Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Science Fun!

Today we imagined we were geologists called to an earthquake disaster site to analyze rock samples. We measured each rock taken from the site, to learn the width, length, and volume of each one. Scientists could use this data to draw conclusions about the nature of the earthquake.


We used a ruler to measure the length and width of our rock, a scale to measure the mass, and a large measuring cup with water to measure the volume. Afterward, we traded rocks and took the measurements of a different one. We graphed the results while discussing the importance of collecting careful and precise data in science, which allows scientists to form correct conclusions.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Pink Party!

Tonight our church hosted a Pink party. While Katie was at youth group, Francesca and I decided to go check it out. We were glad we did!


There were fun games, crafts, yummy food and even a photo booth.

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I loved just sitting back and watching her have such a blast. She got to spend time with old friends she doesn’t see much, and new friends she absolutely adores, so it was a good night.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Horse Riding!

For a long time, Katie was the horse lover in our family. And then one day, she decided she didn’t really love horses anymore, and she was done with lessons. Fast forward about a year, and we have a new one obsessed!

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I have to say, I was more than a little excited that Frankie decided she wanted to ride. There’s just something about hanging out in a barn-the brisk fall air, the smell of hay, the friendly dog running around, and of course the horses-I just love everything about it!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall Rocks!

Today was a beautiful day to get outside with our Frontier Girls/Quest Group for a hike!


One of the many, many reasons we love homeschooling is our ability to spend the afternoon enjoying the unseasonably warm fall day with friends!!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Apple Farm Field Trip!

Today was our annual field trip to the local apple farm with our homeschool group. It was a little chilly with the wind, and a lot of the apples had fallen, but these crazy kids still enjoyed it!





Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Science Fun!

Continuing on with our volcanoes unit, this week we created inventions to help scientists discover new information about volcanoes.


Bish invented a vehicle that drove up the side of the volcano, taking rock samples for testing.


Katie invented a drone that flies into lava to collect samples and take videos.


Frankie invented a camera that projects holograms of photos, and tells scientists about the makeup of volcanoes.

In addition to researching and creating, the girls got to practice their public speaking skills this week as they shared with us about their inventions!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Beach Day!

I love the ocean. The salt air and sound of the waves replenishes my soul like nothing else can. As we came to the end of the summer without our annual week at the ocean, I was feeling depleted and discouraged.

It was at the perfect moment that my BFF suggested a day trip to the beach with the kids. I was so excited!!


We sat on the beach with our feet in the sand, listening to the waves. We walked, we ate, and we enjoyed each other’s company. It was heavenly.



And of course, no trip would be complete without the selfies!

It was a beautiful with our best friends, and we left feeling relaxed and refreshed. I was so thankful to get some time at my favorite place on earth before the cold strikes!

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