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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Catch-up, Please!

Okay, so it's been fairly uneventful here. Which is sorta good and sorta not...leaves little to blog home about. We are into school work and housework and churchwork and not much else. Doing a Polar unit study with the kids. We're a little over halfway done with it. I am always amazed at how much I learn while I'm "teaching".
This was an activity we did to study icebergs... froze water overnight in a ziploc bag and then dumped it in water. It showed why icebergs are so dangerous...because only small part of it is visible...the bulk of the berg lies underneath the water.We did an experiment to show why plants and trees don't grow in the arctic tundra. We put some lima beans in wet paper towels and put them in a warm place and them put some in the fridge. And after a week the beans in the warm place sprouted and the ones in the cold didn't.
We've found several short documentary videos online about arctic and antarctic animals...fascinating how God engineered these things. My fave...the emperor penguin...the dad's really man up...or , ummm penguin up in this instance...No deadbeats in the penguin colonies.
Lot's of dressup and imaginative play going on, as well. Jack is obsessed with all things dinosaur...hasn't uttered a word about cars in over a month. He loves to play Dinosaur Hunter with anyone who will play....

Lillie Anna lost her first tooth... I can not believe I have a child old enough to lose teeth...She was very concerned about it at first, but now has embraced her toothlessness with pride.

And for her birthday got a nifty digtal arts studio for the computer...the kids have gotten so much enjoyment out of it...Thanks Aunt Shanna and Uncle Paul. Lillie used it the other day to make crowns for everyone...Jack's , of course, had dinosaurs on it...Lillie's had princesses, of course, and not sure what Chloe's theme was....

Jackson is becoming quite the good big brother to little Chloe...reading her a pirate story yesterday at nap time.
Have a blessed day!


  1. yay. so glad you're playing catch up. I always look forward to what you have to write. You are such a blessing to me.