Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Planting a Garden?

I would first like to point out that we try to garden. We really have no idea what we are doing.  Each year it's the same thing.  We buy some seeds, tomato and pepper plants. I call my parents and ask the same questions each year, "What way do the potatoes go into the ground again?".  We are excited, this year will be different, we will weed and care for the garden.  Yes, this year will be different.

So, here we are picking out our seeds when the love of my life suggest a science project!  Let the kids start growing the plants inside, record the growth and then we will all transplant them to the garden.  I tried to get excited, I mean he suggested a project for the kids.  I secretly wished he would do the project with the kids.  But, he is lucky enough to be out of town and the little and I mean little seeds need to be planted.  There is no way the kids can back out of this project, the seeds are to small for my hands!  

To my surprise the boys enjoyed planting the seeds.  We had a few laughs because Mom read the directions but forgot what she read!  I had to dump the cold water out and put warm water in.  I had to keep adding water because I never bothered to actually measure the water...Yep. I am so into this project! Then the lid does not seem to stay shut or latch shut.  I was told to leave it, quit messing with it, it is fine...who is the teacher here again?  Let's not forget that I cannot figure out if I need to water these things or not.  It seems to look like I don't, there is a lot of water at the bottom of the pan, moisture (green house type) and I dumped some water out.  Anyway, if it fails I am off to the store to buy some plants...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lego Creation Thursday

My little THING 1 had his birthday in March.  He specifically asked his Grandma and Grandpa for the Lego Kingdom's Jail.  He was so excited that they found it and gave it to him.  He chose to put it together a few Saturday's ago when his dad was told to stay off of his foot.  Thing 1 asked dad to sit by him while he put his creation together.  Dad sat and sat and sat...didn't need to help him one bit but Thing 1 loved that his dad was there---watching.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Flat Travelers - Washington

Did you know that the state of Washington is the only state named after a President?  I bet you did, you just never thought about it!  Our flat traverler's went to visit folks in Washington.  A few of the things the travelers did while visiting in Washington were:

Lewis and Clark trail

Wild life park in Oregon

Going back to Washington

co-op carnival

The flat travelers also went to puppy training class, visited a reptile in a cage and crossed the Columbia River. Over all, our traveler had a blast on their trip. We enjoyed hearing about what they did when they were gone.

We need to sign up for the May swap over at the Facebook group:  Homeschool Swapping Adventures to continue filling our geography notebook.