Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I am going to suspend this blog for the time being and only post to those northern skies.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

school pictures

This year, I managed to get out and take school pictures before January this year!! Yeah for me!!

My Mom made the girls' dresses. She does a great job picking just the right style for each girl.

I didn't post near all of them. :)

Last year's photos are here.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

walk this way

Tonight's special for Awanas was "Crazy Shoe Night."

Earlier this week, I thought it would be fun to let the girls paint their old Sunday shoes, but questioning K led me to the conclusion her shoes from last winter were gone.

However, I did some digging late yesterday and found them. So last night the girls picked spray paint colors and I painted their shoes. 

Then, this evening, right before Awanas, we decorated their shoes with silk flowers, silk leis, gems and hot glue!! 

Pretty cute!! Huh? I wouldn't mind walking this way!! :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012


On Saturday, we went to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival with some homeschool friends. As always, we had a great time.

We ate lunch when we got there and then we watched The Danger Committee. The oldest son of my close friend Penny was invited dragged on stage. He was a great sport. 

They even gave him a little money when he left, it was their plug for the donation hat after the show "You were entertaining when you were on the stage and so you deserved to be paid, It Is Only the Right Thing to Do!" Clever plan and advertising. We always enjoy The Danger Committee.

Then, most of the kids rode elephants. Here K and Jarod ride together. 

C steals a ring from the dragon on the jousting ride. 

Both the girls wanted to ride the giant rocking horse again. Last year, it was in an area where there was a fire so they weren't able to ride it. 

 We explored the secret forest by the invitation of King Oberon. One of our jobs while at the RenFest was to find anything relating to Shakespeare since our home school group is studying his plays this year.

The girls in stocks. Some days, I wish...oh, did I write that out loud?!! ;)

I posted about the weekend prior to the RenFest when we picked apples, went on a hike, and went to a Raptor Release on my other blog.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

ornithology and a bit of herpetology

Two Saturdays ago, we went on a guided birdwalk at a nearby County Park. I don't have a camera that works well for shooting birds unless I am right on the bird so I took photos of the watchers instead.

K has sharp eyes, in addition to spying so good bird sitings, she also spotted three snakes. Including this little hog-nosed snake.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012