The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation
2Samuel 22:47

27 September 2013

Smarty Pants

You just have to understand the personality of my second born to get a hoot out of the question:
Using numerals 1-3, arrange them chronologically.
Apparently we need to hit home a bit better on pronouns so he knows that 'them' in this case is referring to the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages and not 'numerals'.
Hearing the roar of laughter after he handed in this paper made me definitely aware that he was just trying to get a rise out of his teacher.
This teacher has the capability of withholding peanut butter cookies and therefore gets the last laugh.

17 September 2013

Potato Harvest

We are tremendously blessed to have a farmer friend who allows us to help out at certain times of the year.  Last night it was time to harvest potatoes - a good time was had by all.
{especially the young men who got free tractor rides!}

10 September 2013

Dynamic Learning Activity - Another Tooth Extraction

How many Kindergartners actually get to pull their first tooth out during math?  We call it 'tooth extraction subtraction'.  Perhaps it's not quite as exciting as hooking up a remote controlled Jeep to the tooth, but this kiddo was beyond thrilled.  And in his mind, tooth subtraction really adds up since he found some change under his pillow the next morning.  Don't you all wish you were homeschooled so you could tie these milestones into a dynamic learning activity and count it for school hours?

Storage Solutions for Boys

What's a Mom to do with her collection of boys?
Display them on some heftily built shelves, I suppose.
{Thank you, love, for finishing this basement project! 
Looks like your helpers might be sleeping on the job, though.}
And for the record - no, we don't really keep our boys on shelves.  We do have a swing set and fort in the wilderness, silly.

05 September 2013

August Harvest

~388.25 pounds~
Every canning jar has been filled.
{and then some}
So thankful.  So, so thankful. 
Canned pears will be a delight come January when the winter winds are howling!