Family Picture

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas activities

We are enjoying the time before Christmas as we do crafts, read Christmas books and enjoy Christmas music.  Amy is beyond excited this year as she understands what Christmas is all about. Anna has always loved Christmas time so we are enjoying these days ......just need the clock to slow down as we don't want it all to go by too fast! 

Anna and Amy got to open a present early

Christmas Pajamas
Amy wanted the wooden train we made to be included with her photo.  She loves the red light in it!

Anna loves to paint

Amy painting her snowman, but the hammering is still her favorite part!

Santa just happened to be at Home Depot

The finished yard stakes after we spayed them with clear urethane and put them where we can see them outside our breakfast room window

Silly breakfast on our Christmas China

Helping wrap presents and special delivery to put under the tree

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sledding without Snow

The girls are great at coming up with new things to do.  We go outside most afternoons as I like to walk and they need fresh air and exercise also.  This is the latest form of exercise play for them.  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Week of Thanksgiving Family Photos

Lots of fun and good times with all of our family on two Thanksgiving gatherings.
My parents and all the grand kids plus great grand kids

My parents, siblings and all their children 

Silly Xmas photos as Wesley and Will humor me with ugly Christmas sweaters

Reminds me of the good ole days

Scott's parents and grandchildren plus great grandchildren

Scotts parents sister and brother in law, missing two brothers Blake and Casey plus family

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Almost Turkey Time

We have been busy making Thanksgiving treats.  Wishing you all a very blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Anna does the eyes, beak and legs with icing

Amy unwraps the Reeses cups
Turkey cupcakes ready for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pumpkin Bread

We took an afternoon to bake pumpkin bread for the girls' teachers at our homeschool program.
I think it is important for them to be a part of a service project as we show appreciation for others.
Anna is a good little baker.  She cracked the eggs, ten to be exact, and spooned in the pumpkin, plus did a lot of measuring of the dry ingredients.  Amy likes to help but she also likes the quick jobs, so she poured in the secret ingredients of vanilla and butterscotch puddings.  Both girls helped to make the loaves pretty with ribbons and special notes.  Before it is all said and done ( not all in one day) we will have made 12 loaves of pumpkin bread with a loaf or two for ourselves to keep as well! By the last batch, Anna could pretty much make pumpkin bread all by herself. My house smells like autumn!

Ready to deliver tomorrow


I got up early enough to catch this sunrise

Learning about plants with our celery experiment

Bar graphing some skittles from the Halloween candy stash

Part of the fun is eating the candy afterwards while we finish the rest of school

Made/built a science lab at Lowe's.  Amy still loves to hammer.

These came with several good experiments we plan to do together

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Field Trip to Huntsville AL

Back in October we went to Huntsville to visit the Space and Rocket Center with Anna's Homeschool Science Classes.  We had a great time.  We went a day early and stayed an extra day so we could also do some other sight seeing.  I am just a bit behind in posting a few trip pictures.

An original Log Cabin

Few  of the city, from the Burritt estate

The rockets are really something to see

Our precious friends came also

The girls loved the view from the elevator

Feeding and chatting with the ducks