Thursday, August 17, 2017

Happy August

Well, August rolled back around and here's what we've been up to so far...

Back to school!







Reading their "first day of school" notes from the teacher ;)




Owen was pumped about starting back to school!


AK eating her first day of school treat...


AK helping Owen practice his colors...


Claire practicing violin...


And reading!



Since school started back, my kitchen is constantly filled with art projects...




And science projects! This was one where we were comparing different types of preservatives to "mummify" apple slices. We are studying human anatomy this year so this experiment stemmed from historical understanding and study of anatomy, all the way back to the Egyptians and their mummies!


Of course we also have weightlifting as an elective.






And bike riding.


For a fun Saturday break, we had the uncles and aunts and cousins here for a little birthday celebration for Justice. Owen and Kaylee enjoyed filling up the kiddie pool. (Before their moms remembered to put their swimsuits on, of course.)





Lots of waterslide fun...














And hanging out fun.



 The big kids all crowded on the four wheeler...




...while Kaylee enjoyed almost an entire watermelon by herself.



Also, Jen and I wore the exact same outfit without any kind of planning. We must be sisters.




After the fun was over, we had even more fun by making a candy cell to learn about all the parts of human cells.





It looked very appetizing...


And tasted even better than it looked.