First I would like to say that pre-planning for a road trip is a LIFE-SAVER! I put a little extra effort this year into having a special box of activities ready for the trip and boy am I glad I did. Our little road trippers

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Home Sweet Home

After 8 days and 7 nights on Lake of the Ozarks we are safely back home and savoring the greatness of sleeping in our own beds, showering in our own showers and all the wonderful things that come with being home after a week of vacation. It sounds cliche but it’s so true, it’s great

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We are in the final prep stages of packing and getting ready to leave for a week of vacation so this blog will be quieter than usual for a while. However, in my absence I would like to throw something out there for you ponder….. For a long time, really since I began blogging, I

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It's a BOY!

Sunday we were SO blessed to once again witness the next phase of change in our first monarch. We were getting ready to leave for mass and we just knew it was going to open when we were gone because it was so close! I stuck my camera in to take one last picture before

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Transitioning

This week started out a little rocky but I’m choosing to remember the greatest times instead. In case you’re curious though, M actually took this picture as I sat glued to a lawn chair fighting back the urge to be sick while everyone enjoyed the National Balloon Classic. I didn’t want to ruin their fun

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Super Summer Swap

We have mail! We recently joined in on a summer swap that matched up T & L with a pen pal their age from a different state. Both packages arrived this week and holy smokes were we surprised to find all sorts of wonderful goodies! L’s partner is in Hawaii and here is what she

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2009-2010 Curriculum Picks/Plans

After stumbling upon yet another wonderful homeschooling blog, and now that I feel somewhat prepared and REALLY excited for this school year, I decided to participate in the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop over at my3boybarians. It seems as though we are among the few who are choosing to hold off starting school until September 1st

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The Metamorphosis

Things are changing fast for our 3 striped friends. The biggest one, Catty(Catty the Caterpillar) has already sewn his/her silk button and made some major changes as you can see below. I apologize that some of the pictures are grainy, they were taken through the plastic side of the aquarium so as not to disturb