Monday, April 23, 2012

Outdoor coloring

Do you remember having a Spirograph? I never had one, but sure remember using one. For my children, this was something new. And a little different. Our Spirograph is HUGE, and made for sidewalk chalk.

Our sidewalk is quite bumpy, so we adapted our activity and used an old table top, a huge paper, and some jumbo crayons. The images were much clearer, but not as messy, an just not the same.

It wasn't before they were back at the chalk, but this time, with a spray bottle. When wet, the cement turned darker, and the chalk color really seemed to "pop".

A beautiful afternoon!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Surprise for Daddy

Today the two youngest had their hands busy! They spent some time lacing. Sprout even bound several pieces of our plastic sheets together to make an envelope. Both he and Seedling then made letters for daddy! He will be so happy to see this mail when he gets home from work!

Friday, February 17, 2012


My aunt in BC is now raising chicks and keeping hens for their eggs. 
At the request of several families, her and her daughters have began to create an informational/educational video series on raising chicks.

If you are interested, you can find the vidoes on You Tube (
They have also set up an email account if anyone has questions for them regarding the chicks or hens:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Been a While

Ok, so maybe it has been more than a little while, but we are still here!

Things have been good, things have been not so good, but life is good.
My first order of business will be to post old entries that were just waiting for pictures.
Then I guess a quick update would be in order.

Welcome back!