Yesterday, the children and I started the day by heading to my hometown to do our weekly grocery shopping. Since my sister has opened her own bakery, Cake House Bakery, her shop is always our first stop for cinnamon rolls! This time I picked up two cupcakes for a childhood friend who had given birth the night before and made a quick delivery to the hospital. Due to a couple of minor issues, I wasn't able to hold the precious, beautiful baby. I was so surprised to find myself with tears in my eyes as soon as I laid eyes on him! Is there anything more precious than a newborn?
After going back to the bakery to pick up my own two precious babies, we headed to the store. We had so much fun buying stuff to plant when we got home, and they were so sweet in helping me with grocery shopping. After returning home, we couldn't wait to get started on our plants! We have been studying plants in science ( I saved this unit just for this spring!), so the activity was perfect! We turned it into a science experiment with some math mixed in. They didn't even realize it! We made predicitions, measured, counted, multiplied, and discussed how the seeds would grow. For this project, we planted giant pumpkin seeds. I had picked up a couple lemon verbena plants and lavendar seeds (my two favorite plants in the world!) to work on later.
|Here Alissa and Jake are measuring out the correct amount of |
water to add to the soil pellet.
|Alissa breaking up the soil. Can you believe|
Jake didn't want to get his hands dirty?
|Jacob didn't want to get his hands dirty, but he had no problems|
adding the seeds!
|The poor children were trying to pose with the completed|
project, but the sun blazing down from one side, and the light
bouncing of the white siding on the other caused us to not be
able to open our eyes for very long! :0
Today, Saturday, we drove almost an hour to a Jesus party! The daughters of a friend of mine wanted to share Jesus with friends and neighbors so they decided to throw a Jesus party in their front yard! How could we not go and support those sweet little girls? The two little girls led the whole thing. One led the crowd in songs and one played "Amazing Grace"on her guitar. There were crafts and refreshments. The kids were even provided chalk. You'll see from the pictures what they chose to draw. I wish I lived closer to this sweet crew!
When we got home, we found Bill had just finished clearing the hopeless flower beds. I can't share those picutures yet! That's a blog project for Monday or Tuesday! The following pictures are of one of the hogs drinking from the hose when we went to feed them and of my first daylily of the year!
There was one more big project going on over the weekend, but that is for another blog post too! Stay tuned! What homeschool or springtime projects do you have to share?
Until next time, be blessed!