Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just Horsing Around

DD and DB taking a short recess from school before
returning to do a little science-their favorite subject.
Doodlebug's theme this week is "Jesus is the light of the world." Just as God gave us the sun to light our way, he also gave us his SON to show us the way.
Here's a little stained glass window artwork.
and a little sun painting

The girls also enjoyed making birthday cards for me...
and surprising me with a birthday breakfast at Denny's.
It just so happens that Denny's is the only restaurant in town that serves chocolate chip pancakes-their favorite!!!!!
The girls had a great time socializing with other home schooled children in the park.  We've got a lot of activities scheduled with this new play group.  We meet a couple of times per month.
In this picture, the children are all observing a bird’s nest found by one of the boys.

Horseback riding was a very exciting part of the girls' week.  DD and DB are signed up to take four lessons.
Here's DD on Beauty
and Doodlebug with the ranch owner on Polka who she calls a "grandma horse."
The girls can’t wait to do a little more “horsing around” next week.

Friday, September 10, 2010

CO-OP Kids

The girls attended the first day of the 2010 home school co-op classes today.  The group meets every other Friday and provides an opportunity for DD and DB to meet new friends and enjoy fun classes.
Both girls are in the Folktales and Fables class.  I think they are going to really enjoy it.  The teacher always stresses good reading skills and includes a fun "hands-on" activitity.  DD also participated in a Creative Arts class.  Since she has her own way of being "super-creative," my hands were too busy to actually stop and take a picture.  I can only imagine what might have been glued together if I had taken my eyes off of her. lol  Since Doodlebug was too young to attend this class, she went to a Photo Phun class by herself and evidently did just fine :)  She is making her own scrapbook with her favorite photos.
Desheng Darling LOVED the P.E. class. She played a fun running game inside, then went out in the heat for a game of kickball.  Here she is with her team getting a pep talk before the game.
Doodlebug, on the other hand, decided that P.E. was just not appropriate for a princess.  It was too rough and too hot, so she enjoyed spending time in the "shade" with her new friend playing tic-tac-toe on my iphone.