Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Homeschool Outing!

Today was Eloise's first official homeschool outing!  
I think I may have been a tad bit more excited about it than she was...
We traveled to a local State Park to visit the Sugar Shack
where they tap and make maple syrup!
Eloise got the chance to help drill the hole and also clear the 
sawdust out of the hole.  And at the end... got a sweet taste!
Here are pictures from the day!
 








El and I decided that we definitely want to try to 
make our own Maple Sugar Candy!
 

Friday, February 26, 2016

15 Months!


This ones a rascal!
But she's a sweet rascal!

Happy 15 Months Audra!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Roasted Seeds!

Our girls LOVE spaghetti squash
roasted in the oven! 
Last year when we did our first little garden, 
we grew our own... and that was a BIG hit.
I don't know why I didn't think of it before,
but last week I decided to roast the seeds and
see what the girls thought of them.

I used THIS recipe that involves soaking
and drying them to break down the phytic acid.
(Super Easy!)


I *may* have used a little too much oil...
but they definitely turned out delicious and
got rave reviews from my older two!


YUM!!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Pet Rocks!

Things are getting back to normal around here after the craziness of the 
past week with funeral arrangements, etc.  Though "normal" is the word I use, 
it still doesn't seem 100% normal.  I suppose that will come with time.  
I appreciate those who took time out to comment on my last post or 
message me with words of encouragement and prayer.  Thank you!  
It will not be easy for many days to come, but we have 
wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

Eloise has been continuing on in her first year of school.  
I have to admit, math is just the PITS for her.  But we push through.  
It honestly wouldn't be so bad if I didn't get so frustrated about it
 (my stress level has been HIGH!).  This week we worked on a unit about Pets.  
So, one of the activities was to make a Pet Rock.  
Just what we need... a pet rock!  (Or three!)  
But considering we don't currently have room for a real pet at this time, 
I thought it'd be a nice project and distraction from all that's gone 
on the past week.  The girls were excited!  And we got a little fancy with 
some left over fabric and notions from Halloween!



Now, we just have to keep them away from Audra so she doesn't rip them apart!  ;)


Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Sad Day

Just a quick note to let those who have followed throughout the years 
know that my father in law passed away in the wee hours this morning.  
Prayers in the days to come would be appreciated!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

14 months!

Audra recently turned 14 months!


My baby is growing so fast... too fast!