Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A little of this and a little of that!

Last night we got the rest of the garden planted! We now have a row of lettuce, radishes, and carrots. We have 3 rows of green beans, 2 hills of cucumbers. A row of 6 yellow squash plants, 6 roma tomato plants, 6 green pepper plants, 6 jalapeno plants, and 6 early girl tomato plants. The only plants we have not planted yet are the zucchini plants, they haven't arrived yet at the nursery. It was such a special time last night because everyone had their hand in planting the garden. We didn't even have to "pull teeth" to get the children to help. They actually wanted to help us. In our study last night we came across 1 Thessalonians 4:11 "Study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands." That verse kept going through my head last night.

We had a good day of school. One thing we did was read "Stone Soup". Then we made little books in the shape of a pot and wrote/drew the ingredients of the soup. The children want to make the soup tomorrow for supper. Since they will be with Grandpa and Grandma they might love doing that with them. I always loved this books as a child.

Tomorrow we will be heading out to Rochester for the NYS LEAH homeschool convention. We are very excited for a number of reasons. First, we are starting up a support group here in our area and we will be attending our first meeting which includes a great dinner! Second, this is our first time the the convention and we have a number of workshops we are attending. Third, there is a lot of vendors that will be on hand to answer any questions we might have about certain books, ect. Last but not least by any means we, meaning JUST my dh and myself will be going! We will be able to just stroll and have a nice relaxing time.

I tried to add a couple of pictures with no luck. I'll try back a little later and see if I can.


Lauren said...

I think they remember those hands-on projects for longer than anything else. (And us mommas do too...we mommas? what's the proper grammar there?)

Hope you have fun at your conference!

BarbaraLee said...

Sounds like they had fun. I think I planted my garden to early for a few things.
Your right. They are for cabinets. It's funny how things are put together like a puzzle. Most of the time we can figure it out how things are put together. But there are some cabinets we scratch our heads over.