Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gracie is 10!!

Our beautiful little miracle turned 10 years old today!!!

Where did the time go?

It seems like yesterday.

In true Gracie style, she conducts while we sing "Happy Birthday"!
Yes, I still as using last years Christmas wrapping paper in October.


Grace and Grandpa H

A bunch of cousin fun.

We love you, Grace!

I pray you have a wonderful year!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Our Blessed Mother

Our Blessed Mother is visiting our house tonight, on her way around to many parishoners of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

It will be a blessing to pray the Rosary with her as we beg for her intersession in our family.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

One child is ready for the snow!

Monster Theme time for Halloween

My two little learners are having a great time with this new, free Monster Theme Unit from 2 Teaching Mommies.
It is perfect timing, with Halloween approaching.
It has many more parts than I have pictured here.

Here, they are rolling the "monster dice" and graphing the results.

Reading practice by gluing the body part words to the monster.

Learning about fractions


One of the two puzzles to put together...(in proper number order)

Money sorting
Thanks so much, 2 Teaching Mommies, for this great Monster Unit!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall fun

Today Daddy had the day off of work, so I decided to give the kids a day off of school and go on a field trip.

We headed off the pick apples and have some fall fun at Critz Farms.

We were greeted by this enormous "slide mountain". The kids jumped out of the car and ran immediately to the slides.

Any boy, does it pay to homeschool children....we practically had the whole place to ourselves.

After a quick slide or two, we headed into the apple orchard.
Right now, my favorite variety of apple is the Honeycrisp...and these were absolutely delicious.

Luke, hard at work.

Are you supposed to eat in the orchard, Mark?

Mark and Grace had a plan to reach the tops of the trees.



Success!! But they could only stay this way long enough to pick one apple.

Daddy and Kimberly

That's quite an apple, Luke.

My scarecrows.

I doubt the crows will be scared.

Luke loved this train.

It was a school day, so we had the place almost to ourselves.

There were also a lot of animals to visit on the farm.

This minature donkey was my favorite.

The rooster kept crowing and crowning...the kids loved it.

Kimmy was a little nervous around the goats, especially after seeing our they behaved when you brought in a handful of food. But after checking Kimberly for goat treats, this one was content with being petted.

I love the whiskers on this goat. Maybe he is the old timer around the farm.

Heading to the pumpkin patch.

Heading home with our pumpkins.

Which way did they go????

I bought everyone a bottle of fresh cider to drink on the way home, and the perfect spot to stop for our drink was at Chittenango Falls.

What a little monkey!

I could only manage to make it a short way down the trail to bottom of the falls, but Daddy and the kids made it the whole's quite a hike!!

They did bring me back this beautiful photo!