Wednesday, November 27, 2013


We all love, love, love the beach!

Boys 'n trees

What is about a tree trunk that a boy can't resist climbing it. Even if he got stuck a few times already. "Mommy, I can't get down !"


Brennan finds heart shaped rocks everywhere he goes.
This one was at the Early Man Archeology Site. After we took the photo he put it back right where he found it.


We found a wonderful playground in Santa Barbara. There is also an amazing wooden structure with bridges and many paths.

This is the life!

After an arduous morning rock hounding, Weston and Brennan relaxed, eating cookies and watching Charlie Brown.


We found a wonderful kids playground in Santa Barbara. Weston and Brennan loved climbing the shark. There was also an enormous wooden castle with many bridges and paths.

Presidio In Santa Barbara

We learned a bit about the Spanish Fort in Santa Barbara. We inspected the canons, the chapel, what we'd look like as a soldier and wife and posed in front.

Cookies in bed!

This is the vacation life - chocolate chip cookies in bed after a long day of rock hounding. We found a lot of beautiful agates. What a treasure trove hidden in the hills.

We also visited the Early Man Archeology Site. Evidence that humans were making tools in the area 20,000 years ago.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Beach fun

We love California! At the beach in Santa Barbara this morning.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dinner helper

Weston is my dinner helper tonight. He picked homemade Mac n cheese. We went to the store and bought what we needed, now. he's helping with all the stages to make it. Fun !

Inside Ancient Egypt

Sunday, November 17, 2013


This morning we made our own puzzles. Fun and surprisingly challenging.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


We just finished the human body puzzle.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Building a telescope

Kelton and I built a refracting telescope just like Galileo's original telescope. We used 2 convex lenses, a cardboard tube, and a piece of black construction paper. It works amazingly well. Kelton was quite excited.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Adventures in homemade play dough

We made play dough at home. We put glitter,
coloring and scent in the dough. I used the lemon, like and orange cooking oils for scent. We are building fairy houses.

Friday, November 01, 2013


We used oranges to study latitude and longitude last week.

String art

We explored painting using strings soaked in liquid water colors. Neat idea.


This year we had as Purple Puppy , a Scarey Skelton, and a Glowing Creeper. Kelton wore the Skelton costume the last couple of years and Weston was terrified of it. He loved to be the one inside the suit this year.