HEAV Blog Post!!

Hello all -

Guess what – I am going to be writing posts for the HEAV Blog.  These posts will be about science, hands on fun, field trips and whatever else I can get away with.  :-)

My first post will be appearing tomorrow — 10/8/13 — WooHoo!!

But as my loyal readers you get a preview of what’s going to appear . . . Just a little one though –

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Intrigued yet?  Good – be sure to check out the HEAV blog on 10/8 for my post.  If you can’t wait, go check out the post from last week from Kyndra Steinmann who blogs at Sticks, Stones and Chicken Bones.  Last week Kyndra wrote a post entitled “Are you Being Kind?”  It was a great post – be sure to go check it out.

See you tomorrow at the HEAV blog.

We started school!

So up until this point I was either preparing for school and then starting school.  So, it’s been busy.  However – just a treat – here are a few of the things we have done and things that I will hopefully be posting about soon.

Also – awesome news – I am going to be guest posting on the HEAV blog about science stuff.  I love science stuff – whenever I do a post there I will post a link here – HEAV is so awesome – Thanks for letting me talk science!!

So here is what has been going on around here lately -

Rearranged rooms so Bug now has a room on the same level as Princess and the Oldest has his own space.

Rearranged rooms so Bug now has a room on the same level as Princess and the Oldest has his own space.

Made homemade butter in the mixer

Made homemade butter in the mixer.

Made a necklace for my sister's birthday!

Made a necklace for my sister’s birthday!

Went camping with Princess and American Heritage Girls.

Went camping with Princess and American Heritage Girls.

Visited Va Soaps and Scents.

Visited Va Soaps and Scents.

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Sewing at Grandmommy and Grandpa’s house.

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We did a bit of driving . . .

Found a great nature crafts book at the library.

Found a great nature crafts book at the library.

Visited Six Flags Grand Adventure and Safari using our free tickets from  the Read to Succeed program!

Visited Six Flags Grand Adventure and Safari using our free tickets from the Read to Succeed program!

Cub Scout Bike Rodeo

Cub Scout Bike Rodeo

Made Butter Milk Cinnamon Rolls -- NOTE: The recipe said "Easy Peasy" -- this was NOT Easy Peasy, but it was tasty.

Made Butter Milk Cinnamon Rolls — NOTE: The recipe said “Easy Peasy” — this was NOT Easy Peasy, but it was tasty.

Cub Scout camping at the Reading Phils Stadium.

Cub Scout camping at the Reading Phils Stadium.

Got a new pet - Hoppy the American Toad

Got a new pet – Hoppy the American Toad

Built a construction site for Bug's birthday.

Built a construction site for Bug’s birthday.

Ok, so here is the thing — I like them all – so what do you want to hear about first?  Do you want to know how to make a contained construction site?  How about camping with American Heritage Girls, Cub Scouts, or Boy Scout Summer Camp?  Do you want to know how to get free tickets to Six Flags?

Let me know . . .

 

 

 

The Changing of the Rooms

So – Bug doesn’t like to sleep in his room.  Why – because he is 4 and it is upstairs and not close enough to Mommy, plus he currently shares with his brother who is 13 and doesn’t always appreciate the toys all over the floor.

While we do have guests we have decided to change out guest room into Bug’s room and then when guests come, they can sleep in his room.  This makes more sense as Bug is here all of the time and the guests are here occasionally.

So here are a few shots of the before and during – once I get to the after (whenever that may be) I will post those as well.  Actually – I didn’t take before before pictures – so I guess I am really posting during and a little later during pictures.  But you get the idea.  :-)

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Yes, the sofa bed is blocking a door – why is that ok?  Because it is a door to a closet that was in the original part of the house and the door is about 2 foot off of the floor.

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The box on top is trash, the dresser is Bug’s dresser and is going to be moved soon.

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Princess and Bug were playing fort in the guest room at one point – here are all of the blankets and pillows and such that they were using.

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Yeah!  The bed has been moved and even made!  He is so excited to sleep in his new room!

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From the doorway – the shelf and sofa are staying on the left – the puzzle shelf between the sofa and bed is going . . . somewhere.  The dresser is going to be moved farther back to the right so that it is up against the wall.  The pile of pillows and foam in the middle is currently a hiding place – both Princess and Bug were in there when I took the pictures!

How often to you rearrange?  Do you rearrange for fun, for a change or for function?

mcrooker – Homeschooler On The Edge

Leave a message at the beep . . .

Ok – so at this point I have been planning on posting about

  • the HEAV convention

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  • the vendors I saw at HEAV

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  • doing some reviews of the awesome stuff I got
  • posting about some cool field trips we have been on (including an Aquarium, the Crayola Experience, and an airport)

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  • I also wanted to start sharing about the great Bible study I am in right now.

Here’s the thing – it is almost 1 am, I have gotten up early the last two days (once for a field trip, once for Bible study), we are visiting friends tomorrow, I have to get my boy packed for Boy Scout Summer camp and this weekend me and bug are going to a baseball game / spend the night on the field camping thing!

So here is my plan – I will post these things – eventually – for now, expect short to non-existent posts – things that I can easily do from my phone at stop lights – or random posts like this.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, then feel free to leave a message at the beep.