Bring On the Rain:

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We started week 30 this morning and are  getting closer to the end of the year 🙂 !!!  Our Greek for the Week is demos which means “the people, the citizens”.  We learned how Athens was one of the first civilizations to practice a form of democracy and the boys also learned about work and school in Ancient Greece.  We started two new read alouds – Aesop’s Fables and Archimedes and the Door of Science.  Our copy of Aesop’s Fables came with a CD which is nice because sometimes my voice just needs a break!  Our two families that we’ll be praying for this week are the Vaughn’s and the O’Keeffe’s.  Our tadpoles are getting bigger and stronger every day – it won’t be long now until we have little frogs hopping around!

We had a fantastic weekend!  Justin and Brendan went camping (a special father/son trip) and enjoyed hiking, fishing, kayaking, and learning about how to become a man of God.  I’m so blessed to have such an amazing husband and father for my boys!  While they were gone, Ryan and I enjoyed a few outings and a fun trip to Kings Dominion with my parents.  The weather was perfect!!!  Today, I’m thankful for the rain that helps everything grow and washes away the pollen 🙂 !

As a HEAV blogger, I want to send out “shout out” to a fellow blogger who is giving away a FREE REGISTRATION to the 30th Annual HEAV Convention!  Check out Heather’s blog at http://blessing-farm.blogspot.com/ to enter the contest!

Breaking News ;) !

I just wanted to send a quick shout out for my talented hubby 🙂 ! He got a nice camera a few years ago and has been developing his photography skills since then. A friend called this morning to tell us that one of Justin’s pictures was featured in  the Richmond Times Dispatch this morning – how exciting!!!  I’m very proud of him (and very thankful that he shares his camera with me so that I can take pictures for my blog too – LOL). LOVE YOU BABY!

Way to go Justin!

Way to go Justin!

Manic Monday!!!

Busy, busy, busy!!!  This is going to b e quick update…that seems to be happening a lot lately 🙂 .  We’ve had a few fatalities in our tadpole population, so we decided to study one of the poor deceased tadpoles using the bionic eye.  It was neat to see the eyes and  the skeletal system forming.  Hopefully we’ll be able to save the rest of the gang – LOL!  Here are today’s pictures:

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This verse is in honor of a friend who is holding tight to the Word of God this month 😉 …

Friday, Facts, and Fun!

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This afternoon, we had our last book reports for the year and learned about many different subjects including dolphins, Kimodo Island, football, the Great Depression, mosaics, a mystery novel, Jamestown, and the Civil War.  Brendan’s report on the Tabernacle was very informative and everyone loved Ryan’s report on the history of candy!  I am very proud of all of the children and how hard they have worked this year!  The boys also had fun this morning learning about our sense of taste and how it is strongly related to our sense of smell.  It’s been a good, productive week and now it’s time for the weekend 🙂 ! I hope everybody has a good one!