Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

We enjoyed our first Home School Field Trip of the year to a local pumpkin patch.  We all had a great time!

The kids especially loved riding on the cow train, Sean is still talking about it.  🙂

We’re looking forward to the next field trip now: the Aquarium!!

Currently Reading:

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Star Wars Legacy: Volume  Two: Shards by John Ostrander

Sean in Kindergarten!

Sean took his Kindergarten Reading Readiness Test last week and passed it with flying colors! His adviser loved the self-portrait he drew as part of the test.  She said she was showing it off to the other people at her office.  🙂

I don’t have a picture of his self portrait but below is an example of one of the “comic strips” Sean has been drawing lately.

Sean got to pick out a Lego set as his reward for completing his Reading Readiness test and he picked one of the Lego Creator sets where you can make three different things.  He has spent the week since then taking it apart and building one of the vehicles over and over again.  Thankfully he can follow the instructions and build the sets all by himself now!

We started school this weekand so far Sean likes most of Kindergarten!

Currently Reading: 

Pawn by Timothy Zahn

Vesper’s Doings, Spring 2017

Vesper celebrated her seventh birthday and is really happy to be done with first grade!

She is enjoying her new dollhouse and dolls as well as building legos, reading (!!), and learning to sew.

Vesper and her birthday dollhouse:

Learning to sew:

Building her end-of-school Lego set, she can build her lego sets without any help now!

Enjoying some tablet time with Sean:

Playing with the new kittens outside.

Currently Reading:

Star Wars Omnibus: X-Wing Squadron Vol.1 by Haden Blackman & Michael A. Stackpole

Sean’s Doings, Spring 2017

Spring was full of birthdays as usual.  Sean celebrated his fifth birthday and continues to enjoy art and building things with Legos.

Some of his object sculptures from this year:

Sean posing with his best buddy, Snuffleupagus.  Snuffles lets Sean drag him around all over outside.

Building with Legos:

Enjoying the outdoors now that school is over for the Summer:

Currently Reading: 

Over the Edge by Mary Connealy

Last Day of School 2016-17

We finished school for the year!  Sean completed Pre-K and Vesper finished First Grade.  They both recieved their certificates and a lego set to celebrate.  Vesper loves her Veterinarian set, she built it all by herself.

Sean recieved a 3-in-1 Lego set and has already built and destroyed the helicopter.  After he took apart the helicopter he built the plane below.  And he is currently wanting to take the plane apart in order to build the last version of the set: the snowmobile.

Playing outside after finishing the last bits of school!

Sean with Snuffles, his best buddy.

And Yowler’s four kittens taking a nap, their normal activity so far.  🙂

Currently Reading:

Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner

April 2017 Flooding

April showers went out with a bang this year!  We had tons of rain the last weekend of April and had the most flooding we have ever seen.  Our creek spread out over the hay field and made it all the way to the old chicken house.

Our wet weather creek turned into quite a river that spread into our hay field to meet the creek in the middle.  This is a picture of it from our porch, thankfully our house is up on top of the hill so we got to enjoy all the rain in safety.

The next day we took a field trip to the Beaver Lake Dam where the flood gates were all the way open, it was amazing to see all the water.

You can see the lake on the left in the background, even with the flood gates all the way open the lake was up to the top of the dam.

Currently Reading:

Cascade Point by Timothy Zahn

Birthday Book Bags!

I think my friends and family know I like books!  I got two new book bags, they could technically be used for shopping or crocheting, but they are both book-themed.

The one on the right was hand-made by my very talented sister-in-law and it is gorgeous!  I love the Alice in Wonderland fabric that she used to make it.  It is definitely my new library trip bag!

Can’t wait for our next trip to the library (both because of the new bag and because I am almost through all my books from last time…).

Currently Reading: 

Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George

Kitten Update

I think last time I mentioned the animals we had one dog and a looot of cats.  Well, shortly after that we got a new puppy and lost most of our kittens.  Our slightly loopy mother cat, Princess, disappeared with three out of four of her kittens one day.  I was able to save Bandit, the last kitten, by bringing her inside before Princess came back for her.  My parents came over to pick her up that night and took her home with them.  She now goes by Tibbs and terrorizes their Border Collie for fun.  😉

We searched all over our property for the next few days and weeks but never found any sign of the other three kittens. But about a month later we heard a knock on the door and it was our neighbor’s kids asking if we wanted a kitten.  It was Snuffleupegas!!  He is quite healthy and seems very happy to be back home. 🙂  And we are very happy to have him back.

Family Visit

My brother and his family visited us this past week and it was a lot of fun to catch up with them and their kids.  Vesper and Sean really enjoyed spending most of a day playing with them!  We spent the morning at the Amazeum with them:

Then we had them over for dinner that night and by the end of the day they were fast friends!

Cousins! 😀

Pre-Andromeda Preparations

As some of you may know, Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming out this week!!!  I may have mentioned it a few times on this blog… 😉  My wonderful friend Lacy just gave me the best gift ever: a whole week’s worth of frozen meals!  She even wrote up a beautiful menu for us:

It all looks delicious!

Other than having more time to just relax and enjoy my new game, it is so nice to know that I don’t have to do any planning for meals.  Hurray for a wonderful break coming this week!!  😀

The kids are especially excited about the Batman cookies! 🙂

My husband is actually tied with Lacy for the best gift ever: he is taking one of his weeks of vacation this week to give me extra time to enjoy Andromeda.  So wonderful!  We will also be heading to the Tulsa Planetarium and Air & Space Museum this week on a field trip.  I think it fits in well with the Andromeda theme for the week.  😉

Now just have to wait until Tuesday morning!

Currently Reading:

Shadows by Robin McKinley