Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Doodle and Roo walking on the path- I love this pic- it's not often I get to see the 2 of them getting along and helping each other so well. ;)
Cousin K, Doodle, Roo, and Cousin C waiting for their lunch
Digging in the Dinosaur Fossil Dig
Thursday, April 24, 2008
But his eggs both survived the drop, and even survived a toss across the yard as hard as he could.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Today was Bug's Great American's Boys Club. We really have fun with this! Way back last fall, someone in our homeschool group was starting up a Girl's Club. I lamented the fact that there wasn't anything for the Boys. I said if I knew what to do with my younger 2, I would do a club for them. Another mom piped up that she would watch Doodle and Roo if I did the club and her oldest boy could come. So Thus tthe Great American's Boys Club was born. Each month we read a Childhood of Famous American's book about a "great american" (hence the name! lol aren't I original!?!) We discuss the book, play games, do some notebook pages, and do an activity. The meetings are once a month, and we meet for 1 1/2 hours. There are 11 boys that come each month. It's great fun. And the poor boys get to be my guinnea pigs for lots of cub scout ideas. ;)
Anyhow- Today's Club was on Neil Armstrong. We had a good discussion going about the book, and what kind of man Neil Armstrong is. Determined, Hard working, and Brave. Then the boys did notebook pages. The first page has a pic of Neil Armstrong and lines at the bottom where they write Traits they admire. The 2nd page has a place to draw a picture and lines to write their favorite part of the story. The last page is a timeline of his life. (If you want copies of the pages- email me, I'm happy to share!) After that we played a Scout game "Kim's Game" (since Neil Armstrong was an Eagle Scout!) Then we build paper rockets and launched them from Soda Pop Bottle launchers. Here's where I got the ideas. Our launchers were a bit smaller (used last month's marshmallow guns to make the launchers) But overall it was a Success. The boys all had fun I think. Next month will be our final meeting for the year, and we'll meet at the local Pizza place for a pizza party, and each boy will tell or show or somehow present a Great American to the rest of us.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Step 7- Fill a cooler with HOT HOT HOT Tap water.
Step 10- remove from cooler, and place in refrigerator. It will be ready for smoothies in the morning.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
THEN He and Doodle were in an accident- read about it Here and totaled that old metro. Again "UGG!" So we borrowed Ben's Aunt's truck (which she so graciously offered- Thanks Pam!) and started getting serious about fixing the first metro- ordering parts and tools and all sorts of things.
THEN our truck needed new sparkplugs- now sparkplugs- they aren't hard to replace- so he got under the hood, and started to pull them out- and 2 of them BROKE as he was pulling them out. "UGG" So he's tried and tried to get the pieces out. I guess we'll have to take it into the dealer and pay way too much for them to pull the sparkplug pieces. And now we are down to no vehicles working- only a borrowed truck. WAAAA! When it rains it pours they say.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Roo, Doodle, and Hayden driving the Fire Engine- of course if you ask Roo and Hayden where they are going, it's "To the Dinosaur Park" So we will definately have to go there again soon.
The Music Room is SO cool. So many neat instruments to play, huge bongo drums, xylophones and all sorts of them. Showing our knowledge on the map of Utah. Ok- So Bug knows what the state bird is. Maybe I am doing fine homeschooling lol- Not sure anyone else in on the right spot. ;)
They have an awesome Indian Teepee set up, complete with a "campfire"
Inside the Teepee.
Carlie is such a cutie! Since I don't have any daughters, I'll claim her ;)
Just can't quite get his sword out of the stone yet- huh King Arthur, umm I mean Doodle!