Monday, September 29, 2014

Toy Time

So my daughter asked if she could try to do her own YouTube show.  She even saved up her money to buy "blind bags" of toys to open, just for the show.

So, here it is!  (She did the cool intro, too!)...



Saturday, September 27, 2014

When in Rome...

We recently did a unit study on Ancient Rome.  After 11 years of homeschooling, it can be hard to come up with creative ways to revisit subjects, but we found a great book this year that used crafts to show what family life may have been like in Ancient Rome.  It's called Spend the Day in Ancient Rome by Linda Honan (available through Amazon (and Kindle)).  It was a great supplement to our text (Streams of Civilization) on Rome...

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Mosaic Tile

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Roman jewelry

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Making a legionary's armor.  Using clay to make this project wasn't in the book, but I thought it would be easier than making life-sized piece's of armor...

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However, the girls decided to make them on their own anyway...

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Making Roman coins (with Shrinky Dink paper)

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Roman "tablets" (who knew tablets had been around for centuries?)

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Mosaic picture

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"Laurel wreath"

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Dressing up for the Roman theater

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"Take my picture, too!"

Friday, September 26, 2014

SweetPea on the playground: Family Vlog edition

Posting another video ("video-log"..."v-log"..."vlog"?) today.  Please do know that I understand that not everyone has 15 minutes to spend watching someone else's home videos, and I do intend to get back to posting photos for quicker blog visits soon.  These videos are here because 1). my latest computer didn't come with DVD burning software, as most don't these days, and I haven't quite fully progressed into the world of digital storage.  YouTube is my quick fix for easy access until I figure it all out.  I figured it was just one step more to go ahead and share here, too.  And 2). we have parents and grandparents and other family who currently are not able to travel due to surgery recovery and health issues, so I thought these videos might serve as a temporary grandkid fix until we can visit again.  Everyone else is welcomed to watch, but we can still be bloggy friends if you don't have time.  I understand!

OK, disclaimer over.... here's today's vlog edition of Bumpin' Along...



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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bugs, Birds, and Blooms: Family Vlog Edition



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BTW, I got the little alphabet duckies in the video from Amazon, or you can get them from Oriental Trading Company.  They've been great toddler toys to keep little one busy during school hours!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Life Lately...

A few random captures from life lately...

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@ First voice lesson! The girls love their new teacher!

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Discovering her first water fountain.

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Practicing at home

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Playtime with Daddy

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Peek-a-boo

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Playtime with sisters

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Rare all-5-in-one pic

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Chemistry Lab

And another video...



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