Saturday, May 22, 2010
Well, It's baby day! I'm going to try to keep running tabs on what's going on with the birth, so check back often!
5/22 - 8:30am - Rebecca got home from work. Said she'd had a few contractions, but not too strong or long-lasting. Decided to go to bed and see if they subside.
10:15am - heard Rebecca moving around a couple of times over the last hour. Checked on her and she said she was still having contractions about 20 minutes apart, strong enough for her to need to get up and walk around. I decided to pack my stuff and get the kids dressed.
10:30am - Rebecca came down and said she was getting in the shower. Told me to call my parents to come get the kids.
11:00am - Finally got everything and the kids in the van. Meeting my parents at the hospital to exchange vehicles. Contractions have been about 5-10 minutes apart.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
We went strawberry picking this evening. The took us out to the fields by tractor ride. Then the kids had a great time picking strawberries and eating some. After that we fed a few goats. Olivia did well with this and Gabe thought it was funny when they licked his hand. To end the adventure we enjoyed some icecream with strawberries of course! :)
Thursday, May 6, 2010
According to my friend, Donnie, who is the son of a farmer and was a farmer himself for 20 years or so, May 1st is the day to get everything planted. So I took Olivia and Gabe out last Saturday and planted a few things.
Olivia was so excited to get to use her gardening gloves and tools.
Gabe was pretty gung-ho about it, too.
Olivia helped plant peas, red and yellow onions, zucchini, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers and basil. Gabe, however, ate every seed I handed to him. Oh well...
All-in-all, it was lots of fun and Olivia's so excited that we already have sprouts of everything coming up after only 5 days! She wants to go out every chance she gets to look at the garden.
To follow up the fun of planting a garden, Olivia and Mom put together a lapbook. For this lapbook most things came from www.homeschoolshare.com and www.lapbooklessons.com. We read the story Muncha, Muncha, Muncha and as well as a couple of other garden related books from the library. We are in the process of reading Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit Giant Storybook.
We aren't quite done with this one yet. Olivia will be drawing her pea seed and its progress inside the seed growth minibook.