Sunday, July 17, 2016

4th of July

It's time to catch up on some blogging! Summer has been amazingly busy, amazingly short, and amazingly fun!

4th of July was a great day just spent with the family. We headed out to Lake Francis and watched the fireworks. It was W's first time seeing them and he was enthralled!

Nothing beats a night like that!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Brain Cookie- edible learning!

This summer we've been busy having lots of fun outside, but we've been throwing in some learning as well.
How do you learn the parts of the brain?
By making a giant brain cookie of course!

 Tasty and educational!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Strawberry jam

I love spending time with A. Just the two of us. Little W was napping last week and A and I decided to make jam. Part of our homeschool life is taking joy in the everyday moments, creating experiences and memories, and learning skills to last a lifetime. The best thing is that I'm learning right along with her.

This week that experience was our first ever batch of Strawberry Jam. A did it all... from start to finish and it turned out WONDERFULLY!

She cut the strawberries, added the sugar, and the lemon juice...

and then mashed the strawberries using a potato masher. 

We brought it to a boil and then let it simmer for about 20 minutes till it was a jam consistency. Then I helped her pour into our jars that I had readied and the into the water bath they went.

Less than an hour from start to finish and we had 3 delicious jars of strawberry jam.

The perfect snack to end the day.