Friday, November 25, 2011

Monticello Field Trip

Since we were in the area, we decided to tour Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's home).  We were able to tour all of the estate including the gardens, the house, and the outbuildings.  They even had a children's educational center there.  It was a wonderfully fun and educational day!

Luke and Eli outside the visitor's center.

The Gravesite.

Our family overlooking the gardens.

Love this picture of our boys.

Whole Family.

Approaching the house.

Stunning picture of Monticello at dusk.

Walton's Mountain Family Field Trip

We decided to make the drive to Schuyler, VA and visit the Walton's Mountain Museum and tour the Earl Hamner house.  It was a wonderful day with the family.

Luke and Eli were working at the Postal window with Ike and Cora Beth Godsey.

The set of The Walton's living room.

The set of The Walton's kitchen.

Family picture in front of Earl Hamner's actual house (The real Walton's house)

Outside of Godsey's General Store. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving, 2011

This year we were blessed to have my Dad and Step Mother here for an extended visit.  It was wonderful to watch my children get re-acquainted again with their grandparents.  We cooked a feast for our Day of Thanks and spent quality time together.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Last Soccer Game of the Season

Today was Luke's last Kindergarten Soccer game.  We attended a soccer party at Pizza Hut following the game where Luke was presented with a trophy for his participation.  He has really enjoyed the season and is looking forward to beginning Basketball next week.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


We don't always just go to co-ops and attend field trips.  We actually do "school at home."

Here is Luke sequencing number flashcards from 80-100.  I am pretty convinced that my boy is a genius!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pilgrim History Tour Field Trip

One of our homeschool co-ops sponsored a Pilgrim History Tour Field Trip at Sharp's Farm.  Russell took a half day from work and accompanied us. 

 The children played games that pilgrim children would have played.

  They learned about chores that pilgrim children would have done and the first homes that they lived in.

They learned about Indians during that time.

 We finished the field trip with a RIDICULOUSLY fast and bumpy high adventure hayride through the fields and streams. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011