Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Happy Easter!

What a joy to celebrate our risen Savior on this day (and every day!).   The night before we tried a new method for decorating eggs.  Shaving cream and food coloring.  It was fun and went well enough.  Not sure we will use that method again though.

Before heading out we snapped a few pictures of some of the little ones.

When we got to church we snapped a quick family picture.

We enjoyed an afternoon of sweet fellowship with a dear family.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Night at the Museum

Every year our co-op ends the year with a Night at the Museum to showcase what the older children have learned.  This year they've been studying the middle ages.  It was so much fun to watch them choose who in history they were going to represent, work on their speeches and work out their costumes.

Miss E was Grouch whom the character of MacBeth is based upon.  She put together her costume.  She even made the head dress in her art class where she learned to make chainmail.

Mr. R was a peasant.

Mr. M was excited that he got to be William Wallace.  He even managed to talk Daddy into getting him a big training sword for his costume...I'd only let him have it if he was willing we wear a kilt though.

Mr. S was a knight in the skit his class put together based on Beowulf.

We had a tour guide for the evening who brought us from room to room to hear the speeches etc.  Miss A managed to get a bit ahead of us with some of the other kids when moving on to the next room.  When we walked into the room we saw her planted right next to Miss E like she belonged we left her.  She sat so quietly and nicely listening to all of the speeches.  It was great!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spring Break

We were all excited about spring break this year.  No big plans, but with the mild winter we'd been having we figured we'd get out and about more this year than last.  True to Colorado spring break tradition we got to enjoy some snow....We started spring break with an extra day off.  We got a blizzard on Friday.  The kids had a blast playing in the snow on Saturday while a friend's tractor dug us out.

On Monday we went up to the zoo.  It was a beautiful day and the animals were all out enjoying the sun too.
Tuesday was our co-op day.  Since we're on Daddy's spring break he got to go with the kids while I had a quiet morning at home with Miss F and then went to coffee with a friend.  As the day went on our next storm started rolling in.

By morning the roads were all clear enough for most of the family to head over to the mining museum.  A few of us stayed behind for the morning and met up with the rest of the clan at Bass Pro for lunch and bowling.

By Thursday morning Mr. S and I where sick.  A stomach bug.  By Friday night others had it.  We finished out spring break resting and recovering.