Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Easing back into schoolwork after Easter
Pictures from our nature walk yesterday here
Monday, March 25, 2013
Photos from 2013 to date...
Latest photo book here
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Holy Week craft
Edited to show the finished product, as completed by my 7-yr-old. Not bad!
Trying something different for Sunday school tomorrow: I found a Polish craft online somewhere with the rooster which called Peter out, and I figured you could do the same thing for a number of other Holy Week events. The basic idea is you cut out a symmetrical scene from white paper and mount it on a dark background. I found some purple and indigo cardstock at Michael's yesterday, which I plan on using along with deep purple yarn. These images are on copy paper- two per page. Now I'd like to print out the applicable gospel verses to paste to the reverse of each sheet. We're trying it with K-5. My hope is that they'll be able to finish it up next week- otherwise they might have to take the pieces home.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Alamance County wanderings
We got to experience Colonial Living days at Alamance Battleground with a friend of mine (from grad school days) and her daughter Friday morning. There was a lot to see, including a demonstration of a musket firing and a cannon not firing (John and Daniel, to my surprise, didn't want to return after lunch for the actual cannonfire event- poor Isaac and I missed out), cider to be tasted, a spinning wheel and an iron smith to be watched. We got to see the short film about the Regulators again (lots of interesting under- and overtones to that one, in view of the current times), but had to leave to feed hungry tummies. We ended up picking up chicken at Hardees and taking a tailgate lunch to Cedarock park, where the boys enjoyed the playground after a nice moderate (for Mama and three boys!) hike. Daniel remains the champion fungus spotter, though John seems to be the most fascinated by it. All in all, we enjoyed our day of exploration! More photos here.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Friday, September 02, 2011
John's favorite birthday present came a bit early. The Burlington Animal Shelter reduced adoption fees by half for a week in August, and John chose himself a new pet. Introducing:
More photos here.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011