Monday, May 15, 2017

RISE Kicking off Summer Bash

We took the boys to the lake on Saturday for the RISE Kicking off Summer Bash. It is an annual adaptive sports events. I failed to take many photos but here are the moments I managed to capture.


There were several water sports at the event.

My boys went tubing. 

Frisbee golf. 

Hallow had her own fun in the lake. 

Afterwards, we headed out for an early Mother's Day lunch. I love these boys even though they make me absolutely crazy. Stressed but blessed ya'll.



Friday, May 12, 2017

"Because we can" Homeschool Day

Every so often I like to surprise the boys with a "because we can" homeschool day. On these days, we "skip" school and do something fun....because we can. This past Monday we had a fun day at the zoo with Aunt Rachel.


I wonder how much longer I can convince them to pose for these types of pictures. It's getting harder and harder ya'll. 

Sweet baby elephant.

Feeding the giraffes is always a big hit with my boys.

This is the only acceptable time to spend $5 on a handful of lettuce.


Benjamin would rather go rock climbing than look at animals. "Hey mom, take my picture on this rock."

"Hey mom, take my picture on THIS rock."

"Hey mom, take my picture on this rock!"

Silliness in the gift shop.

More silliness.





Sunday, April 30, 2017

Challenged Athletes Grantee

In 2013 Caleb received a grant through Challenged Athletes Foundation for a basketball wheelchair.



Fast forward to 2017....

So this man-child no longer fits into his basketball chair. No worries, we received another grant through CAF so Caleb is getting a new sports chair! He was fitted for his new chair this week and we should have it in a couple of months.

His color choice. It's blindingly awesome.

We are so thankful for Challenged Athletes Foundation and their continued support of athletes like Caleb. 



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Easter

Last Saturday was the annual Easter lunch and Egg hunt at Granny and Paw-Paw's. Good food, good weather, and good times.

Food and a Nerf gun...what else does a boy need?

This girl was made for country living.


Egg huntin' time!



Benjamin spent the entire day having Nerf wars with cousin Hunter. I barely saw him.

A rare family photo on Easter morning.



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tapestry of Grace, Year 3, Unit Three

We wrapped up another history-filled Tapestry of Grace unit last week. I loved this Unit...I feel like I say that after every Unit! This Unit covered the mid-late 1800's. We spent a lot of time on the events leading up to the Civil War, the war, and the Reconstruction after the war. We also read about some of the important things happening in other parts of the world during that time. We learned about Florence Nightingale and Eliza Shirley. We also spent time reading about China and Japan during the mid 1800's.

For some reason, I have very few pictures but I'll share what I have. I must have slacked on taking photos this time around.

The boys made Chinese lanterns.


As always, we read so many great books. This is just a few of the books we read. My favorite thing about homeschooling is all the books we get to read, books I would never think to pick up.

We added to our President timeline. We spent several weeks on Abraham Lincoln.

We made a "wanted" poster. The boys seemed to think $537 was a big enough reward.

We completed another Unit lapbook.

The boys worked on a poster covering some of the inventions of the late 1800's.

A few weeks ago we spent the day at the Civil War Museum which was the perfect compliment to our studies. 



MeMe's

We went to visit MeMe this past weekend. It's been a good while since we have made it out there to see her. The boys always enjoy a weekend at MeMe's.

No one has a better backyard than MeMe. I would love for this to be my view every morning. 



He's so stinkin' cute.

Benjamin getting a big kiss from Hallow and Caleb photobombing with his hand!

Hallow loved the big backyard as well. She was very curious about the pond but not enough to actually jump in.

I feel like Benjamin is just begging to have his face pushed into the dirty birdbath water and I can tell Caleb is already thinking about doing it.

He loves to pose!



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Zoo Field Trip

One of the best things about our homeschool co-op is the planned field trips. I love the idea of field trips but I'm terrible at actually planning them. Our co-op has monthly field trips planned so I don't have to worry about planning them myself.  Today we went to the zoo with our co-op friends.


The boys spent most of their time with their best friends Liam and Luke. These boys have been friends for about 3 years now.


Feeding the birds.






Love Benjamin's pose! He's such a ham.

Friends. 



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