Friday, December 21, 2012
|Luke is enjoying the snow balls! Looks like Daniel may want to eat them!|
|He nailed Daddy in the keester!|
Sunday, December 09, 2012
This was an extra special birthday for Luke. He got to have an "at home party" with cousins and a "gymnastics party" with his buddy Fisher and friends.
|Home birthday cake|
|Koen, Luke, Naomi, Ava, Isaak & Daniel|
|Taking calls of well wishes from across the USA|
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
|Climbing a giant fig tree|
|Bird Girl leads the way!|
|All the natives made it to the destination|
|Happy Birthday Naomi!|
|Aunt Susan gets the cool gift award! Bird Girl has her own tee pee.|
Friday, October 19, 2012
|Checking out the new trucks from Grandma Ardis|
|Toot, toot, he's two!|
We are blessed to call this spunky sweet boy our son. What a delight he is! He enjoys driving hot wheels all over, using real tools to help, laying on kitties and keeping up with "Wook."
Monday, October 15, 2012
|Luke & his buddy Ryan on the train ride|
|Miss Jessie and Daniel|
|I just love that Daniel thinks he can do anything!|
|Great day at the farm! Naomi, Ryan, Luke and Daniel.|
|The mom with a sweet photo bombers:Ava and her friend Melody.|
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Thursday, October 04, 2012
|A few of the kids with a very LARGE Salmon|
|Miss Aleta (with the baseball cap) was our lovely guide|
|Naomi, Ava, & Conner touching the new salmon eggs|
:-) Naomi carried her own purse the entire time!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
|Ava's first kayaking trip|
|The veteran kayaker|
We were so fortunate to be able to kayak on the most lovely lake in Northern California! What a beautiful day to enjoy God's creation. We saw vultures drying themselves in the sun, a blue heron, frog eggs, explored Boulder Creek, spied an osprey nest and lots of little fish. Ah, I love where we live!
Monday, September 10, 2012
|A little Ava vinyette on the mantle|
|Nana helped Ava make her Strawberry Cake|
|Rachel, Marty Dog, Ava & Rylin|
|Grandpa and Papa sing along while the birthday girl listens.|
|Ava shares her birthday with cousin Olivia.|
August 10 was a big day for Ava. She was FINALLY 6, the magic number for a slumber party. She started planning months ago! In May I finally had to tell her she was not allowed to talk about her party till July. Whew! When July came I gave her the option of a slumber party with three friends or a big pool party with lots of friends. She chose the slumber party. She wanted friends to bring bikes, swimsuits and babies, so they did. We made sleeping bags for their babies as a party favor and had lots of fun swimming in the dark at Grandpa and Grandma's house. The bonus was Nana and Papa were here so I didn't have to think about the cake. Yeah!
All in all, she enjoyed her first slumber party and was thoroughly worn out afterward!
|Ava, Tricia, Daniel, Luke Naomi & Rascal. Boo stuck with his name and hid during pictures.|
|Naomi, Third Grade|
|Ava, First Grade|
September 10, 2012
Naomi Rose - 3rd grade
Ava Leanne - 1st grade
Luke Wesley - Preschool
Daniel Cole - In training
So here's the breakdown for 2012-13:
Everyone: Family Learning Time based on Kendra's helpful little book and circle time concept. I'm using Coriell's A Child's Book of Character Building Book 1. Our character trait for today is being ATTENTIVE with our eyes, ears, and hearts. I also include prayer, singing, later will add Scripture memory.
Girls: Listening to history with Story of the World Volume 1, plus additional work based on age. They also participate in Gymnastics and Xpress Choir.
Naomi: The Phonics Road to Reading and Writing, Level 3, Teaching Textbooks Math 4, Math fact practice at XtraMath.
Ava: Half way through The Phonics Road to Reading and Writing, Level 1 and Saxon Math 2.
Luke: Kumon workbooks, lots of play, puzzles, etc.
May the Lord bless our efforts with knowledge and wisdom!