Friday, July 30, 2010


Here are some fun retro kitchens for flashback Friday!!

More Summer Fun

The library has a fabulous reading program and events throughout the summer, so we have been taking advantage of their little plays and shows. These two women were called the Tandem Tellers and they were great at getting the kids involved in the show. They were SO funny.


I haven't posted in a while so decided to check in. We have been enjoying the summer!

Thursday, July 8, 2010



I always thought I was born way after my time. When I was little I always dreamed of living like they did on Little House on The Prairie. I even started calling my father Pa and my mother Ma. I always wanted to live in a big farmhouse too.
Now that I'm all grown up, with a family of my own, I still want to live on a farm, and I still call my parents Ma and Pa. I want to own bees and collect my own honey and sell it in my country store that would be attached to the farmhouse where I would sell all my crafty stuff I would make. I want to make my own Jam and label them with funky labels and call them Pam's Jams
I want to make my own beeswax candles
I want to churn my own butter

and of course make my own bread, nothing smells as good as baking bread!

I also want to make my own soap and have a kitchen shelf FULL of essential oils to scent it with

I want a cow, because they are so stinking cute! Also to make butter, and cheese and ice cream. Oh My! And so my family wouldn't have to drink crappy store milk full of hormones and antibiotics and God only knows what else
I want goats! Just because, well just because I think they are adorable that's why. I mean seriously look at this little guy!

I want chickens so we can have fresh eggs, they would free range all day and occasionally 1 would end up on the dinner table, but my husband would have to deal with that, I'm not that much of a farmgirl lol

I want to can all my own food for the winter, so I know what's in it and what's not in it. I am starting to not even believe the organic claims in the grocery store. I also can't afford to buy all that so-called organic stuff. I want a GINORMOUS garden, with every veggie God ever created growing in it, and fruit orchards as far as they eye can see and tons of colorful flowers. I would also make all my children's clothes. I should have been born long long ago I think.
Well, those are my thoughts for this Thursday tune in tomorrow for Frantic Friday..

Random Lesson

I have no idea why I took this picture, but apparently at the time I thought it was important, so here it is! Our lesson on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.


We did a mini unit study on moses, as you can see there were lot's of coloring pages. At the end of the lessons we made tambourines out of paper plates and dried beans. For some reason I do not have a picture of the finished product but this gives you the general idea.

Friends from Israel

We were blessed the other week to be able to have our friends from Israel over for dinner and spend some time with them before they head back home at the end of the summer. Here are some pictures of their beautiful children. Zebulon and Leora. Of course I had no forethought to actually take pictures of THEM or the whole crew as a family, so they will just have to come over again, which was probably my evil plan all along LOL..hopefully we will get to see them again before they go home. They will be missed!

Bunny in the classroom!!

Last month, on a particularly hot day, we decided to bring cocoa into the schoolroom to cool off a bit. He sat under the table for a few minutes. Then he inspected the carpet and decided it smelled ok.
..gnawed on some wood, wanted to make sure that the cabinet was sturdy.
..inspected the doors to make sure they were hung correctly and everything was sound

when all his hard work was done he lounged around for a few hours......

..then he read the paper before he left..looks like he's checking out the sales, maybe he wants a sound system for his bunny hutch?

Bunny had a fun adventure in the schoolroom for the day!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July