Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 273 - Beautiful Printing

I'm so proud of Alexis!  Look at her gorgeous penmanship!  She's getting it!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 272 - Alligator Sanctuary Trip

We met some other local homeschoolers today and took a trip to see Alligators!  It was so fun and educational!  The kids loved it.  I would have been a bit happier had it been just a tad warmer, but we survived!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 271 - Keyboarding

Tyrus is learning his Bible Quizzing verses AND how to type all at the same time.  Love it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 269 - Snoozin'

Anyone sleepy?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 268 - Relaxin'

Well, I forgot to take a picture today so I figured I'd use another one that I took recently.  This was taken Friday night as the kids watched Curious George.  Love them all!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day 267 - Family Pampered Chef Party

Took a drive today to see some family and share the fantastic Pampered Chef stuff with them!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 266 - Lego Club!

Today, for the first time, Ty's newest group met - the Lego Club for Boys! Nothing but smiles when I picked him up!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 265 - A Day In The Life...

... of a homeschooler. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 264 - Phonics!

Here are the rules I taught the kids today -

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 263 - Mission Accomplished!

After months of trying, Alexis finally is a pro at tying her own tennis shoes!  Yay!  I think it was hard for me to teach her, or for her to understand me, because she's a lefty and sees things opposite of the way I do.  Once I adjusted my method, she got it instantly!  See that grin?  She's proud of herself, and rightly so!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 262 - Rainbow Laundry

We were SO behind in laundry this week... but after a lot of work today by all of us, I can now say it's all clean, folded and put away (mostly!)  Here's a stack of shirts that belong to my girl... I thought it was neat how they sort of made a rainbow!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day 261 - Handsome Nephews!

My nephews are always dressed so cute!  Check them out from today!

 And then, tonight, here is my youngest nephew with his Papa!  It looks like they like each other, don't you think?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 260 - Sunset Up and Down

 As I was cleaning my windows this evening, I noticed the reflection of the sunset in my newly shiny window... of course, I had to grab my camera and document it!  Doesn't it look cool?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 259 - Boys at Work..., boys, work! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 258 - Dishes

Dishes time!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 257 - Four Way Hair Fix!

After Bible Study tonight, I looked over to see these four lovely girls lined up playing with each other's hair!  So cool!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 256 - Sleepy Boy

What can you say?  Kindergarten can be rough on a kid sometimes!  ;)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 255 - School Begins!

Today begins Year 2 on our homeschooling journey!  Summer has been a blast - we've gone and done so much, and today, all that comes to a screeching halt!  :)

Here were the kids this morning, bare feet and all!

 Carsten, Kindergarten!
 Alexis, Grade 2!
Tyrus, Grade 4!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 254 - Cousins!

This evening, Carsten and Josiah we playing on someone's phone before church and I snapped this picture.  Then, I called their names and took another one!  I love these boys!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 253 - Boys!

We were spending some time at my in-laws and I looked in and saw the four oldest cousin boys all in stair steps looking at the computer!  The quality of the picture isn't great since it was dark, but I thought the idea behind it was really cute!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 252 - Eek!

I forgot today!  :(

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day 251 - Earl Grey

It's been a lazy day.  After our huge drive yesterday, today has been spent sleeping and catching up on mail / email / computer stuff.  Here's my lovely cup of tea that's making the day all that much sweeter!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 250 - Driving, and driving, and...

... yep, you guessed it, more driving.  1100+ miles one way!  We left Denver late last night, and have done nothing but drive today.  It's a long trip!  Thankfully, we have four drivers, so it's not been too awful.  Here was my view this morning in my rear-view-mirror.  It makes me giggle every time I see it!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 249 - Last Day Cramming

Today was our last day in Denver (at least for this trip!) so we tried to pack in as much as we could!  We drove up to see Focus On The Family, but mostly their Adventures in Odyssey area.  My kids are huge fans of the show!  They loved it!

After that, we went to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.  It's amazing how beautiful God's creation is!

And then, finally, we ended the night at Coors Field watching the Colorado Rockies vs. the Diamondbacks.  That was a blast and such a fun way to end our stay!

Now, it's time to hit the road, Jack!  :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 248 - Labor Day Sillies

Breakfast out was on our menu this morning!  We met my dad and had a great time.  Here's my mom and Alexis acting silly at the restaurant!

After breakfast, we drove up to see beautiful Red Rocks!  Such splendor, let me tell you!