Here are pictures from the last three weeks to catch up.
|Last time we talked with Ben Aaron was playing a chess game.|
Here is the results.
|Alexander dressed up Mommy.|
|Andrew and his play dough dinosaur|
|Making recycled chunk crayons|
|Alexander prefers to stack them|
|Making recycled marker paint|
|Painting with cornstarch sidewalk paint|
|Also Anna's toes made it in to this picture and|
Andrew is sure you'd want to she her sparkly red 4th of July toenails
This past week he read 3 books from this series and 3 from the Sugar Creek Gang series
and several more books for fun, in addition to the books he's speeding through for hard reading.
|Aaron's choice for a science experiment was water music|
|Aaron drew Julius Caesar fighting off pirates.|
(This was based off of a story we read in our history book)
|Andrew drew about the "ideal Roman" instead.|
His name was Cicinnatus and he was both a farmer and
a soldier so Andrew really liked the legend about him.
|Andrew finishing the third Rush Revere book for his hard reading|
|Andrew got to choose the science experiment last week.|
He chose floating a needle. He had to read the instructions
and explain how to do it to the rest of us.
|The boys thought it was very cool they made a needle float.|
|The boys have been forming various and sundry music bands.|
This was the Bowl Crashing Cymbal Band performing for groovy grandparents.
|Lest you think this child is all work and no play........|
Aaron sometimes wears boxes on his head for fun.
|We jumped back over to ancient Chinese history and the boys built their versions of the great wall.|
|They also built the terracotta warriors out of playdough.|
|I like Andrew's army that has toothpick swords.|
|Boys playing and not fighting!|
|The boys decided the box from the white board made a good trampoline.|
(Which is kind of funny, because cardboard on stone tile is still harder than American carpet.)
|But they sure had fun.|
|Raspberry chocolate pie|
|Alexander baking muffins and cookies in his "oven."|
Who needs easy bake?
|Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man?|
Do you know the muffin man?
He lives in LOW-A-PING!!!!!!
(Taught him a few new songs recently and this is one of his favorites.
It is too cute to here him sing.)
|Grandpa Jeff reading The Sword in the Tree|
|Alexander always wants to "help"|
|Hard reading this week|
|Alexander proudly declared, "I read chapter 4!)|
|Andrew is reading more and more harder books.|
And he is reading faster, having more fun, and remembering more and more as well.
|Love note to you from Aaron|
|Love note to you from Andrew|
|Our weather has been so nice this summer, hovering around 80F and alternating|
sun and rain pretty nicely.
Perfect for drinking iced flower tea and eating popsicles,
but not so hot we're wishing for air conditioning.
|One day while Nate was traveling we had a picnic in the living room.|
The boys were so excited.
|Nate's birthday cake|
|On one of his days off recently Aaron read about four books.|
|And Andrew spent his time drawing pictures of Behemoth and Leviathon|
|One day a lemon permanent with health|
Didn't you know?
|The guys found a wild raspberry patch and have been picking raspberries several times.|
|Andrew helping to make raspberry meringue pie|
|Recycled marker paint|
|Things are starting to come together for the school.|
We got a white board.
|And 7 levels of teachers books|
|Painting furniture for the school.|
|Two storage benches and a large bookshelf all painted.|
|Alexander's favorite pastime recently is watching videos on the potty.|
Not usually a very productive activity, but so much better than being terrified of the potty.
|Andrew helping make raspberry banana cream pie|
|After lots of traveling this week Nate got a certificate and the go ahead to start the business.|
There are still more steps and the more pressing matter of a visa,
but getting closer and closer.
|Also he built a lock for the outside faucet at the business.|
|Now kids can't turn our water on and let it run into the street.|