Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas cookies and crafts!

Daughter’s favorite part of baking Christmas cookies is unwrapping the chocolates 😜

She said that’s her (she was an angel in the nativity play)

Making paper plate Santa’s 

Both kids love getting some daddy time in during his vacation from work   He helped us build the wall Santa 🎅 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

We made wreaths

Our curriculum called for us to make Christmas Wreaths today. 

But then we found out that Son could reach the top of the table...,

He sure looks proud of himself!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Noodles change into pretzels

A few nights ago hubby put some pretzels onto Daughter’s plate after we had left the dinner table. When she came back into the kitchen she said “my noodles changed into pretzels!”

When I went to tuck her in she had to tell me all about it. I laughed hysterically!

The next day she was eating leftovers (my favorite food to make!) and she excused herself to go to the bathroom but said “watch and make sure my noodles don’t turn into pretzels”


Monday, November 13, 2017

Reasons I love homeschooling

  • Learning at our own pace
  • learning about God
  • hearing Daughter singing memory verses
  • studying scripture
  • pajamas!  (or swimsuits)
  • one on one time with Daughter
  • It's really fun!  Way more fun than I thought it would be!
  • watching her learn
  • flexibility
  • more family time
  • no homework!
  • Daughter loves it.  She asks to "do school" sometimes
  • Field trips!
  • our homeschool group 
  • I can foster her imagination
  • Tupperware Red Sea and M&M Isrealites

Thursday, October 19, 2017

9 months!

Son is 9 months!

  • ·         He has 8 teeth and is cutting molars.
  • ·         Is off the charts at 27 pounds!
  • ·         Is 2 feet 5 inches tall. 
  •            Just started sleeping through the night!  Woot Woot!
  • ·         He loves food!  Pretty much anything we eat.
  • ·         Is walking around with a walker (the push behind kind)
  • ·         Just discovered the toilet paper dispenser and loves unrolling and eating it.  (we do stop him 😉)
  • ·         He loves to turn on the bath faucets whenever he can.
  • ·         We’ve started keeping our bathroom doors closed.  Hehehe
  • ·         He’s very drooly!  He soaks through an average of 4 bibs a day.
  • ·         Very smiley!
  • ·         Loves playing with big sister.
  • ·         Loves playing with big sister’s toys!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rooster culling

*****WARNING!!!!  Chicken butchering pics*******

Yesterday the large cockerel (aka Mr Weasley) was staring at Daughter as she was running outside. She came within a few feet of him and I was getting nervous. 

Last night when I went to get the chickens in the coop the cockerels would not get in. I took it as a sign. 

Daughter crashed before Mat got home. I took it as another sign. 

So we had dinner, put Son to bed, and went out to cull some roosters. 

The sun had already set when we started. But here are some pics....

My stud with the first rooster (Mr Weasley)

We opted to breast them out since it was our first time and we were doing it in the dark. Mat did the work and I assisted. 

Cutting out the breast

Cutting out a leg

A pic of the crop on the smaller rooster

It was really a learning experience for us!  And we had fun!  It was almost like a date night- no kids and under the stars!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Size comparison. Friday's batch on the left, store bought in the middle, Tuesday's hatch on the right. 

We were out of town this weekend and came home to this. We had moved the golf ball out of the nesting box, but they moved it back!

This morning when I let them out one of them was already brooding!  So she's apparently the one that wanted all the eggs and the golf ball in the nesting box. And yes, she was brooding on an egg and a golf ball 😂

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

We've got eggs!

I've noticed the roosters doing their *ahem* adult thing lately (and I don't mean crowing!) so I figured the hens would start laying soon.

We put a golf ball in each of the two nesting boxes because we were told it encourages egg laying there. I've been checking the nesting boxes daily and convinced that every mushroom around the yard is an egg. 

Tonight while putting them in the coop I noticed the roosters mounted twice!  That's pretty randy, if you ask me!  So I was convinced that I just hadn't found the eggs yet.  I looked in the corners of the coop and.... *drumroll please*

That's 8 eggs!!!

I've no clue how long they've been sitting there, so we're definitely going to test for freshness before eating them. 

We put an egg in each of the nesting boxes. A hen came up to check it out before I could take a picture!  (Note the useless golf balls have been removed from nests)

I think there are three distinct shapes to the 6 eggs we brought in, which means all three hens are laying!

I'm so excited!!!!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness was the hymn of the day today. That's sons hymn!  We sing it to him as a lullaby whenever we put him down for a nap or bed. It lulled him right to sleep in his carrier 😊

Daughter has started singing whenever I say "Son needs a nap". 

Anyway, we served the treats at church today so I got some cute pics of Son while Daughter was in Sunday School. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Last call for the beach!

We went to the beach today with two other homeschool families. We regularly have play dates with one of them but it was our first time meeting the other family. They also use MFW and they love it. I got some insight into the future if we stick with MFW curriculum. We all had a blast!

Son ate sand... and splashed around a lot. There was another baby there so they got to play together a bit. 

Daughter had fun building sand castles, playing in the water, and swimming with all the kids. 😊

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

8 months!

This not-so-little man is 8 months!

He loves being outside, eating, baths, grabbing animals (we're working on that, that cats are much more patient than poor Mookie), and his sister. 

He has 8 teeth and is already cutting some molars!  

He crawls around everywhere!  He's so fast!

He's starting to walk while pishing rolling things. 

He walks along furniture. 

He smiles a lot!

He weighs 26 pounds!

He's very curious and into everything.  Puts everything in his mouth. 

Loves his family and is so loved!  He's such a blessing 😊

Friday, September 8, 2017

Homeschooling fun!

She loves the learning toys!

My Fathers World (our curriculum) calls for lots of outdoor play each day. 

Watercoloring the ship for Voyage of Discovery! (MFW pre-k)

We made "a" with our play doh. 

We made the play doh ourselves as part of school 😊
It's working out really well to do the indoor curriculum while Son takes his morning nap. Then we can all head outside for some learning games and free play!

I am having a blast!  I didn't know I'd have this much fun!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sand box fun

Daughter is making "ice cream". Son wants some!

No brother!  You don't really eat it!

Mmmm. It's good ice cream, sis 😊

Monday, August 21, 2017

First day of pre-k!

Today was our first day of homeschooling using Fathers World pre-k curriculum. I love it!  Daughter really got into it by the end. Plus she was able to tell daddy what she learned in school today!  

She had to put normal clothes on to go to the library for the eclipse party (they provided free NASA glasses!

Then we met up with cousins to go to DQ for a first day of school treat 😊