Friday, March 19, 2010

My 34th birthday

my Publix birthday cake - I love Publix's cakes!
everyone getting a turn to blow out the candle

It was a beautiful day! I was able to take the three older kids to a children's theatre production, then we rambled around the university, eating ice cream and taking more pictures. Later we had dinner at the Dickie's Barbecue (because kids eat free in March and I hate spending money, even on my birthday, lol).

The next day was my birthday dinner at Brian's parents. His dad and mom made the boxes to replace some old canvas bins that hold our large amount of library books under the coffee table.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cheater's Guide to Saint Patrick's Day


Breakfast: Lucky Charms cereal - yeah, I know Irish oatmeal would be more nutritional, but want them to eat it Coloring pages to match. :^)

Lunch: Shamrock Toasties - if I get to the store in time to get the pepper

Reuben Casserole

Minty Irish Chocolate Cream Pie. Rather make a cake? I like this Celtic cross, but we've got two birthday cakes in our near future. These rainbow cupcakes are the coolest cupcakes ever.


We're doing this lapbook from A Journey Thorugh Learning this week, but there is one for free at Homeschool Helper, that you could pick activities from. Currclick also has a St. Patrick's day resource focusing on St. Patrick the missionary, as their weekly free product.

We started PBS Nature's program on Ireland and will finish it soon. It has that confusing level of Ice Age, poor dating evolutionary stuff that someday I'm going to figure out the correct interpretation of, but really interesting observations of ancient Ireland and the plants and animals of the island.

We watched these fascinating clips from a couple of days ago too.


Cute preschol crafts,

love this one, but I'm way too late to find the supplies - another year

I think I can handle this shamrock pin (or make it a magnet), but I like this even better.

We've got stroybooks and The Quiet Man and Darby O'Gill and so much more to work in too. So many things, so little time. More from me here and here, but be forewarned, I haven't checked these old posts for broken links.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pinewood Derby

Ethan did a great job building and painting his pinewood derby car and racing it for the first time this year. It didn't perform as well as he'd hoped, but it sure was a beauty.
everyone got a certificate - he just
wanted to win

second from the left

Monday, March 08, 2010

Anna's Mr.Ocax

We read Poppy as one of our read-alouds last month, and this is Anna's impromtu drawing.