Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New homeschool post

There is a new post over on my homeschooling blog. Check it out!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Just popping in!

Hey! Just thought I would pop in and say hi to my bloggy readers!

Guess what. Its snowing. In April. I the Spring. Snow. *sigh*

Nonetheless, we got a lot accomplished today. I had been thinking of trading my Conversion Van for something smaller... an SUV or minivan. My only "beef" with this van is the parking. We live in the City and it won't fit in many of the parking garages here. So I usually have to park far away and walk. But, after thinking on it, I decided to keep it. We really want to do some traveling and camping this Summer and the big van will be comfy for that. And it really is in good shape. And we have put quite a bit of money into it, so its running great. So anyways, I decided to fix a few little things that we had been letting slide.

1) Someone stole the stereo out of it a few months ago. :( So we picked up a new one and Dave installed it for me. Its pretty cool. It even plays MP3s. I am thinking it will be fun to put some of the music we are studying in school on there to listen to in the van. Or maybe even audio books. Hmmm...

2) I bought me a card reader so that I can put MP3s on my SD Card for my stereo.

3) Dave was able to fix my cigarette lighter while he was in there. Now we can charge Nintendo DSs and cell phones! Yay!

4) New batteries for my alarm remote. To protect my new radio!

Next I need to go get my oil changed, do a tune-up... oh and Dave needs to go through the wiring and see why my dome lights don't work. Other than that a sticking a few screws in trim here and there we're good to go! I think we will be happy with the van. Especially the next time we decide to drive out to PA to visit my family! 1000 miles. One way.

So that's about it for me today.
There are a few posts over on my homeschool blog you could read if you're bored...
There will be another one within a day or two... we're going for a nature walk on Wednesday with my nature study group. So watch for that.


Friday, April 18, 2008

My new blog

I have started a new blog. No, I'm not moving again! This blog will be for our homeschooling and nature study things. I will continue to post here... I will guess it will be less often, as most of our life is school related, but we'll see how it goes. If you're interested in nature or homeschooling... or if you just want to see what we're up to when I'm not posting here you can visit us over there. I posted about our nature walk yesterday, by the way. :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Check this out!

Dave and I took the kids to the Minnesota Zoo the other day and this Lynx was in a playful mood.

The kids were running from one end of the glass to the other and the Lynx would chase them and pounce on the glass. It was so fun to watch! And so cool for the kids to be that close to a wild animal. Here's a photo I took of Tyler and the Lynx eying each other.

4-10-08 Playful Lynx @ MN Zoo

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Silly Dress-Up Baby

Here's little Miss Emily sporting Mommy's socks and Brother's hat. Isn't she gorgeous? :)

4-10-08 Silly Dress Up Baby 2

Sorry I haven't been posting much. Lots going on around here to keep us busy! I'll try to get back into the swing of things quick.

Oh! I started a Nature Study group. If you live in Minnesota and use nature in your homeschooling check it out! CM Nature Study in MN