All the kids ready for AWANA! They love AWANA and we are glad that we are all able to be involved in the Wednesday night programming. I am learning more bible verses now than I did as a kid. All of us love helping K-sis to learn her cubbies verses. God is truthful! John 3:33.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Besides taking care of stuffing our freezers for this winter, I have also been busy schooling the kids and trying to keep the top layer of grime off our messy house. I would have to say that housekeeping is taking a back burner this school season, but hopefully as we figure out our schedule I will find time to do it all. Right now I decided that I would rather be outside enjoying my kids than keeping the house sparkling clean (plenty of time for that this winter).
This week we have been trying to catch up on some of our science work. I'm thinking that Fridays may become science and craft days. We did a ton of experiments this week and I managed to take pictures along the way.
On Thursdays the kids get to do show and tell at the school of choice and this week they are supposed to bring seeds and leaves. So we took a bike ride around our neighborhood to find some cool leaves and then decided to take a walk out at One Mile Prairie to get some grass seeds. Of course, this also allowed us to exercise Abby at the same time (nothing wrong with a little multi-tasking right?).
K-baby busy with her science notebook.
We also did some experiments on things being wet and dry.
K-man experimenting with how beans change when they are hydrated. He was excited when the lid on the Tupperware totally popped off.
Shawn made his annual trip to Wisconsin to hunt with his former boss and co-workers. He had a great time even though they didn't get as many ducks as they wanted too. Shawn thought there was too much water for the ducks this year. He did decide to stay for an extra day to hunt because they didn't get any on their first day.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
- 20 breakfast burritos
- 20 bean and beef burritos
- 4 meals of hearty hamburger stew
- 3 meals of BBQ pulled beef
- beef broth
- 2 breakfast casseroles
- 2 meals of chicken nuggets
- 3 containers of mashed potatoes (they were supposed to be hash browns, but it didn't quite work out.)
- 1 gallon zip loc of frozen carrots from our garden
- 9 jars of tomato sauce
- 10 qts of peaches
I didn't feel like I got tons done, but after looking at my completed list I'm feeling pretty good about it! And I have chicken breasts in the fridge for grilling tomorrow since I didn't get them cooked into a recipe today. :)
As I mentioned in the title of my post behind every woman is a wonderful family and my family really helped me out this weekend. Shawn watched the kids for me while I canned and cooked. He even managed to install a new outlet for our new to us freezer too. Everyone pitched in to help with the freezer cooking marathon this weekend. My list was pretty long, but I got most of it done because I had great help. K-girl cracked all my eggs (2 dozen) for our breakfast burritos. K-man peeled and cut up carrots, K-sis dumped in many ingredients and stirred pots. K-baby was my time keeper by demanding snacks and meals every once in a while to remind me it was time to feed everyone.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Today we decided to go to the farm threshers show at the pumpkin patch. (This is in between all my canning and cooking which will have to be a post all by itself.)
Last year we went to Lindig Farms with Nana Yvette and Papa Bruce and had a great time. We just found out that this year they were only going to be open for this one weekend because they aren't doing the pumpkin patch anymore. We had a fantastic time and they had tons of activities for the kids to do AND horses (you can guess who was excited about this).
All the family by one of the horse drawn plows! It was so neat to see 5-6 teams of horses all working on plowing a field while we watched. I can't imagine how much work it took to farm this way.
The thresher at work! My favorite kid quote of the day was from K-man. "Mom, guess what a combine is? It's just a fancy threshing machine!" He loves farm equipment and was telling me what everything was as we walked around.
Friday, September 17, 2010
This year the to big K kids are going to the school of choice co-op on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. They were pretty excited to have their own school supplies and backpacks to take with them. Of course everyone had to have their own backpacks for the school pictures even though they didn't need one.
K-man--it's hard to believe that he is already in 2nd grade.
K-girl -- my big kindergarten girl this year!
K-man and K-girl outside Adams School for co-op.
The kids have had a fantastic time in co-op so far this year. They love learning about animals and indians so far! I love this co-op setting because they are in mulit-level groups and get to interact with kids of all ages and abilities. This year to co-op has about 27 kids ranging from K-6th grade and 2 wonderful teachers. K-man and K-girl are only gone for 2 hours so this give K-baby the perfect time to nap and some quality time for K-sis and mom to do some special preschool activities.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
We managed to squeeze in a short visit to Eric and Theresa's house. The kids had a great time playing in the backyard and also fishing at the neighborhood pond.
Abby's first dove hunt.