Sunday, April 30, 2017

March happenings

Whew, March was a busy month!  Fun field trips, and school outside several days of the week. I love watching the kids play and explore their new backyard.  Looking forward to a more relaxed routine in the summer months, although our calendar is already filling up.  Life with 4 kids I guess....

Homeschool Day at the Aquarium 

Mary was so proud of the owl she made out of pattern blocks, haha.

Lucy got glasses!  I was noticing her right eye crossing once in awhile when she was looking at something close, so I took her in.  She has something called Accommodative Esotropia.  It is a fairly common problem where kids are more farsighted than normal.  Their eyes can cross because of the extra effort it takes to focus.  It sounds like most kids grow out of it around 9 or 10, but it will get worse for the next few years, so we will probably have to keep changing the prescription up. She is adjusting well, and I think she looks so grown up!

Mary lost her 1st tooth!

Homemade wind vanes

My dad retired at the end of February, and my mom will be done at the end of May.  So happy for them!

This was a cool science activity.  It was like a volcano experiment, but kept going and going and going.  I think we timed it, and it bubbled for over 5 minutes!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Early 2017

I have gotten way behind on posting pictures. Here are some from Jan and Feb.  The kids were sick the whole month of January with a cold and then chicken pox.  Yuck!  February was much better, and it was so good to get out of the house!

My poor sick kiddos :(  Lucy was lucky and got a very mild case.

This girl begs to go over her picture cards multiple times a day.  I love it when she learns new words, and it makes it so much easier when she is able to tell us what she wants!

Exploring the mummy exhibit at the museum to go along with our study of Ancient Egypt!

Piano practice!

Love our monthly art group!

King of Tokyo for family game night :)

We finally had a chance to take the lightrail downtown to show the kids where daddy works.  He has an awesome view!

The winter months were really mild, and there were even a few 70 degree days in February!  We went on a beautiful nature walk to soak up the sunshine.

Valentine's Day celebration at the Highlands Ranch Mansion.

Every year we do fondue for Valentine's Day.  We usually just do cheese, but this time we added chocolate. Unfortunately I burned it, but the kids still enjoyed the fruit and pound cake!

The next day was Mary's 6th birthday!  She requested an owl party, of course.  The cake didn't turn out like I had hoped, but it was my first experience with fondant.