Ksena's 1st fish
I was able to take the girls fishing at the "ocean", my dad's small pond. Kasi caught a sun fish and so did Ksena. Ksena also caught another small fish, maybe a crappie I guess. I really don't know my fish. But the funny thing was my dad. We thought he had a prize winner on the hook until out came the big snapping turtle.
Kasi waiting for a bite
A surprise catch
Bring out the chop sticks!
Every year, I try to get a good shroom hunt in back home where I'm fron in SE Ohio. It is so hard to time when to go looking for mushrooms and year after year, it seems we are either late, or early one. This year was not much different, although we did find ONE mushroom. I told my girls that if we find one, we will find more. Sure enough, I was wrong. We went in two different spots and spent about 4 hours in the woods. It rained on us pretty good during the first 2 hours. All in all, it was fun to get out in the woods again even if we did only find one.
The girls recently attended an Olympics at Columbus Gymnastics Academy. It was a packed house with Nana and Pap in the audience as well cheering them on. In the end, they both received medals for their efforts, as did all the Tumble Katz that participated. It was a fun time for all.
Thank You Lord.
Waiting for the next routine.
Nice Routine! Now wave to the crowd.
Kasi and I are still studying birds for our science. Recently, we learned about the different types of feathers that birds have. After the lesson, we made a quill pen from one of our turkey feathers. Kasi thought that was cool, to write with a feather.
Kasi joined a class also now. What is great is that her and Ksena's classes are at the same time. They occupy different parts of the gym and rotate through in a circular fashion. This is good for mom because it means only one trip a week instead of two!
How about those outfits? That is my wife's creative sewing ability at work. Team USA all from Joanne Fabrics and a few days of hard work by my wife. Pictured here is Ksena on the beam getting instruction from her teacher.
We have been taking Ksena to the Columbus Gymnastics Academy each week for lessons. She is in the 3 year old class and loves it, but today they had an open gym hour, so Kasi decided to partake in the fun. It was only $4. She had a ball and is actually very good at most things. We tried to sign her up for the 5 year old class before but she was too shy back then for the structured class setting. Hopefully, after today, she will decide to join a class in the future. - Dad
We just returned from our annual homeschool conference. This was our third time attending and now I don't even flinch as my wife buys book after book after book. You see, I'm SOLD now, i.e. the purpose of this web site. I know that books are good and really required if you are homeschooling like we are.
It was a good conference as one of the pioneers of the homeschooling movement was a keynote speaker. Although, I must admit, that I was a little dissapointed that there were no Creationist talks this time around. I always enjoy that area of things. Oh well, maybe next year! - Bill