Friday, September 4, 2009

The Start to a New School Year

I am still amazed at how fast summer has gone by it has truly just flown by.  I do love fall though, and its fun to be starting school back up again.  Loch has been enjoying drawing.  I thought it would be fun to share one of his drawings with you.
He was very proud of that flame he drew.  It was pretty cute.  I was impressed by the detail he put into it.  Its hard to see as well in the photo but it is a great flame : )  Challee and I had fun yesterday.  I had gotten a drawing CD and so we watched it together and did the activities that went along with it.   We really had a good time with it.  Then the book I had ordered came, Yea!  Its called Mary Frances learn to Knit and Crochet.  I have been wanting to teach her how to knit and crochet and thought this book would be a fun way to share the process with her.  Its about a little girl learning to knit and crochet (obviously from the title).  To help her she meets some magical friend who make the task easier for her to accomplish it. So we had fun reading that together yesterday also.  Taylor is working on learning how to count in Number Bases and to do conversions.  Well we are trying to learn : ) I start to obsess in trying to figure it out.  Searching the web for sites that would explain it more. I did find some pretty good sites and we did figure it out untill we got over 64,( he is working on the 8 base right now)but then we were stuck again.  Its actually rather fun trying to figure this crazy stuff out.  I personally think my brain is expanding of course some times am afraid I might try and stretch it to far : )  Willow needs to go to the library to get some books.  He wants to study the Philippians so he is going to study the history and the Myth and Legends from that country and then he'll write about what he has learned.  I think it will be neat.  We will also through in the foods from that country to if we can.  Then when he is done with that country he'll move on to the next. : ) This summer he has been working on a computer game we found which helps you learn where all the countries are in the world and he has learned were they all are it was pretty impressive.
Well so far that is what our school year is starting to look like challenging but adventurous.


  1. Sounds like a great start. My son is always saying, "Take a picture of this, Mom!"

  2. I didn't realize you had 5 children. What fun. If I would have married sooner, i too would have had at least 4! love the new site!

    Lisa :)