Monday, May 16, 2011


I realize it has been awhile since I have posted. We have had alot going on the last few weeks.

First... Easter weekend we had to put our sweet dog of 14 years down. She had become sick a couple weeks before and we had hoped it was just a virus or something. After 2 1/2 weeks we took her in to discover that she had liver cancer. It was a very hard thing to do. We found out on Saturday what was wrong and had her put down on Monday. It gave us the entire weekend to say good-bye.

With American Heritage Girls we attended a Sweet Pea Beauty celebration. The girls watched the Veggie Tales movie Sweet Pea Beauty and learned all about where your beauty actually lies - in your heart. We had fun activities, lunch and games.

We ended our year with our co-op. Peanut had a presentation to do in her Inventors class. She chose to research who invented braille and the braille writer after watching an episode of Little House on the Prairie. She learned alot about Louis Braille, made a great display board and did an oral presentation for her class.

Sweet Baby loved her Storybook Art class this semester. The teacher read books to the class and then they created an art project based off of the illustrations in the book. Here she is displaying all of her projects for the semester.

Then Sweet Baby learned something REALLY big...she finally learned how to ride a 2 wheeler! Now if we can just get her to learn to tie her shoes!

We took a bit of a break from our heavy schedule at home to share a unit with some friends about American Indians. A friend recently started homechooling and her mother (who is a retired 3rd grade teacher) wanted to do a unit about American Indians. They invited the girls to come along so we spent 4 weeks enjoying that. What a nice break for mom! I would drop them off twice a week for about an hour and a half. They ended the unit with homemade Indian vests, masks and a lunch of various foods the Indians would have eaten.

This weekend we attended our first American Heritage Girls Camporee. It was amazing! WET, but amazing. It rained all night on Friday and all morning on Saturday. I'll share some pictures and stories about that another day.