Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, we have been busy and/or sick. I spent the weekend in bed with a fever. But at least I managed to take a few pictures of Kayte. Her hair is now long enough to get all of it into her pony tails, not just the front hair...however they have had to be lowered a bit because the back hair is just barely long enough.

The snow is all melted, except in spots where it was piled up. But with the change in weather like that sicknesses tend to go around. I have several children on a couch now, with sore throats and fevers... can't wait until the sun really comes out and we can be outside!!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Last Thursday night the boys had a Spelling Bee. TJ and Chatham both came in 2nd...if you saw how Mak spelled you would understand why he wasn't entered!
Anyway, little did I know that it would be my last time out of the house for a few days. The next day it started to snow, and it didn't stop until Sunday morning. Almost everything in our area was cancelled. Now you have to understand that all the snow had melted, so this is all new snow from that Friday. Mak tried to shovel the walkway on Saturday but it was pointless, so we took pictures... this is his favorite, showing the depth of the snow and the length of the icicles.

Here is a shot from our house of the street. The mailbox is at the road...yet you can't see the road. Keep in mind we live on a Highway!

Sunday morning, church was cancelled, but we made it out to Opa and Oma's for brunch and a time of singing...then sledding and snowmobiling.

The roads were clear by the afternoon. Let's hope we're done and Spring comes!!!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

The History Fair

Last night was the night. We've been working on these projects for weeks and months.

T.J.'s project was on the History of Coffee...some of the interesting highlights are that it was discovered by an Ethiopian goatherder who noticed his goats had a lot more energy after eating berries from certain trees, he tried them for himself and felt energized himself. Then the Arabs cultivated coffee and did all they could to keep it to themselves, making sure all beans were roasted before they left the country so that none could be cultivated elsewhere...but the Dutch smuggled some beans out of the Arabian port of Mocha, and began growing their own crop in their East Indies territory called Java.

Mak did his project on Christopher Columbus. Did you know that early on one of his ships was attacked and set on fire by pirate and he had to paddle six miles to the Portuguese shore? Or that he was freckle faced?

Chatham's favorite part is that Vikings wore bear skin shirts, which they called "Berserkers" which is where we get the word berserk...because whenever they raided villages they acted as crazy as they could.

My fun kids

My fun kids
In their favorite tree