Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We have been....

Reading under the Snuggies.
Enjoying the beautiful weather.

Building obstacle courses in the back yard.

Celebrating with Caleb on his 2nd place in Sparring at the Regional TaeKwonDo Championships.
Presenting history projects.
Lukey too!
Dressing up for Halloween.
Defending our country.
Playing free Putt-Putt at the boys' favorite place. (Free putt putt for everyone in costume!!)

Attempting to make hole in ones.

Keeping the city of Beaumont safe from crime.

Traveling home in style.
The End.

Friday, November 13, 2009


The boys can not get enough of these two books we found at the library:
Learn to Draw Race Cars and
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Trucks and Trains

At bedtime Luke does not want me to read books to him, he wants me to sit and draw with him.

Luke's masterpiece! He did it all by himself!

Deep in concentration.

#24 by Caleb.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Numbers and Places

40 days until Aaron graduates.

46 days until Christmas.

53 days left in 2009.

Numerous resumes Aaron has sent to open jobs in 6 states:

Texas, Wisconsin, California, New York, Colorado, Arizona.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. I Peter 5:7 (NLT)

And my favorite:
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Meet Aesop

Caleb's drama class presented six short Aesop Fable's after school. Caleb was Aesop and introduced himself (Aesop) and his stories.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Too Much Information

The boys and I went to the Houston Zoo for a field trip with our homeschool group.

Lukey's favorite animal at the zoo was the meerkats. He absolutely loved them. He asked me to please take a lot of pictures.

He brought home a stuffed animal meerkat from the zoo. (Luke was doctoring him up here.)

The next day we made a quick trip to the library for some books about meerkats. That night at bedtime Luke asked for me to please read him these books. The first book we went right through, then the second book I ran into trouble. On one page it went into great detail about meerkat mating and had a picture! I am not ready to go there with my 5 year old. I tried to quietly skip that page, but Luke noticed and got upset that I tried to skip the page. Caleb was on the bed with us and heard the commotion. I finished the book and both boys wanted to know why I had skipped the page. Grrrrr! So I explained the page was about mating and how God created both people and animals to mate and that it takes a boy meerkat and a girl meerkat to make a baby meerkat and then we read the page and looked at the picture. Caleb said, "We know all about that from love bugs." Okay then.

Aaron said I should have just read the page at first and not made a big deal about it. Easy for him to say, he was on the couch.

Lesson learned here: some children's books have TMI!