Saturday, September 28, 2013

Having Fun at Dallas World Aquarium

Since we are a home schooling home, we are always in search of fun field trips where we all can learn something new. Last weekend we went to the Dallas World Aquarium. I thought it would help my little guy learn something about the animals there. The cool thing about the DWA is that they now only have sharks and other swimming creatures, but fun rain forest types too.  Here's our visit in pictures: I thought this stork was a statue at first until he turned to look at us!  This cute little guy is very tiny! The size of a large mouse. Isn't he gorgeous! He loved posing for us. We love visiting all the wonderful zoos and museums in the Dallas area.  They even had some sloths roaming around free. Well, they weren't exactly roaming, since they're sloths.  They just kind of hung from the trees. If you ever get a chance to go down to this DWA, you are going to love it. This coming week I'm going to try to score some tickets to the Lion King show coming
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Percy Jackson Inspired Birthday

How is the month going for you guys so far? We are getting into the swing of things with homeschooling for my 5th grader and public school for my high school guy. It's been a few weeks since my little guy turned 11. I tell ya, it was hard to plan around a them once they get a little older. So upon consulting with the birthday boy, it was decided that his theme would be Percy Jackson. He made up a small list of invites. His closest buddies were sent the attached invite: I made the invite in publisher and then converted it to pdf and emailed it out :) We decided our evening would go like this: First meet up at our favorite pizza joint to eat followed by going to the movie Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters then back home for cake and presents The boys had such a great time! The movie was pretty good and clean :) For party favors, I made the boys some t-shirts with the Camp Half Blood logo and made them some personalized water bottles. I found the bottles and t-sh
Saturday, September 7, 2013

Homeschooling Update

Our second year with  home school. This year we decided to try a different curriculum, one that is not state sponsored. So far so good. I'll update you guys from time to time. As of right now I have many projects going on at the same time. I know, big shocker right?! I'm finishing up the chairs for my daughter's kitchen set and my little guy's room  and I've been inspired by this from I LOVE her ideas! I plan on turning my daughter's old room into  our classroom/crafting room. I promised myself that I would use things that I already have from the house. Unfortunately the wood workbench my hubby made me would not fit in the room :( Sooooo, I improvised :)  I sold some things I no longer needed and used the cash to purchase a few things to go in this room. I bought this rug!     It's from Ballard Designs! I got it on sale  at a steal since it was my first time ordering. Then I wanted to configure th


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