Monday, July 30, 2007

Day 1 - Camping

Today marks the first "offical" day of our camping theme. Tis the wee hours of the morning, but I wanted to get the bulletin board put together before the day started and it took a bit longer than expected, all in all the I think things turned out nicely.

My lovely Camping bulletin board
My organized chaos of a "system"

A nice overview of our preschool room

More of our stuff

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Picking and plucking

Since we actually got a decent amount of rain for practically the first time all summer, we started our morning by going out and picking some of our veggies. We check on them daily, but I had a feeling that they would have grown tremendously since it started raining around 3am and didn't let up until around 8 this morning'. Well, I was definitely correct in my assumption. My squash that I was going to let go just one more day yesterday is monstrous today! I should take a picture its that incredible. The bees are a bit scary to Sophia, so I did the harvesting and she did the bag holding. Since Brenna is teething and an insy bit cranky she slept until 10am (holy cow I didn't know that was possible), so while Sophia and Daddy ate breakfast I actually got to enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the blue jays and cardinals duke it out with some squirrels over the sunflower seeds we have out in the yard. Always a fun way to start a Sunday morning. Perhaps if these thunderstorms let up we shall go swimming in our friends pool. Since its a real in ground pool and not just large and inflatable like ours it is much more inviting. We'll see how that goes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

On your mark...

So the adventure begins. Having being thrown a bit of a curve ball and having to put nursing school on the back burner indefinitely - Sophia and I now embark upon a homeschooling adventure. With themes, activities and theoretical knowledge in hand we will hit the ground running. Of course Brenna will be along for the ride. Since we'll be going camping in the August I decided our first theme should be just that. Camping! Sophia has never been camping and doesn't know much about it, so I think this is a good way to introduce her to it and as a bonus our camping trip will be a field trip and a good way to put to good use all of her new knowledge. I do believe that if all goes as planned I'll post our daily adventures... well daily.