Thursday, February 4, 2010

science, craft/building project

luke got a knex set for his birthday. i put it up specifically for school (so he wouldnt lose the pieces). at first he didnt show very much interest. but i got it out this week and he finished building the truck we started, built a ship, and then a castle (cant find the pics). he is now working on a ferris wheel. i helped a lot with the truck, but then let him start taking over. i am hoping he does the ferris wheel with out help. i didnt help much with the castle. and he is doing a great job reading the blue prints! i love it.

finished truck

in science we started some seeds. two bean plants and a wheat plant.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

our week

not sure really where to begin lol. i have not done a good job with this blog so far.

we have been doing some hands on science, history, and bible. luke has really enjoyed it. especially the science. some of this is from this week and some from the last couple of weeks.

in history we have been studying about explorers. he learned the reasons for exploring, things they took with them, trials of exploring, etc.... he got to make some spice cookies, since spices were a reason to explore. we are now getting into ships and things they done on the ships. here he is learning to tie knots.

this is a small lap book showing the five reasons to go exploring. spices, riches, sharing gospel, find new land, and for adventure.

this is a lap book on the days of creation. these were his first lap books and first times using scissors. he did a really good job!

he always has his own thing going while we are doing school. so he mad a nice square with his map pencils lol.

this is an idea i got from some ladies at theres no place like home, homeschool forum. awesome ladies! we froze some toys in water and he got to chizel them out. it went great with our science experiment we did with ice cubes and measurements.

he loved these little foam things. they turned into a shark and manta ray. (i think thats the right term.)

oh! and he just finished up his hop reading for kindergarten. he did a great job. we have a movie and bowling day planned for friday to celebrate! he is stoked!

Friday, December 4, 2009

thanksgiving camping/hunting trip and update lol

my husband and a friend of his set up a hunting camp and spent thanksgiving day thru that sat up on top hunting. the weekend before thanksgiving all three girls helped my hubby take some stuff up on the mountain. i didnt go this time..... maybe next year (tho i have been to the top three times this fall)! cheyenne, my youngest girl, did go and hunt/camp with them.

my husband was carrying a TON of stuff. it is a 3 hour hike without carrying anything. the girls were loaded down too.

this is on the way up and at the top. the views are awesome!

camp! its not set up they are just storing the stuff til the weekend.
cheyenne (in orange) and boo

tori sitting on the rock. and boo

tori (left) and boo (right)


s0, we are now in port arthur. i actually grew up in this area and have lots of family down here. not sure how long we will be here. could be a couple of weeks and could be a couple of months. but right now thats better than being in wisconsin :)

our first week here we are pretty much settling in. had our anniversary and lukes bday. been with family alot catching up. now we have snow! very unusual for this area.

today we decided, since we cant play outside (too cold), to build a ginger bread house.
my kids love doing this..... ok and i do too :)

complete! he wanted to eat it sooo bad. but i wanted his dad to see it. as soon as hubby got in luke yelled hey dad see my ginger bread house! hubby barely got out yea, and luke said can i eat it now? lol was too funny.

even the older ones enjoyed it!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

we had lukes 6th birthday party last week. since i knew we were going to be on the next job before his actual birthday, i decided to have it early. he made so many little friends in this rv park! so we had a scavenger hunt birthday party! it was so much fun. unfortunately i couldnt actually take pics of the scavenger hunt (in retrospect i should have at least took some pics of the components) but did get some of the cake making and eating lol.

he is helping me mix the cake and insisted that he crack the eggs. lol luckily i was smart enough to only have the water and oil in the bowl so i didnt lose my mix. notice the shell in the bowl! he let me do the eggs after that.


and of course tasting! boo had a birthday last week, she turned 16 woot!

cake didnt come out of the pan so well. we had to do some creative icing!

final results. we forgot to light the candles and let him blow them out. but he didnt mind.

one of the older kids holding him so he could get his birthday licks. lol

final stop on the scavenger hunt. the manager of the rv park. we made them sing, or do a dance, or something before they got their next clue. the manager made them do hop scotch.

we were able to use the rec room at the rv park to have the party in. (14 of us total, would not have been comfy in the rv lol) so this is our set up.


and cake! i had also bought a choc cake from wal mart to make sure i had enough.

thats all! he had a great time and so did we.