Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Days!

We had an action packed weekend as always. On Friday I volunteered for another field trip...yikes can't wait until schools out! This time at Maine State Museum. I have went there many times throughout the years and I always enjoy. This visit was a little unusual I must say. We went to 2 presentations, one on birds and the other on lobster and the kids had about 5-10 minutes between to look around at the displays, that is it! We boarded the bus had a quick picnic and headed back to school. I was a little surprised. I planned on taking a tour and looking at the displays. Just another reason I think homeschooling is not a bad idea. Had I went down with the kids (which we have before) I would have taken my time and went through the place.
There is A LOT of wasted time in school.
(The picture below is one of my favorite displays there, a lady working hard at a sardine factory.)

After getting the kids out of school we checked out a new fountain in town.

Saturday we spent the day preparing for our 8th annual birthday party for the kids. Their birthdays are only a couple weeks apart so we have one gathering usually Memorial weekend but we are a little early this year because of John's work schedule. I thought for sure it was going to rain but it turned out to be a great day. Below is the farm cake I constructed. That was a timely project! If you look close in the garden those are really cherry tomato plants. The kids had a scavenger hunt collecting everything from frogs to rusty nails. The goats were by far the biggest attraction closely followed by the ponds. Unfortunately Luke was knee deep in the "duck pond" half of the day and started to complain of discomfort and rash on his legs tonight and Momma diagnosed him with swimmer's itch. I will be on the look out this week for some knee high rubber boots as his other pair he has outgrown.
We had a great day joined by our family and friends. These are the days to remember and cherish!


Amy said...

Sounds like the party went really well. Your cake is very creative and I was going to ask if those were real seedlings, but you already answered that question! How'd you do that anyway? It's wonderful that you all had a good time together, and that you are cherishing these days. They go by so quickly!

Don said...

Your party sounds like a blast was had by all, and hopefully that won't be true about the rash!

Keep having fun! The time flies by so fast. My little ones are now 25 and 27 and off doing the things they love.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that cake!

You are so right -- a lot of time is wasted at school. Josh and I have talked about home schooling once we adopt. We aren't sure yet and we think a lot will depend on the child we end up with. We have excellent schools in our county for what I hear so -- who knows?


Paula said...

Wow! I love the cake! I'll have to make one like that for Hubby... but with a red tractor of course. LOL
Lordy, what a frog!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun was had by all! Great job on the cake:) I bet it helps having two nurses in the family huh? We look forward to meeting on the 31st also. Have a great evening

Homemaker Ang said...

thank you for stopping by!

Angie said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Sorry you had to swing by on the day I decide to talk about that certain topic - but glad it didn't scare you away:)

You have a great blog - I'll be back to read again.

Have a great night!