Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

I know some of you out there choose not to celebrate Halloween, and I completely understand why you choose to do so.  Most of my growing up years, we didn't celebrate Halloween either.  Our family has decided it is something our children will participate in, and I appreciate your respect in our decisions!  We have fully educated them to the history, beliefs and practices behind Halloween - knowledge is wisdom!

This year Miss Boo decided to be a "History Princess" as she calls it - every now and then she will call herself a Renaissance Princess.  She just really loved that $7 Target costume!!  Banana was a poodle skirt girl along with her buddy Madison.
Punkin and her best buddy decided to dress up as Anne of Green Gables and her "bosom" friend Diane.  If you haven't read these great books - you MUST!!! 

Our traditional Halloween dinner - Mummy Wraps!!
Enchanted Warrior and her son.... I'm not really sure what to say here, except what a good momma!!

The neighbors pumpkins....
and the neighbors!

patiently waiting...

This picture below reminded me of the Halloween Banana and her buddy were three years old, and both wanted to dress up as Cinderella.  Now they are 10 and they still wanted to dress alike.... sigh... where does the time go?


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Furry Fall Friends

At my session this evening, these little friends came bounding out of the woods and just stopped and stared at us.  I'm sure they were wondering what on earth we were doing there.

Views of Autumn

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." ~ Dr. Seuss

Friday, October 29, 2010


I love this little girl so much it hurts....

Homeschool Co-Op

For this week's Weekly Wrap-Up you get to see our homeschool co-op!  Every Thursday afternoon, the girls enjoy three classes each at co-op.  The first class is their Public Speaking/Drama class - this one is by far their favorite!  They absolutely ADORE their teacher!!  She is incredibly talented!

After drama they move on to Science where they are studying Apologia's Exploring Creation with  Human Anatomy and Physiology.  All the moms take turns teaching the rest of the classes in the afternoon.  Here they are making their "personal person" - each week they add some more parts to their bodies. I love how the older kids help the younger kids.

Here are just a few of our fellow homeschoolers!
 Enjoying a puzzle about all the systems of our bodies...
 They have ALL the answers!!
 This week we were studying the digestive system and we talked all about the small intestine.
 This piece of paper is almost as long as a child's small intestine - 20 feet!! Hard to believe isn't it?
 Of course, little boys are rather fascinated by "the end" of the digestive tract..... notice which page the book on the right is opened to??   :)
 While Banana is winding up her day with a writing and literature class for bigger kids, Boo enjoys being with just kindergarteners for a special story hour.   This week we read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.
 We made our own books, just like Eric Carle, but our titles were "The Very Hungry Kindergartener".   We talked about the days of the week, eating healthy foods (which went right along with our study of the digestive system), and practiced our counting.   We made fingerprint blueberries and strawberries in our books.

 We even made some cute little caterpillar clothespins!