Thursday, July 12, 2018

Solar Prints and Nature Journals

We made solar prints for the first time and the kids had fun, but the prints didn't turn out as well as we thought they would. They were ok, but I'm sure next time they will look better. They were interesting to make and it was so fast from start to finish. I think we were just not careful enough as we laid everything out and didn't make sure all the leaves and sticks were pressed down well. 

Then we spent a little time in nature journals drawing different wild flowers and medicinal plants. We try to keep up with the nature journals even if we are not taking a walk. Sometimes the kids just draw from our front porch or copy plants or animals out of one of our guide books after we finish our nature study. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What We Are Reading

We finished Because of Winn-Dixie then went on to read Stuart Little by E. B. White -  which was a very fast read. Then we read Summer Days With the Treelo Triplets by Mary M. Landis, and now we are reading The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White. I have never read this book and so far we all like it. Looks like it is basically going to be about a swan that was born without a voice and how he and his family deal with it. We haven't actually read enough of this book to know exactly what direction it is going in, but so far it seems to be focusing on Louis -- a baby swan born with no voice. 

My pictures today have nothing to do with reading or anything we have done this week. I saw a few pictures of Asher and Evelyn (grandkids) last night as I was going through pictures on my computer, and knew I needed to post them. When my grandkids come to visit they always seem to want to eat. Evelyn is barely in the door and is asking for ice cream or cereal -- must be her two favorites. I think I also must give out more ice cream than her dad. Asher is having some watermelon at my kitchen table and I thought he looked so adorable. It is nice to have my grandkids come visit and also nice that I still have my younger kids at home that love to play with them. 

Saturday, July 7, 2018


My grandson, Jack, feeding the ducks. He really liked going out back to see them when he was here. Maybe his mom and dad should get him one.

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