Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baby Busby’s Shower

Last Saturday my sister Laura was having a baby shower in Clinton, MS. So I drove over from Monroe with the girls and Cole to attend the shower. Her last name is Busby like "buzz bee" so she chose bumble bees as her nursery theme.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Rookie

Even he's ready for football!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Swimming with cousins At Paw’s House

The kids love to visit Paw’s house in the summer because they get to go swimming.  Before the kids went out to swim, I attempted to take another group shot of the cousins.  The silly pose was the best one because everyone was at least facing the camera.


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What's so great about Paw's pool is that it has a diving board and a slide!
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Arkansas Visit

Last weekend we went to Monroe to visit Craig’s family so everyone could meet Cole.  On Friday, we drove up to Dermott, Arkansas to visit Craig’s Aunt Ann & Uncle Leo.  The kids really enjoyed finding sticks and throwing them in their pond.  Miriam enjoyed playing with her cousin Grace and Uncle Lee’s new puppy Teddy.  Levi always enjoys spending time with Uncle Chris who bribes him with candy!


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Monday, August 23, 2010

South Sherwood Animal Hospital

Last Tuesday, we went to the South Sherwood Animal Hospital for a fieldtrip.  One of the vets there is a member of our church.  We were able to tour the facility and the kids had the opportunity to pet many animals. 


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Family Life Kickoff Extravaganza

Sunday night we had a family night at church to kickoff our new fall classes. We had hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, cookies, and snowcones. Then the kids went to the football field to play on 2 inflatable water slides, a slip-n-slide, a dunking booth, and baby wading pools.
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Wordless Wednesday – Playing Dress Up

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Friday night we went out to the hot air balloon festival, but we didn’t get out there for the balloon glow as I had hoped.  However, we did get to see the Screaming Eagles parachute team and the fireworks…all for free!


Here's the pictures I took of the Screaming Eagles...sooc. First they just looked like a streak in the sky, then eventually you could see the parachute. It was a challenge getting a picture, but I like how you can tell that it says Airbourne on the parachute. The last one to land was carrying an American flag.
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Overall, the kids enjoyed watching the fireworks. I think Levi was the only one who was scared.
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Some of the shots that I took of the fireworks

Fine Arts Camp

Last week Luke & Cameron attended a Fine Arts Camp at church every day from 9-3.  They rotated each 45 minutes to a different class.  Some of which were singing, drama, art, art appreciation, rhythm, music in the Bible, Latino art culture, and boomwhackers.    On Friday afternoon, they performed some of the stuff they learned and they had their art hanging in gallery style format for the parents to see.


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New Do

On Wednesday, I fixed the girls' hair differently than I normally do. I thought they were cute so I took a picture. Of course, Levi wanted to be in the picture. Photobucket

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Not Back to School Blog Hop - Curriculum

Not Back to School Blog Hop

I saw others posting this so I decided to do so as well. We won't be starting school until sometime in September. We still have a couple of history reading assignments to finish up from last school year. Plus we haven't even ordered our curriculum yet!

Unit Studies
Luke - 3rd Grade Cameron - 1st Grade Miriam - Preschool Levi & Micah - Tot School
I designed this last year for Miriam & Levi where there is a 4 day week (1st day focuses on a letter, 2nd day focuses on a number, 3rd day focuses on a color, and 4th day focuses on a shape). I used pages from ABC Home Preschool and ideas from Homeschool Creations, No Time for Flashcards, Totally Tots, and Kids Learning Station. They also do flashcards or play with toys/manipulatives to reinforce the idea for the day's lesson.