Sunday, October 19, 2014

Museum of Flight

Jacob's class, God's little scientist, took a field trip to the Museum of Flight on Friday.  The kids were very excited and it was a loud car ride with each child pointing out EVERY airplane they saw all the way there (and once we were inside as well), Noah being the loudest.  The kids thought most of the planes were the Blue Angels. 

There was an hour "class/instruction" by a Museum employee where the kids learned the parts of the plane, got to sit in planes and work the wing flaps, learn how to fly a plane up and down and side to side, and make a glider with paper and straws.

Waiting in line with our friend Keith.

 
Learning the names of the airplane parts.
 
Practicing airplane moves.
 
 

Checking out and piloting the planes.
 
 

Getting ready to fly the gliders they made.
 
Flying!

Evie's glider, pink of course.

Then it was lunch and free exploration of the museum.

An actual Blue Angel!

 Airplanes! 

Watching from the control tower. We saw one plane take off and another land. 
And we saw the train.

Flying the helicopter.

Learning how to fly a hot air balloon.


 My kids had a great time.  Too much to see and too young to really learn about all the different airplanes.  We will definitely be going back! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kelsey Creek Farm Tour

A friend from my MOPs group and also from our Co-op organized a farm tour of Kelsey Creek Farm.  The kids got to see and pet a pony, watch 2 baby pigs eat pumpkins, help make the "beds" for the pony and a cow, and take pictures in the indoor "pumpkin patch". 

Learning about the farm.


The 21yr old pony.

Kids watching the pigs eat pumpkins.

Getting wood shavings.

Raking the beds.


Sweeping the barn floor.

Getting more wood shavings.

More wood shavings.
 



Sweeping the barn. 
 (wish they were this productive and helpful at home!)


 
Pumpkins from the indoor pumpkin patch.

Group photo.

Walking with a friend.

 The kids favorite part: raking and playing on the playground after.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

First Day of School

I know, I know.  The first day of school was weeks ago, but I am finally getting around to posting.
We are homeschooling this year, Jacob (kindergarten) and Evie (preschool). 

Here are pictures I took the day I decided to "start" Kindergarten. 


Our Co-op started the next week and here are pictures from before our first day.


 

Our homeschooling choices for this year include:

We Choose Virtues curriculum (all)
Various Preschool Printable Packs (all)
All About Reading - pre reading (all)
Life of Fred - Apples (Math) (Jacob)
BOB books (Jacob)

At our Co-op
Jacob is taking Story Art (stART), preschool music, and God's little scientist
Evie is taking preschool dance and ABC class

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Other Party

Since the weekend after the kids birthday party was back into the 80's, we decided to throw an impromptu slip-n-slide/pool party.  The weather was perfect.  The kids had a blast.

Check it out:






Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Birthday Party

The party was planned for outside at our house.  Slip-n-slide, pool, water guns, and other water related activities.  This summer has been so nice with weather in the 80's leading up to the party.  (and for weeks after)

Yet as the day of the party drew near the forecast continued to look gloomier and gloomier with rain and highs in the 60's.  Not quite ideal for a water party, we decided to find an inside venue Giggles and Grins at the last minute. The kids had a blast.  What a fun place.