Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Second grade

We are in our second week of second grade and so far it is going awesome! It is so hard to believe that we have made it to second grade already. here is a picture of her first day of school.

We are studying geography and learning about the people, places, and animals around the world starting with China. We are also learning about how to be a good naturalist and some basic information on how to observe and learn in the scientific world.
                                          Working on geography.
                                           Painting her paper mache globe.
                                          Completed globe, the balloon deflated a bit
                                           but it doesn't look to bad.

She has also been very busy picking the blackberries from our yard. Today she made a blackberry pie.

We are off to a good start this year and looking forward to all the fun and great learning that is still ahead of us.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I find it totally hard to believe that it is almost time to start school again. We are excited about some of the things that we are going to learn this year. We are going to focus on being a good naturalist and learn different scientific methods of researching the natural world for science. For geography we are taking a trip around the world and are going to explore people, places, and animals. We are going to read some good books starting with "The Wizard of Oz" and in December we are going to head up to Seattle Children's Theater and watch the play. Of course we will have lots of fun activities with our friends from Homeschool group and Campfire kids. It is going to be an awesome learning time.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Well here it is the end of July and so far we have had a pretty good summer. Lots of warm weather for the kids to play outside in and some pretty impressive thunderstorms (not normal for around here). I did not take the picture but it is taken from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

We had an awesome Independence Day with lots of fireworks to celebrate. We only had one small fire and a few minor burns. :)

We had a chance to visit family.

And some of us soaked up lots of sun and grew up.

It has been a great summer so far!

Summer Camp

Aly had a great time at Camp Fire Kids Day Camp! She got to spend time with her friends and learn new songs and skills. She is already asking when it will be time for next year's camp. She also really like having her hair dyed blue for crazy hair day.
Since we had extra dye we did her cousins' hair to. :) It is finally starting to wash out several weeks later.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Well we have officially made it through first grade as a homeschool family! Last night the homeschool group had a moving up ceremony that was awesome. Aly even got up and talked about her diorama that we made.

I made a special certificate to give her that said that she completed first grade.

We are moving on to some fun summer time activities and plan to start school again around September 4th. Of course since learning never really stops we will do all kinds of fun learning things over the summer.

We had a great year and can't wait for the next one!

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Family Member

Aly is constantly talking about wanting to sell something. I think that she was born with the spirit of a business woman. We have decided that raising rabbits may be a good place to start. We brought home her first investment today. lol. He is about 6 weeks old in this picture and even though he is black now he will be a beautiful silver/gray color when he is grown. We are going to attend our first 4H meeting in a week and get her started on the right track. She is thrilled with him and has named him Hopper.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer play

It was a beautiful sunny day today and we spent a lot of time outside. Almost got to have a thunderstorm even but it changed directions before it made it to us. We saw a couple of flashes of lightning and heard some thunder in the distance but that is about it.

Now she is all clean and jammied and ready for bed. :) Well, maybe ready for bed, she looks pretty bright eyed in this picture. lol