Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words

These pictures are in reverse order, but I didn't want to take the time to reorganize them. As you can see we celebrated Easter, did some turkey hunting and played "babies" with Little J.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Because Sitemeter tells me that Google is sending lots of readers to this post. Here's the hot commodity.

Recipe for Broccoli-Cranberry Salad

Full Pink Moon

April's moon is named for the wild pink phlox that start showing themselves this time of year. This moon can also be called the Paschal moon due to its proximity to Easter. The first Sunday after the Paschal (spring) moon is Easter. And indeed, Easter is this coming Sunday. Technically tonight will be the full moon, but it sure looked full to us last night. For more info on the Native American naming of moons go here.

This picture was taken with a flash.

Nothing to do with the full moon, but just because my baby boys are so cute. I caught Ray holding Little J's hand and watching him while he slept. The hand picture didn't turn out so it'll have to be one of my special memories. But this close up can be shared with the world. Enjoy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Our Life in Pictures

Since it's been about 2 weeks from my last post, I will just share a bunch of pictures which reflect what we've been up to. I really wish I had time to comment on Obama's appearance on Leno and Hilary Clinton's juxtaposition, visiting Our Lady of Guadalupe and receiving the Margaret Sanger award. However, I am short on time and it's much easier to just upload some pictures and focus on the fun we've been having. In no particular order here's what's been happening.

My little St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun

Little J enjoying his first taste of rice cereal.

Our Lenten decorations Lee baked cookies for the Lent mission night bake sale.
We studied the state of Hawaii last week so Lou made a salt dough volcano which we erupted the next day.
Our trapper - his coonskin cap made from one of his catches
Another twirl skirt

We did more chemistry this week. First, we checked for oxygen amounts in different sized jars. To do this we placed 1/2 inch of water in a pie plate. Then placed a lit candle in the middle. Once the jar was placed over the candle we began timing until the flame went out. We used pint, quart, and gallon sized jars. It was way fun and if you watched close enough you could see the water level rise just a tad as the oxygen was used up.

Then we checked to see if the bubbling action of hydrogen peroxide is giving off oxygen. We lit a toothpick on fire and blew it out until the tip was red hot. Then when lowered into a test tube filled with hydrogen peroxide (and manganese dioxide as a catalyst)the toothpick flamed up again. So we deduced that oxygen was the gas.

It was a full week here at Camp Homeschool and this week will be the same. We plan on taking a break from regularly scheduled classes to enjoy Holy Week fully.