Wednesday, April 23, 2008


We tried something new this year, entering the Kiwanis Speech Arts Festival, along with some other students from Jubal Cottage School. Emmi and Tim each memorized a poem (from a syllabus) and had to recite it in front of the adjudicator, and the rest of their class. Tim went last week, and Emmmi was today. Both children did well, and we are very proud of them! They also received some good feedback. Here they are with their certificates.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Seed Update

I kept meaning to write a post about starting some seeds - suffice it to say we started some! And some have been popping up. They are on a small table in Emily's room, and get examined every day. And if overwatering is bad for starting seeds, then we may be in trouble! We started some sunflower and nasturiums. So stay tuned for photos and more updates!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Automechanics 101

As the warmer weather seems to be here, Daddy thought it was time to take the winter tires off the van. So he recruited a pit crew!

Tim got to try out the impact wrench.

Emily helped by washing tires.

The weather was lovely, and there was a wonderful spirit of working together!