Friday, October 31, 2008


Monday, September 15, 2008

The Only Thing Better Than A New pair of Tennis Shoes...................

The UPS man delivered a much awaited, highly anticipated brown box to our door today. M has mowed lawns, washed cars, sold scrap metal and any other money earning activity you can think of in order to save over $200 to purchase the Traxxas Slash. It is an electric R/C car, a short course race truck, 1:10 scale. Don't know what that means? Me either!! But, he sure is happy about it!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another Home Improvement Project

We have had this one spot of dirt in a patio filled with cement since we bought this house over 10 years ago.

We finally got around to filling it in.

There were several stages and several helpers involved in the process.

The bags of cement weighed 80 pounds each. M carried all 7 of them over to the project site. He is *so strong.

First they mixed it.

Then they poured it.

M, BJ and Z each took a turns lifting the wheelbarrow filled with cement in order to pour it into the hole.

And then they smoothed it.

Actually B smoothed it, but Z supervised

closely and gave his approval upon completion.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Reading Pays Off

E went to Build-A-Bear today and got the new (just hit stores today) Hannah Montana bear as a reward for completing her summer reading goals. She named her Miley, of course. She read 15 books over the Summer:

The Spooky Old Tree
A Kiss for Little Bear
Frog and Toad All Year
A Bargain for Frances
Little Bear's Visit
Mildred and Sam
Frog and Toad are Friends
Stuart Little at the Library
Berenstein Bears Clean House
Wacky Wednesday
Chang's Paper Pony
Thank You Amelia Bedelia
Mouse Soup
The Golly Sisters Ride Again

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Journey to the Center of the Earth

This week in science, we studied the structure of the earth. M and BJ made playdough replicas of the earth, showing each layer: inner core, outercore, lower mantle, upper mantle, and crust. Did you know the center of the earth is made of solid iron?

E and Z made their models of earth using paper.
Did you know the earth's crust is 6 miles thick?