Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wesley is HERE!!

The 4th baby hatched today!! first picture below is of the pip mark that was seen 2 days ago so we knew it was close.
Then the eggshell cracked

Mama helping the baby out of it's shell

Mama introducing herself to baby and cleaning it up...amazing! The new baby's name is Wesley. So now we have Max, Pattison, Austin and Wesley and 1 egg left to go!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

More Molly

Got some great shots last night of the babies. Molly is such a good Mama and very gentle and loving with her owlets, it's so nice to see. Below are some really great shots of the babies. #4 should hatch today! There is a lesson plan at titled owlbabies if anyone would like to turn this into a lesson for the kiddies. I'll be updating a lot on Molly because my kids are very interested in her. They want to say good morning to Molly every day and good night to Molly every night. It's so exciting, enjoy the pictures. Molly heard a noise outside the box
great shot of baby and 2 remaining eggs
Max, the oldest owlet, trying to get away I think lol

Daddy brought a bunny for dinner here is mama feeding the babes

quick head count
Is that a pipping hole in that egg? 4th baby should hatch today!! we will be watching!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Molly's babies

Here are some great shots of the babies. We are still waiting for the 4th egg to hatch, it should hatch at some point today..aren't they beautiful!

Molly The barn owl

We have been blessed this week to witness the miracle of nature. We found a live streaming video of a barn owl nest box. Here is the link apparently this is quite a popular little owl family. Please excuse the blurry pictures of the inside of the of this morning we have 3 owlets (max, pattison and austin) and 2 eggs waiting to hatch. Daddy owl (McGee) is a very good provider and brings mama owl (Molly) food all the time. Last night I saw him bring her a baby bunny, a few mice and something that looked like a gopher or a mole, maybe a chipmunk, not sure..the picture below is Molly, the mama
Here is a picture of Daddy McGee

Molly inside the nest box, see the little owlet heads peeking out from underneath her? So cute!
Feeding time, Molly was feeding the babies a mouse, ew lol

feeding time over now time for a nap with owlets tucked warm and comfy underneath
Mama Love! Molly snuggling baby AWW

great picture of baby owlet! They grow so fast!

We are totally addicted to Molly and her babies! It is amazing the instinct God has given these animal mommies to nurture and protect their little ones. Some human mothers could take lessons from Molly.

Monday, March 22, 2010

This week Planets and Stars..we read lots of books, made a solar system model and bulletin board, we also included how many miles each planet measured and how many miles from the sun each one was. Very on to measurements and rainbows....


A few weeks ago we had a homeschool fieldtrip to Petco, the kids learned about and got to hold a lot of different animals Ferretts

and Geckos...a very fun afternoon


These pictures are from our volcano week. We tried to hatch triops but they never hatched. clay volcanoes what we made, dried and painted.

Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Biscuits!

OM NOM NOM!! There is no reason for this post other than to share pictures of the yummy noms I made..super yummy!


We have wrapped up our EGYPT class and I just wanted to include a few pictures from our projects that we did. Pictures of our mummified chicken will be added later.

we made life size pictures of sarcophagus first picture is Jadyn's and the second is Jesse's

We made scrolls out of rice paper with hieroglyphics, or our own version thereof lol

clay tablets with our names in hieroglyphics, actual ones. Top tablet is Jesse and bottom one is Jadyn

Next week we will be taking a trip to RISD museum to visit their Egypt exhibit. The kids also got really cute certificates from the class.


First beach day of 2010! We didn't last too long it was really cold! but the kids had fun and it was beautiful. Jadyn, she is such a little poser lol!
Jesse found a rope and dragged along behind him the whole time we were there

It was a really long rope and we had to do some heavy convincing to make him leave it there.