Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The last few weeks in pictures...(part 2)

Playing on the beach at South Padre Island--our first time being to the Gulf of Mexico. It was cold (for what we've been used to) and rainy, but we all had fun playing in the water, collecting shells while having the beach basically to ourselves.

We have a new Cub Scout in the house!

Learning about a rainbow, the letter 'R' and made a craft to review.

The boy lost 2 teeth--bringing the grand total to 6 teeth lost in the past 12 months.

The man of the house cleaning out the rain gutters. They work MUCH better now when a rain storm hits.

The last few weeks in pictures...(part 1)

Box day--Rob and the boys had fun opening our homeschool curriculum when it arrived.

Lounging on the slide at our favorite local park.

Working hard on a math assignment.

The first day of school--the boys left the house out of the back door, walked around to the front door, rang the doorbell and came in for their first day of school. Next year, I plan to put a special surprise in each of their backpacks since I wasn't organized enough to think of it this year.

Aidan and Hedwig, his felt finger puppet owl friend.

Monday, September 14, 2009

How Aidan Would Make an Apple Pie.

Aidan and I are currently doing a unit study on apples, Johnny Appleseed and Fall for homeschool, so of course, we are talking about things that you can make with delicious apples. We (um, mostly I) made applesauce last week, but after we read the book How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, apple pie has been on our minds. So much so that Aidan asked me to make some for dinner Saturday night. His asking me that led me to ask him how HE would make an apple pie, and this is what he said.

We would need 12 apples so we could make an apple pie. Then we would need to listen to instructions so we can make an apple pie.

We would need flour and ice cream (to make it white). If we had most of the right things, we could make it.
(I tried to ask him what else we'd need - he said, "It's in the 'structions, Mama."). We could shop at H.E.B. and Walmart to get the things we need.

We would have to bake our pie in the oven at 300 degrees for 2 hours. The pie will taste good and it will be cold because it will have a lot of ice cream in it.

Truly, I'm quite surprised that he didn't say that we needed to travel the world to find the ingredients like the girl in the story. ;)