Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Fun

We've been having fun this summer. Here are some pics of what we have been doing.
Playing at the park
Roasting marshmallows with Memom and PopPop
Fishing


Playing some golf in the backyard
Sprinkler funAnd the new and improved stick fort!
Yes, we are still homeschooling throughout the summer. Particularly reading and science as that is what she just LOVES. I will post pics of that later this week. But we have been having a whole lot of fun!







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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Field Trip!

So Thursday we packed up and headed to the in laws for a quick visit and bonus....some fun field trips. We hit the Crayola Factory and The National Canal Museum.... and funny enough the canal museum was A's favorite part LOL.
Here we are at the Crayola Factory about to start!
Memom and PopPop had fun too.

Daddy and A watching the demonstration
The demonstration was really awesome. I think we enjoyed it more than A but we got to see how crayons are made.

Lots of hands on activities were a ton of fun.




Then we headed on upstairs to the National Canal Museum
A got to learn hands on how the canal and lock system works. Which she found really interesting especially since we have remnants of a canal down the street from us that we explore quite often.
Here she is floating her boat through the canal system and learning how to work the locks.

We learned what life was like during the time canals were active here, and how the boats were steered and loads lifted onto them. A explored the pulley exhibit, and told me that the pulley with 2 ropes was much easier to lift.





It was a lot of fun! We spent the rest of the weekend hanging out with Memom and PopPop and then headed home. Took A fishing for the first time today...but thats another post LOL

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our week so far

Things I amazed at this week.....

A can read triple digit numbers up to 1000 and can tell you the place value of each. I found this out while on a walk on the levee. Well the lamp posts are numbered... 101, 102, etc. A started reading them and telling me how to do the place value of each on our walk LOL. So we came home and sure enough, she can do this up to 1000. WOW

Today A was drawing a picture and she drew one where she was inside and one outside. I was lying on the couch resting, and I hear her say "Inside has a silent E at the end" Well next thing I know she comes over and has correctly spelled and written the word "iNsidE" on her paper. Wow...I knew she was spelling well, but this blew me away.

The funny from this week so far-

Well every Tuesday we head to the library and then go to lunch. Dad always gives her $10. But on Monday nights dad always asks her how much she needs. And she always responds "10 dollars" But not this Monday.....this week the conversation went something like this....

Dad- "How much money do you need?"
A- "25 dollars"
Dad- "No I give you 10."
A- "15"
Dad- "How about 12."
A- in her firmest voice "15"
LOL....the master negotiator got her 15 dollars to. It was so cute. She was not going lower than 15 LOL.

We are headed out of town tomorrow, have some fun field trips planned, so stay tuned for Sunday night when I post pics!