Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

National Aquarium Trip

Thanksgiving week is meant for resting and eating and giving thanks, not "doing school."  I think it's odd that because the school calendar has to have kids in school for a certain number of days that they actually attempt to have school in this week.  People are focused on traveling and cooking, getting through airport security unmolested...stuff like that, not getting homework done.  We called it a week with one field trip to the National Aquarium.  I was hoping for some wonderful photos of the kids gazing at fish, but it's just too doggone dark!  All aperture priority photos turned out blue, and all non-flash photos turned out blurry, no matter how hard I braced the camera.  These are the "best" of my horrible photo day.  Anyway, it was a wonderful, relaxing day.  Molly hardly said anything all day until she got home and told Daddy all about it.  She sat in the kitchen and just jabbered at him for about 30 minutes.  She's decided she no longer wants to be a horse trainer, but rather would like to be a dolphin trainer.  Oh, and apparently she thinks her dad should retire from his current job and become a shark feeder or dolphin trainer at the aquarium.  Wouldn't that be exciting?  "My dad is a DOLPHIN TRAINER!" Life doesn't get any better than that when you are five, does it?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Leaf Jumpin'

The kids love to rake leaves and jump in them.  Once we got the trampoline, they discovered that they could load all the leaves onto the trampoline, and then "jumping in the leaf pile" took on a whole new dimension.  Here is this year's extravaganza...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall 2010

So much has happened, and I've been recording the weekly updates at The Accidental Homeschooler, so I've fallen behind on keepin up with Two Cats...Anyway, rather than bore myself with wordy descriptions of our life, I'm going to let the photos do the explaining for me.

The basement and storage room re-do

Ready for school to start

First day of school

Our little learning area

Our Godson, Joshua, celebrated 5 years

Joshua's birthday party was Matty's first balloon gig!

We raised and released Monarch butterflies

Matty did an excellent presentation on Charlemagne

Matty's Balloon Guy

Molly is doing great in her Classical Conversations class!

We picked our very first homegrown apple

Got it!

They both started gymnastics

Matty popped corn in the name of science


Rebekah McLeod did a concert at our house!

It was a wonderful, cozy, and intimate musical experience!

 We attended the Maryland Renaissance Festival with friends

And took a lovely two-day getaway to the mountains in West Virginia

playing in the hot tub at our cabin

Fishing for minnows

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another Birthday...(they're coming too fast!)

My Tiny Baby Boy turned 9 this week.  His celebration consisted of a drawn-out week of events.  Two different sleepovers with his best buds, a trip to the National Building Museum for a Lego exhibit there, and of course, a dinner of his own choosing (spaghetti, of course).  There are not a lot of photos from this birthday, but it happened anyway, and we all had fun!