Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Another Scherenschnitte for Sheri

Here Sheri, This is one that Daniel did. See, I told you he does a much better job then me. He doesn't leave "fuzzies" as he likes to call them (a not "clean" cut.) Sometimes it's hard not too!

Monday, September 29, 2008


We have come across an old art called Scherenschnitte. We decided to take it up. It is tedious but the results are well worth it. Sheri wanted me to post a picture of one that I have done. I got this pattern from http://www.geocities.com/heartland/valley/8063/scher_examples.htm . This site also explains how it can be done. The picture below is my finished product. The saying on the page is printed from the computer and is not paper cut. Hope you enjoy looking at it! If you have some spare time, give it a try!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hannah's 3rd birthday!

Here's her birthday cake.

Breakfast time - Pancakes with icing smiley faces.

One of her presents

Hannah and her cake.

Blowing out the candles

The Discovery Center

The girls playing with an old-fashioned ice-cream cart.

Hannah scooping up some ice-cream.

Hannah being a bank teller.

The girls in the news room.

Hannah's Birthday

We went to the discovory center on Hannah's birthday. Here's a picture of the girls after they got out of the car.

Josiah in the bike section of the discovery center.

Hannah in the bike center of the discovery center.

Felicia peddling away.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

More of Field Trip

Felicia and Hannah walking through the Aviary.

Daniel & Josiah in the aviary.

Felicia and some of the other children on the playground.

Field Trip Day!

On Friday, we went on a field trip with some other home-schoolers. We went to the Ross Park Zoo. It was a nice time. I plan on taking more trips with this group in the future.
Here is Felicia at the zoo, balancing on a beam.

Here all 3 kids piled in the wagon but not for long. Felicia was sitting on Josiah and he wasn't too fond of that.

Here's Felicia walking along to see more animals. We had just saw wolves and reindeer.

Here is Felicia with some other children, watching the bear.

The lady who "heads" the group had printed off a list of different of the animals that were at the zoo and the children then would cross off each animal as they saw it. Felicia enjoyed this part, making sure she got every animal.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Felicia and I did an activity called quilling. This was her favorite part. You took paper strips and rolled them around a toothpick. Then you glued them together to make a special design. We made a snowflake. Felicia's looked more like a flower. It is a really cool craft!

Time for work and play!

The girls got a chance to wash the laundry - - - - old-fashioned style.

Hannah playing a marble game.

Felicia with a "rolling hoop"

Troy Heritage Festival

A couple from our church are into the civil war reenactments. They asked us to come to the Troy Heritage Festival where they would be setting up camp. Here are some pictures of the day. Terren, dressed in civil war costume, holding Hannah.

This is a picture of them getting ready to set off the cannon. This is the one part that our friends do.
Here's a picture of the "Commander" (our friend Randy) telling the crowd about the cannons and how they work etc...

Here's Felicia making a rag doll. Mommy and hannah made one too but Mommy was taking the pictures and helping Hannah so, we did not get any pictures of us.

Daniel and Randy sitting by a fire and visiting.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Help! She's growing up!

Our little girl is growing up. Today we got up and had breakfast. Felicia was getting dressed and came to me and said "Mom, I have a loose tooth". Well, I checked and sure enough, she did. This was around 9:00. Before 10:00, she had pulled it. Below is a picture of her smiling with her gaping hole!
Hannah thought it was great that Felicia lost one of her teeth and is acting like she lost one too. She wanted me to take a picture of her too.

Here's a picture of the prized first tooth!

After supper tonight, Felicia came to me and told me that she has another loose tooth. Sure enough, she does. I hurried up and took these pictures before she decides to pull that one too. She is getting $1.00 for her tooth and now, her battle-cry is "I'm going to get rich!" (She's planning on pulling every tooth in her mouth from the sounds of it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Felicia's First Day of School

Today was Felicia's first day of Kindergarten. We decided to home school her this year. Here she is all smiles right before we begin. She had a good day and was a good student.

Below Felicia looks busy at work on a worksheet.

Below is a bulletin board for the room. It has the Pledge of Allegiance which we are attempting to learn!

Finally, a "small shot" of the room. Already, it has been changed around though. It worked but I think how it is set up now will work better. Will maybe post pictures of the new set-up later. Pray that I will have the patience to do this for the whole year!

More of Felicia's Birthday

Below is another picture of Felicia at Cracker Barrel. She wanted chocolate milk!
Here is Felicia with her cake. It was nothing fancy this year but worked!

Below is a cut piece of the cake. It was "checkerboard style."

Felicia's Birthday

On Felicia's 5th birthday, she wanted to go to Cracker Barrel. Here are her, her Daddy, Josiah and Hannah trying out the rocking chairs on the front porch. She had never been there before and really enjoyed it. I think she was kind of embarrassed when they came out with a special dessert for her and sang Happy Birthday to her. The best part was though was when she got to pick out a special lollipop from the store! It was a good day for her.