Weekly Wrap-up: Sea Life & Dinosaurs

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In Our Lives This Week…
We had a packed week.
Monday I went to my specialist and received some good/bad news. (You can read about that here.) Then we had two ball games that evening.
Tuesday we spent the day doing some major house cleaning then headed off to the pool for a friends birthday party.
Wednesday we had a packed day and two more ball games in the evening.
Thursday our middle daughter, Alyssa, had an appointment in Kansas City with her specialist. We took the whole crew and made a day of it (see below). I guess we figure if we have to drive 6 hrs round trip we might as well make the most of it!
Tonight we are packing corn for the freezer. My parents went on Wednesday night and picked it (24 dozen) since we had ball games.
Saturday the girls are going with my parents to my Dad’s company picnic. They are so excited because they get an airplane ride. Audrey especially is because it was one of the things she had put on her bucket list! Hubby and I are going to a family birthday celebration while the girls are having there fun.
Hopefully Sunday will be a day of rest!

In Our Homechool This Week…
After Alyssa’s appointments we meet up with my cousin and her son who live there and went to an aquarium in KC called SeaLife. It was so neat and interactive, everything was so kid friendly. The girls had a blast! They began by handing out a scratch card that had 9 questions to “hunt” for the answers of by reading “Fin Facts” about all the different featured species while you followed the trail. Then at then end you won a medal if you completed the card. There were all sorts of crawl tunnels, bubbles for the kids to get a inside view of the tanks, glass floors and walk through tanks. There was also a “petting” station where you could handle starfish, sea urchins, shrimp and more. It was cool!

The kids inside one of the viewing bubbles!

Audrey holding a starfish.

Alyssa watching the sharks.

I just really like this picture!

Ashlee even got to go in a bubble!

After the Aquarium we went across the street to Crayola Shop as a reward for Alyssa being so cooperative and brave at her appointment. I love how interactive the things in Crown Center are. If you are ever in that area it is a must do. The Crayola Shop has so many free and fun activities. We did let the girls pick out one thing to buy for being so good!

Ashlee writing on the giant chalkboard.

Audrey drawing at one of the create stations.

Audrey and Alyssa in the color room.
Why can’t I get them to concentrate that much at home? haha

We then headed to the free dinosaur exhibit in Crown Center. It was really neat also. There were several different dinosaur replicates, a dinosaur nest replica, lots of fun facts, a dinosaur play table, a bog walk so you could see what it feels like to walk through march, a fossil dig where they could dress up as excavators and a fossil rubbing station. And yes this was also FREE!!!!!

Dinosaur Fossil Dig Station

Fossil Rubbing

We did also manage to get two days of schooling in combination with the outings we had on Thursday.

What’s Cooking…
I love cooking with fresh picked herbs so this week I made Herb Butter Baked Salmon with Cream Peas and rice.
One of my daycare moms also brought some fresh picked green beans so we had ham with green beans and potatoes one day.
Before we left on Thursday I made “egg pie” as Alyssa calls it also know as quiche.

What I’m Reading…
I am finished with week 6 of the Proverbs 31 e-study!
I have also started reading through the VBS teachers book and started mentally preparing to teach the material to 5th & 6th graders.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you all had a great week!

5 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-up: Sea Life & Dinosaurs

  1. Hello, I just found your blog and am now following via email. I read with interest your challenges with your autoimmune disease. I have a five-year-old grand-duaghter was recently diagnosed with just such a disease. She has been taking daily injections but has recently switched to infusions at the hospital twice a month. Her parents have been told that her treatments may affect her ability to have children in the future. This has been a very sad and tough challenge for our family. I know how grateful you are for your three lovely daughters. They are beautiful. It is so wonderful that you are raising them to be women of faith. I applaud you for homeschooling. Three of my four children are grown now…only one remaining at home and he is in high school. Children are blessings forever. God is good! Thanks for your blog. I look forward to reading more posts in the future!

    • I can truly say that even though it is a hard road that we serve a faithful awesome God who will never leave us or forsake us. He knows the plans for usand will always hold us in the palm of his hands.

  2. The aquarium sounds wonderful, as well as the Crayola Shop and the dinosaur exhibit. You did so much with your children this week. What beautiful memories you are making with them! 🙂 I hope you have a good weekend, my new bloggy friend! Many blessings, Lisa

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just loved reading about your trip to the aquarium in KC! Great pictures too. Hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend!

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