We are beginning to get fruits and vegetables from our garden this month. We have been harvesting lettuce, turnips, green beans, zucchini, and some strawberries and raspberries so far! Audrey loves to go into the garden regularly to pick the beans, strawberries, and raspberries. She also loves to give us a report on what is happening, when certain plants, flower, when the fruit or vegetable begins to grow, and how big everything is getting. We have also had our share of trouble in the garden. First we had the huge rains that washed away some of our garden, then we had a sneaky bunny eating up all of our beets and most of our carrots and broccoli. But, so far, it has been a real memorable, meaningful, and learning experience for everyone!
We visited a nearby honey farm with our homeschool co-op this week. We were able to learn about how the bees make beeswax and honey. We talked to the beekeeper, saw him all suited up, and looked at his tools. We saw the bees, their hives, and the honeycombs they make. We also were able to press our fingers right into the honeycomb and pull out the honey to try. It was the freshest, most delicious honey we have ever tasted! We brought a jar of honey home with us too!
Audrey and I attended the Daisy Girl Scout Back to Basics Day Camp. There was hiking, crafts, swimming, and singing around the campfire.
We went to a block party at our favorite park last night. There were hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy. Oh, the cotton candy. We had some blue cotton candy, then we had some pink! We all loved it! It was Sophie's first time eating cotton candy and she could not get enough.
We recently spent a wonderful day at the zoo with our wonderful friends! The kids had a great time seeing the animals, but they had even more fun just being with our friends.
Together with some of our amazing friends, we made fairy wands. The kids painted sticks and added wire and beads. Audrey created the rainbow colored wand, and I made the shades-of-blue wand. Ethan just wanted to play on the playground, so I gave him the one I made.
We met some new friends at a park. It just so happened to be the day a dump truck dropped off a huge pile of sand at the playground...perfect for climbing on, digging in, and rolling around in! How lucky we were!
We showed Aunt Lauren, Uncle Josh, Grandma, and Grandpa around downtown Sioux Falls one afternoon while they were here. One of our stops was Falls Park. It is always fun to see the waterfalls and to climb around on the rocks.
There is no doubt that fishing with Grandpa was one of our favorite things, ever! Audrey and Ethan are still talking about it, and begging to go fishing again! Audrey caught two fish. The first one is the one you see in the pictures. The second one, we never got a picture of because we couldn't get to the camera in time, and the fish was so big, that it got away from Audrey just as she was about to get it off the hook! It was over a foot long and more than a couple pounds. It was huge!!! Audrey was so proud of herself!
After fishing, the kids went swimming in the lake. Of course we forgot to pack swimsuits, so we went in our undies! Oh well, they still had such a great time!
Aunt Lauren, Uncle Josh, Grandma, and Grandpa came to visit us for a week. We had such a wonderful time with them. We did a lot of fun stuff while they were here. These are pictures from our trip to the butterfly house.
Hi! I am Allison. I am a happy homemaker, wife, and mother to four sweet babies. I am also a Classical, Christian homeschooling mom trying to make every day a celebration of love and family. I love to bake, cook, garden, read, do art, and spend time outdoors with my amazing family.
Our story of loving and learning at home...
"Let them be little, 'cause they're only that way for a while. Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day. Let them cry, let them giggle; let them sleep in the middle, oh, let them be little."
- Written and Sung by Billy Dean