Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Two snows in less than a month.  That is unheard of where we live.  Oh the fun we had.  Of course since we homeschool, we don't get off for snow days.  Our school was so fun, that the kids didn't even know we were doing school.

We have quite a few snow experiments going on in the kitchen. Writing our spelling words & math problems in the snow, calculating how far a snowball will go & then measuring it. Reading books about snow, researching snow vs. sleet.  Of course we had a lot of snowball fights, snow angels & flipping in the snow too.

 First, we discovered bird prints on our Welcome mat on the front steps.

 Will on a white blanket of snow.

Faith looked like a cute little Eskimo.

 Measuring the snow.  We had 4" when we measured here, 
but it was still snowing pretty good for a long time after this.  
We think we got 5 - 5 1/2 inches.

Collin causing an avalanche on Leia, our dog.

 Some of our math, a Venn diagram.

The kids enjoyed a Coke Snow Float.

We walked around the neighborhood so the kids could experience how it was many years ago, when they had to walk in the cold for miles & miles.  Half way around the block, I was beginning to regret this little experiment.   But it was fun.

After a snow fall, I love riding around looking at all the beautiful scenes.  We stopped by Target so the kids could climb a big snow mountain.
The boots we had were not water proof.  Poor Faith's feet were as pink as her jacket.  We stopped by Wal-mart to get the kids some rubber boots.  While we were there, we had fun with the sea gulls.  They were everywhere.

We also stopped at our local park.  After a little visit, Faith & I had to run by the house.  The boys & Daddy wanted to take a little adventure & walk to their grandparent's house which was just a little ways up the way.

The snow fun was not over yet.  We went to my sister-in-law's house for some snow sliding.  They had so much fun sliding with their cousins, Ashton & Nathan.


:Will snow sliding:

:Collin snow sliding:

Follow the pics to see how Faith's snow sliding went.

:Wipe out!:

Faith: "I'm okay!"

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Skating We Will Go

 I hadn't been skating in years.  Then with in a 2 month period, we go skating 2 times & ice skating.  This was the kid's first time doing both. 

 Will really picked it up & took off.  We don't have pictures
of Faith, but she did a great job too.

Once Collin got going, he was super on wheels.

We were treated to an birthday ice skating party by our friend, Audrey.  The kids had such a great time.  By the end of the day, everyone was able to let go of the side & skate, including me. (Sorry, not pictures)  It was so much fun.  Being from the south, I knew the ice was cold, but I forgot how cold it was in the room.  Buuurrr!!

Collin really loved it.  He was skating with out holding on in just about 30 min. 

Faith & one of our friends.  

Will was having so much fun.
Let's Eat Cake!