Friday, February 17, 2017

Youngest and Oldest

Harrison lost his two front teeth!

Liz just finished this sweater. I think she only redid it twice. Maybe three times. I can't remember. But it's so pretty!

Friday, February 10, 2017

San Antonio Museum and Stock Show

I thought this Japanese vase was so exquisite!

We've been working our way through the museums that San Antonio offers. I think we started a year ago and we finally got to the third one this week. We try to go on the free days, so that's one reason it's taken a while. Tuesday evenings just don't lend themselves to "museum." But we made it, and the kids Loved it! They made sure we got to all of it even though we adults were a little tired.

There was a lot of this kind of interaction.

Roman mosaic.

Liz credits.

Liz credits.

And then someone sent out free passes for opening day at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. What is homeschooling for if not to scrap an afternoon of books and head to the barn?

Lady working on a sand sculpture.

I think Harrison enjoyed this the most: uncovering dinosaur bones. I thought all the little kids in cowboy hats and boots were cute.

There were a Ton of animals in the petting zoo. 
Sheep, goats, pigs, fawns, donkey, chickens, llama, alpaca.....

Don't get too near this one.

Elizabeth is entering this cake in the Baked Goods contest at the rodeo tomorrow. This is a first for her ~ a competition. Reminds me of my days in 4-H. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

5th Raft, 1st Draft

Elizabeth made her 5th raft ~ 
this time out of large grape juice bottles (the kind communion prep people at church saved them for us every week for 20 or so weeks). We took it to Cibolo Creek before it cooled off around here. We've been having foggy, drizzly Seattle weather this past weekend.

Someone in the neighborhood was getting rid of Christmas paper, so several kids got wrapped.

This is a beautiful Liz picture. 
She captured this just a step or two from home. Hard to believe that we have that beauty at our fingertips.

And the Kirby family invited Elizabeth to teach a group how to decorate Valentine cookies. She made some money and had fun. You go, girl! And thank you, Kirbys!

We braved the Rolling Oaks Mall today. Since the shooting, I had only gone back once to see about my purse. But it was a rainy day and the kids were wanting to get out of the house, so we went to their play area. There was more security around. I figure this might be one of the safest times to be there because of everyone being on high alert. This guy above was sitting near JC Penney playing the ukulele. You can't beat that.