Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Creation Museum!

ready to hit the museum!!!

We went to 2 movies at the planetarium....
L insisted on her own chair until her legs got tired of hold the chair back

Ready to travel into the cosmos.

Oh my goodness A smiled nicely for a picture!!!

They took time to find the chameleons in the case.

Checking out Dr. Crawlies insects.

So much hands on things makes for fun for the kids.....and the king.  
Butterfly cases.  

Wouldn't be complete without some dinosaurs.

And big fossils too!

Ready to enter the cavern.  :)  So many smiles!!!!!

We got to hunt for fossils in this big wall

L found one.  Wooot!  Woot!!!

This is a poster of the solar system.  We saw this the day after the planetarium.  I didn't really think L paid much attention during the show.  But she told me all about space and how we got to go floating in it (the movie made it feel that way).  I was surprised and impressed.

A in the Garden of Eden!

G visiting a dino in the Garden.

M thinks it's funny it looks like he's gonna get eaten but its really the dino's head and leg.  HA

L in the Garden too.

Noah's ark model.  
 ** There was so much more noah's ark stuff.  But I didn't get many good pictures.  It is my favorite section of the museum so maybe that's why.  The kids really enjoyed an interactive computer game where they answer questions about the building of the ark and every time they got one right, another section was added to the digital ark.  But I don't know what happened to the pictures.  :/

Hotel time is also great!  Since we don't have channels at home they LOVE watching cartoons.  And I love being reminded of the many reason we don't have channels at home.  ;)
You know those little make-up mirrors in hotel bathrooms.  This one cracked me up.  I know I am short but come on.  It was SO far up there....

Happy, sleepy kids on the drive home!
We have now done a long family vacation (to the beach) and several short trips throughout the year and both are so much fun!  Family time is the best time!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Run for my Money!

There are weeks at a time that L gives me (and pretty much everyone) a run for our money.  She is antagonistic, whiny, and just miserable to be around.  It makes life very difficult for her and not great for anyone else....and then she gets over it and becomes a fun, lovely, enjoyable kid again!  We are in a fun fun time so far this week.  (I really thought we'd get to hold off on mood swings till she hit puberty.  sigh)

So in the last few days she has been full of some funny this.

We listen to spotify on the computer.  I have a list of worship songs that I love with a few secular songs mixed in.  It spans a BROAD spectrum of music.  Yesterday, the boys were begging to put it on a Luke Brian station so I finally caved and they did....then this conversation happened.

some Luke Brian song starts playing.
M:  Yay!  This song is awesome!
L: I don't like this song
M:  TOO BAD!  (very loudly)

....or this......

Last night at dinner.
L: (to daddy) A, M, and G have clocks in their room
S: yes they do.
Me: she noticed this today.
L: I want a clock
S:  Why?
L: cause I like clocks.
M: I saw a H-E-L-L-O  K-I-T-T-Y one at walmart.
L:  No, I want a pink G-R-F-I-R-S one.

We need to work on her spelling apparently.
......or one more......

And this morning:
L:  Mom is it wintertime?
Me: Yes it is.
L:  So can I wear my pink dress?
Me: (sigh) Yes I guess (she's been wanting to wear this dress and I've been telling her no cause its for winter time-she outsmarted me)
time passes
Me: We need to get shoes on.
L: Can I wear my cowgirl boots?
Me: (resigned and chuckling) Sure why not!

This girl has got a sense of style all her own.  Off we head for the dentist, out to lunch, drum lessons and a playday with friends.  :)

Watch out world!  She is gonna give you all a run for your money too.  I only hope you meet her on a good day!  ;)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mighty Hunters of Mine!

Pictures are worth 1000 here they are!

The King got himself a little one (see the king holding on to his buck's rack....yep, its a button buck)   and A took a trophy today!  

Pappy pictures along side the hunter as guide....and proud grandpa!  :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

This fall we went on a homeschool field trip to a pumpkin patch.  There was a large group of homeschoolers but we kinda split up and didn't hang real close to the whole group the whole time  It was hard to get many pics of the boys cause they ran off with some older friends and had a blast.  

D liked the lesson on the one room school house....she raised her hand the whole time.

G and a friend listening.

M might be a little bored.  D is still ready to answer a question.

L and her bestie sitting right up front.

heading for another maze

My friend and I thought we might die in the corn maze.  We were in there for something like 3 weeks we think....the kids thought it was fun.

......except for D who totally bit it in the mud.  Ooopsie.
all the kids are in there somewhere.

 It was such a fun day and we can't wait for the trip next fall.  We'll be back every year.  SO worth it!