Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Date Day

The big girls had History Club today, so Devon and I decided to go hiking for our date.  We went to Percy Warner.  It was a beautiful day!  I've been here many times and seen these stairs, but I've never been up them.

 It was quite the workout:-)


 We took the 2.5 mile loop once we made it up the stairs.
 Someone started getting sleepy.
 That hiking is hard work!
 She was not too happy about us being done and ending her nap, but my legs were jello:-)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Daddy's Little Helper

You have to love a man who does the dishes.  You have to really love a man who does the dishes and lets the 17 month old help!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Flat Gwen's Visit

The girls have been participating in a Flat Stanley group on Facebook.  We mail our flat to a family and get one in the mail in return.  This month we have had Flat Gwen visiting from West Virginia.
Story took her to guitar lessons.
 We took her to the downtown library's homeschool day.
She helped Story work on her ink stamp picture.

 She helped Cadence and Story dye paper.
Lyric took her picture with one of the tall buildings while we were downtown.
 We went shopping for Halloween stuff and took her on a picnic with us.
 We took her to a PowWow.

 She played in the teepee with Story and Cadence and pretended to build a fire.
 She posed with the girls and one of the dancers.
 She joined us at the zoo for Halloween.  We dressed her as a ghost.

 We all thought this skeleton was creepy, but Gwen really wanted to pose with him while we were at the zoo!
 She joined us for a family night of carving pumpkins and a Halloween version of Scattergories.


She helped the girls bake Halloween cookies.
She even licked the beater!
Baking cookies was messy work!
We did shadow puppets.

We took her to Cumberland Park.  She enjoyed the see saw with Story
and had a turn with Lyric and Coda.
She went rock climbing with Story.
The girls posed with Gwen in front of downtown.
The girls LOVE to go up the glass elevator at the park!  They were excited to take Gwen up it!
It's hard to see her, but here she is on the pedestrian bridge:-)
Before sending her back, Story had to give her a ride on her unicycle.
We had a great time with Gwen and look forward to getting Flat Grace back soon:-)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014


 The girls were so excited to go trick or treating!  Devon and I didn't have quite the excitement since it was 40 degrees outside with a windchill in the 30s!  This was their third time to dress up this year, Lyric is Heromine Granger from Harry Potter, Story is a vampire, Cadence is Ms Frizzle from The Magic School Bus.  Coda was a ballerina, but since it was so cold tonight we talked her into being a pumpkin.  Well, I say we actually Story and Cadence somehow convinced her to wear it.  When we went to the zoo and the Halloween party she wanted nothing to do with the pumpkin costume!




 Coda didn't go up to every house because it was so cold, but she did go up to a few.

She enjoyed a Kit Kat when we got home. 
There was some major candy trading going on when we got home!


Cuddle Bugs

I walked into the living room to find this this morning.  Coda had a tight grip on Lyric and wouldn't let go.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Coda ' s New Favorite

Coda loves hummus! It was one of her first foods and she has always loved it. She eats it with a spoon, with her fingers, or dipping veggies. Well, I think she has a new favorite! Story talked Devon into buying a jar of big pickles. Seems that Story isn't the only one to like them!




Typical Friday Night

The girls had some frozen pizza and watched a movie tonight while Devon and I watched Dateline. This is what Friday night usually looks like around here.
Don't you just love Story's hat? She's been asking for a hat for awhile now. Devon told her when she found one under $10.00 he would buy it. She's worn it everyday since she got it! Even with her jammies:-)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Circus Girl

Story practiced her unicycle today. She wants to be in the circus and ride it across a tight rope when she grows up. But first, we've got to learn to ride it on the ground; -)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I Love Unschooling!

I know I've said it before, but I love Unschooling! Almost every day my kids do or say something that shows me we've made the right decision for our family.
Story NEVER uses punctuation! I think it's kind of a defiance thing for her, "You're supposed to do this - well, I'm not going to!" It drives Lyric crazy! She tells her all the time that she needs to use punctuation, but I rarely bring it up unless I'm telling her I can't read something she has written.
I recently found a Facebook page set up for homeschoolers to find pen pals.  Lyric and Story both found their first pen pal.
Story wrote her letter today.  She sat down to write it and said, "Mama, will you help me with the punctuation?  I want her to know what I'm trying to say."
There was no arguing or fighting about how important punctuation is, but when it was important to her she decided to use it:-)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lyric ' s New Do

Lyric has wanted her hair cut up to her ears for a few weeks now. Tonight we did it. Super cute!