"Mama, will you parten my hair?"

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM

There are a lot of things I want to always remember about my children and one of those things are their words.  The things they say.  I want to remember the feel of their tiny hand in mine.   The look of their eyes as they look up to mine, especially when they say, "I love you Mommy."  

I want to remember always how Magpie asks me to do her hair after her shower.  She says to me, "Mama, will your parten my hair?"  (That is part her hair).  She likes me to brush all her hairs back then part the hair where there is a straight line.  That is how I "parten" her hairs.  Ahh, it just makes me gush with love!!!

It also makes me gush with love when she blows me kisses from her door at night and tells me, "Don't move a muscle!" 

History & Science Lessons for the Day

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:33 PM

 Today we went over to Epcot.  It was a bit spur of the moment, I had been wanting to take Eli to the American Adventure at Epcot since it has been what he has been studying in history.  It is a trip through U.S. history that is narrated by the animatronic figures of Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain.  Not only did we eat lunch by listening to the drum and fife, but we also got to experience Engineering week this week at Epcot.  Raytheon sponsors experiments that the kids can get involved with, with their Science Thrills live.  It is only this week so I decided this day fit best for us to go being I have to work Monday and Wednesday nights.  So the kids loved it!  Hezekiah got to be apart of the angular momentum experiment.  He thought that was really cool. 

 Maggie Beth also volunteered to be apart of the action.  They took a  ball and sucked the air out of it, called Magbegurg hemispheres.  With air in it, it was easy to pull it apart because the air pushes out.  But without air inside it is a lot harder to pull apart.  So Maggie helped in the tug of war!

 The kids also designed their own roller coasters at Sum of All Thrills, a continuation of Hezekiah's potential and kinetic energy lesson last week.  Eli and Hezekiah enjoyed creating their roller coaster.  I am sure it went upside down many times!  I could hear them screaming from their ride that they designed.  Maggie Beth's roller coaster was a bobsled and she named it Frozen Snowflake!  So cute! 
Sorry about the  quality of my photos, I forgot my camera today and was left to take pictures with my phone.  I  had to just capture the kids in the science performances!

Loose a Tooth

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:34 PM

My baby just lost her first tooth!  I could cry, but I won't.  It is a bit surreal.  I pulled it.  Page told her that he had heard from the boys that Mommy has a lighter touch.  

Lately our 10 year old has been losing molars left and right.  Eli has had a dry spell.  But now, Maggie Beth has entered into the Tooth Fairy years.  

Soon my favorite, the two front teeth will be missing. I love those gappy toothless grins.  It just goes by so fast. 

She is so excited and just kept saying this evening, "I just can't believe it, I just can't believe it, I lost a tooth!" 

Share the Love - Valentine Party

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:25 AM

 Yesterday we had a Share the Love party with Central Homeschool Fellowship.  It was sweet, the kids made Valentine's for Grandma and Grandpa.  We also got to meet some other nice people who attend church at Central and also some grandparents/guests of the other children that are apart of CHSF.  Some of the grandparents/guests shared their lives, hobbies, experiences.  They were so cute.  My favorite was the coal cart and coal that one of the grandparents shared.  They also played Bingo and had some amazing desserts and snacks!

Valentine Party

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:32 PM

The kids got to celebrate Valentine's Day today with 50+ other homeschoolers at the park.

I think my kids had much more fun playing on the playground with friends than getting Valentine's.

But they were sure happy to look at all their Valentine's after the party.
A bit like Trick or Treat, sorting, looking, and checking out the neat Valentine prizes they received.

 Oh, and they enjoyed the food too!

Potential versus Kinetic Energy Lesson

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:05 PM

When Maggie Beth was in preschool, her 3 - 4 year old classroom, her sweet teacher asked her, Maggie Beth are you coming to preschool next year?  Maggie Beth said to her, "Nope, I am going to Disney World!"  Ha!!  Well, she did go to preschool that next year, but we will just say Disney schooling is this year in Kindergarten, and 2nd grade for Eli, and 4th grade for Hezekiah.  

The lesson for today happened to be potential versus kinetic energy for my 4th grader, in his textbook example was a roller coaster.  So he yelled out today which energy was which when we rode 3 roller coasters, The Barnstormer, Big Thunder, and Space Mountain.  Now three roller coasters were not really on my lesson plan and I am going to say that out of the 3 roller coasters I actually heard the yelling of potential and kinetic energy yelled out at the appropriate times.  But on 2 of the other roller coasters, I have to admit there was lots of yelling from the two seated in front of me.  

 So while we studied potential versus kinetic energy, we studied that energy of motion in a few other ways too.  I mean since we are at it, might as well ride some more rides that involve that energy of motion!!!  And learn how energy can change from one form to another.
 Cute Conductor huh?

 While hanging out at Magic Kingdom, we also got treated as royalty today.  We got a ride to Cinderella's castle down main street.  Each of the kids got a turn in the front seat.  Maggie, since she is a little princess, got dropped off at Cinderella's castle in style.  This driver was super nice!  He even gave the kids a ton of Mickey stickers.