Why the Tree of Life?


Dunagan's Party

Star Wars party, complete with awesome decorations...

awesome cake...

and beating Darth Vader (daddy) with pool noodle light sabers!
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Happy Birthday, Dunagan!

Dunagan turned six today!  Pictures and party details whenever we empty the camera.


Ayla and I are waiting outside Macaroni Grill while everybody else finishes eating.  She just strikes me as very 3 today.


Project Days

I've given each child their own day of the week for a project of their choice.  Kirven's choice was "science," and we have been having a lot of fun playing around with the Big Bag of Science.  I struggle with gathering materials for projects, so it has been nice to have it all (nearly) in one bag.



Dunagan bought a jigsaw puzzle while he was at NASA, and we just finished putting it together.


Illness in the Kingdom of Jewel

Kirven drew from the story 'Illness in the Kingdom of Jewel' yesterday.  It is a review story for Place Value.

Two Kumbas

Dunagan and I drew from the story Two Kumbas this morning.  He didn't want his drawing posted, so just mine is here.  He'll find the hidden 'L' tomorrow. Can you find it?


First Day

The boys are back from NASA.  They had a great time in spite of the mission being scrubbed and saw everything space related to their heart's content (and to the point my eyes would have been glazing over).  Ayla and I had a VERY nice time here at home, but oh how we missed our guys and are glad they are home safe and sound.

This morning, we started our summer term, and today is Dunagan's first day of First Grade!  He receive his own roll of crayons and a blank Good Book.  I led him in drawing darkness all around the outside.  As we colored yellow in the center, I talked about how long ago, some one figured out fire and clothing and shelter and alphabets and reading and machines and rockets to the moon.  And it was a little less dark each time.  Now he was also old enough to join people in learning and discovering new things.