Doris Mae II

Doris Mae II
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Doris Mae

Doris Mae
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Fun with geodes!

We're learning about rocks & minerals, so we got out the "break your own geodes" kit this weekend. We didn't crack all of them...just a few. Here's Bug's dad showing her the proper hammer technique.

Bug gives it a whack.

Now, to reach inside and see if it worked....

She cracked it!

Sadly, this one had no crystals inside. Bug was happy anyway!

Let's try another!


There were 2 really small geodes in the kit. Bug smashed one of them. It was purple inside. Yay.

Nature walk

The 3 of us took a walk yesterday. We found a little creek and this beautiful butterfly.

Then Bug found something....being Bug she said "It's so cute!"

Yep...a dead mouse.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


The girl has had very few minor scrapes or cuts....I guess she was making up for it all. On Thursday afternoon I heard a faint voice outside saying "ouch...ouch...ouch". There was Bug, sitting on the sidewalk....with blood everywhere. By the time I got her inside she realized she was bleeding and started crying and yelling. I called her dad (good thing he works next door!) and off we went to the emergency room. 3 stitches later, we were home. She's doing fine and has been telling EVERYONE about her stitches.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

She's a reading machine.

Bug keeps surprising us with her reading skills. She was reading to me this morning and I wrote down some words that I hadn't heard her read before...I was surprised that she could read some of them.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Time for school

Bug just finished her first week of homeschool. There was much excitement when she spotted these tracks on the driveway. She grabbed a book she got for her birthday that has life-sized animal tracks in it. I got her to the most likely page and she looked them over a bit before declaring them to be raccoon tracks.

We made our own "fossils", too. You can't see them very well in this shot, but you CAN see Bug's "new" chair. She loves it.

On the left is a tomato leaf. The "fossil" on the right is a feather.

Bug finished off her MUS Primer math book. She's a bit excited to be moving on the the next book!

One day she drew a huge panther on the sidewalk.

While working on the panther, she found a slug. We moved it from the grass to the sidewalk with a stick, so that we could get a good look at it. It was MUCH smaller than the slugs we saw in Washington. Thankfully.