Saturday, September 29, 2012

  We went apple picking with some of our co-op friends this week - anything is more fun when done with friends (and apple picking is fun to begin with)!

Jaden pushed the cart to the part of the orchard we would be picking in.

Noah definitely enjoyed his first trip to the apple orchard :)
Jaden inspecting the cart to see how much room we had left.
The final two apples for our baskets!
Lael shared the pushing job with Mom on the way back - being very careful not to spill any of our beautiful apples!  We picked two varieties - Jonagold (the ones closest to Lael) and Empire.
A lovely afternoon at the orchard!
I'm already thinking of all the tasty treats we will make!

Friday, September 28, 2012

SCHOLA fun has begun again!

Co-op time is here once again!  It's hard to believe, but this is our fourth year with our homeschool co-op . . . we all look forward to the beginning of the new school year to see our old friends and meet new ones!
This fall, Lael's classes include Genetics, Elections, and a gym class.
This week, they made a model of DNA using paper clips . . . pretty cool.  (Why didn't we do things like that when I was in school???) 
 Jaden has a class on Elections too (his is taught by Mom), as well as one on famous scientists and their discoveries . . . oh, and the ever-popular gym class!
 Noah is still too little for actual classes, but he still has lots of fun playing with his friends :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Enjoying those final warm days . . .

This was actually quite a warm day - but before long, we'll be bundling up when we go outside, so we're enjoying the warm sunshine while we can!

 I guess Jaden thinks it's cooler to not smile when I take a picture of him.
 Brothers that swing together . . .
 He's always been a climber!
 Sweet girl!
 Little brother wants to do everything that his big brother can do!
 Noah with the "brroom, brroom, beep, beep" (aka - pretend car)
 Just a quick pic of some of the gorgeous flowers that are still in bloom!
So glad that we can make simple but sweet memories together!