Sunday, September 29, 2013

Socializing highschoolers

Everyone's big concern is "socializing". Although we have pulled the girls out in middle school and highschool we still find ways to socialize. Our biggest desire is that our kids march to the beat of their own drums and not stoop down to the levels of dressing inappropriately or caking on makeup just to be popular.

Koda went back to her old high school for homecoming and the 2 biggest things that stuck out to her from the experience was " Wow girls had some super short dresses" and "There was just nonstop drama and about 10 /minutes of dancing". It made us feel like we did something right.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

New family member

Over the past week we have rescued another dog.
It seems he was abused so our biggest task is socializing him around humans. He is very much a pacifist and we have renamed him as such from Rambo to Groucho. It will be a great thing as he comes out of his shell.

We spent the day trying to socialize him at the local state park. It ended up being a great idea even after being lost for over 2 hours. Here are a few good shots from our adventures.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall sensory bin

It has been awhile since I've done a lot of sensory play. We do it, I just havn't done anything "blogworthy".
Now since we are more settled in our new home its time to bring them back in full force.
Our first bin is filled of rice scented with apple pie spice and dyed red. We found some add ins at target that are brown and red plastic leaves and little acorns ( table throws). We will use them counters and for patterns too.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

First week of school

We have gotten through our first week of school and have survived!
I have a few pictures to report. Mostly are going to be of Nanners as Koda is behind the camera and teens are too "cool" for pictures.

Cake decorating

We participated in our local library's cake decorating contest. Neither of us won however it was fun to practice. We had a few of the teens come from our co-op and decorate too. My book theme was Owl Babies and the older girls did the book D.U.F.F.