Saturday, September 29, 2012

Our trip to Boonesborough

Our first stop was at Boone's Station




Next stop was the Fort Boonesborough were Daniel Boone
and many families first settled



A common home

A lady weaving

A store


A tool maker


Woodcarver

He was making charcoal from wood in the mud oven

The tin maker/Whitesmith

The Blacksmith


A shoemaker

Outside the gunpowder hut...he looks suspicious :)
What do you have in the bag kiddo?


We found a Keziah....just not our spelling :)


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

for the love of reading


It was time to go outside and play....well, at least I got him outside anyway!  His new Cul-de-sac books arrived today!  He has read 20 books so far with only 4 more left in the series :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Climbing trees

video
Maybe his nickname should be monkey!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Birthday boy and more

Today is our boy's 5th birthday!  We are going to have a 'whale' of a time tonight.....since he wanted a whale cake this year.  (Hope to post pics later)  I will be so glad when we finally move and unpack all my cake supplies!  I'm itching to do a big cake again!!  We spent the most part of our day at the Creation Museum and our boy got to pick out a present there.....of course he got a stuffed dinosaur *grin*.  I was also able to pick up the brand new American History curriculum that just came out by Debbie Lawrence "America from the beginning".  It is all biblically based with verses and God's hand woven all throughout the pages of history we will be learning.  Oh, and did I mention the curriculum costs $60 but with hubby's staff discount I paid $19.99!!!!!!!!   Have I said how much I love hubby's job *big grin*
In other news, all the kids but 1 (so far) have a cold.  We've been drinking the elderberry syrup hoping to nip it in the bud.  I've also got a new project going.  We are making lip balm from scratch!  The first batch turned out quite nice (peppermint this time round) made from beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E.  It made 10 tubes.  Next batch I'm going to try the sweet almond oil and lanolin.  I'll be trying out several recipes to find which one I like best.  Then we'll be experimenting with the many yummy flavors out there!!  It may be something we will look into selling.
5 years old



































Well....off to decorate a cake!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

beautiful baby and more of my boy








have to try these again

Some of our boy.....the black shirt didn't really work well and we shot in the evening, so the pics weren't as good....so I decided to try some black and white, and sepia instead :)






Tuesday, September 11, 2012

today's pics








































I need some new scenery....these pics are starting to look the same :)