Thursday, September 29, 2011

Leaf Hanging and Playdoh

 they had a blast making fall items with the playdoh this morning!
Ramsey is so proud of her creation!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Spy jars WITH Dyed Rice!

Next adventure....Rice Dying...
 Elle wanted to scoop it into baggies,
 then we added food coloring and let it sit for 24 hours to dry in the bags...
 Never knew rice could be so colorful!
Now for the I Spy! game the girls will be playing. I took Pictures of the items I placed in each jar for them to "find"!
 Princess Jar
 Garden theme!

Sensory Tub, Making Trees, and new pumpkin addition

I am trying to change up the Montessori items in the school room every few months and since we have hit 50 school days so far (wooooohoooo!) I decided to update a few items with the fall theme we will have until I have the Christmas theme done!
 Interesting what a green stamp pad an orange stamp pad and a hand drawn tree can do...
 Elle finger printed everything...including herself...
 Then we added real wood circles to the trunk. Ramsey said this was so fun!
 I have been working on a sensory bin for the girls for several days and it is finally compete...go here for more ideas on bins for all season and occasions!  Love this site!
 I obtained most items from Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby, a few from around the house too!
Lastly, we have small acrylic pumpkin (from Target Dollar bin) and Elle is having a blast scooping, sorting and dropping them everywhere!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Biltmore House & Justus Orchards

What a wonderful trip to Asheville!  We left on Thursday night drove up late, arrived and then woke up to a rainy day!  What a blessing in disguise. We went for the 10th annual Homeschool festival at the Biltmore House.  I had never been and (as frugal as I tend to be never wanted to spend the money to go), but this was a deal we could not pass up. It was $22/per adult and the kids were FREE!  So we both went for less than one ticket would cost us! Our reservation for the festival was to tour the house in the morning (good thing due to the drizzle) and the Antler Farm festivities in the afternoon. Wouldn't you know that by the time we were done touring the house the rain had cleared and it was a beautiful day, 70 degrees and barely a cloud in the sky!  The kids were a bit restless by the end of the house, but we had a picnic (bagel and turkey for Ramsey, salmon and crackers for Elle, Mommy, and Daddy) at the car and then headed over to Antler Farm for the festivities.
Once we left the farm at 3:45pm, daddy decided we were going to go ahead and drive to Hendersonville and go apple picking. This is what Mommy has wanted to do "for years".  Wow, how fun and what a blessing this was for us to go on a Friday afternoon.  We spent time with the owners, ate cider donuts, hot cider (for me), cold cider (for daddy), and cider slushies for the girls...oh and I got boiled peanuts ... YUMMY!
Here are a few of our pics...

Then off to Justus Orchard we ventured...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Art Class...painting

 Ramsey loves to do any craft activity!  I got her a magnet kit at Hobby Lobby to paint 4 magnets!  She had a blast and proudly displayed them on the fridge! 

 We had to get out the watercolor for Elle, she could not be left out of the painting fun!

Monogram Shirts!

Erica Yochim made me some adorable shirts for the girls...

She and her machine are so talented!  You can find her on facebook at AddyKat Boutique!  She is currently doing a giveaway, go to her page "like" it and leave a message that I (Kara)  sent you!

Old Salem 9.14.11

Our Homeschool group took a field trip to old Salem...
 Group Arrival...
 Oldest Morivan African American Church in NC
 Elle playing drum

 Activity while waiting...

 Inside the church, people sit by gender, not with family

 Doctor's house
 making butter

 picnic time!
 Elle feeding Emmelyn

What an exiciting day!