Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekly Wrap-up!

I can't really say that we got a whole lot accomplished this week. Hunter and Dakota went on a fishing weekend with their Great-Grandfather, so we had to find something equally fun for the little people to do. We chose to take them to Deanna Rose Farmstead, it's one of those incredible resources that we have in our area, free of charge and absolutely beautiful. It has butterfly gardens, some animals like bison, eagles, owls for viewing, petting zoo, I could go on and on. My father-in-law went with us and really enjoyed his day with the kids. The highlights of the day were the ride-on tractors and the catch and release fishing.Ry and Sissy with Grandpa, don't they look like they were having a great time. Grandpa was having a blast. The next couple pictures are of the guys riding and racing, don't they look scary competitive in the first one.

Sissy was the fisher of the day, she caught three fish, can you tell that she really had no desire for that fish to get anywhere near her!!

After the boys got home on Wednesday, we concentrated on Algebra and Art. We're slowing down in Algebra, what I thought was review turns out the boys feel like they've never seen before. Oh well, we'll slow down and make sure we 'get it'. Hopefully next week we'll actually get some work done, lol. We also got some impromptu nature study done, the kids were all playing out front and came across the following wildlife.

Turns out the bigger snake was dead, I'm not sure if he somehow tangled himself or if he maybe ingested a poisoned mouse. Either way the big one was dead and the little one was alive and eventually left, it's a little disconcerting though that I keep seeing snakes around. I really don't like snakes! The spider was also on the side of our house, I'm not sure what kind he was but we're looking into it, he was huge and was beautifully colored.
Anywho, not a productive week, but a pretty fun one. Head on over to Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers to see how other folks spent their week.


Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

It sounds like you all had a great week! I love fishing, though we don't get to go often.

I'm fairly certain that's a writing spider you've got there. We've had a couple of them in our yard. One, we kept around for a long time. I named her Charlotte (a la Charlotte's Web) and refused to let my husband knock her web down. She actually laid an egg sac, but it got knocked down before the babies hatched.

Kara said...

How wonderful that your boys got to spend time with their great grandpa! Ew to the snakes and spider, although that IS a pretty cool looking spider! Sounds like a great week!

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

My kids still have some great grandparents in their lives, it's such a blessing!

Great nature shots by the way!

SmallWorld at Home said...

Oh my goodness, those snakes!! I'm a big fan of wildlife, but that would have sent me hollering!

AF Wife99 said...

What a blessing to be able to get together with the grand and great-grand parents! Being in the military, that doesn't happen a lot for us. Great "nature" shots there! Although sometimes the nature gets a little too close for me!

Tammy said...

Thanks for your comment. I tried to comment on your Wordless Wednesday post, but it wouldn't work. That picture is SO cute.
It looks like you guys had a great time in all these photos too. Those kids look so happy. It's really a blessing to have grandparents. My husbands parents live in another state. My parents are both gone to heaven, so I find it amazing that someone still gets to be with a a great grandparent. You are blessed!