Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back to School 2013-2014

It has been a while since I have posted . . . life tends to get in the way at times. I will try to do better and post more frequently.

The kids had a great summer and enjoyed it immensely. They continue to be with Mrs. P two days a week. They worked on some fun History Modules and even made an adobe.

Summer days at home were fun and full to overflowing.
Our summer project was hatching duck eggs and then raising the ducklings. We were successful and actually hatched seven ducklings. If you have not tried to hatch eggs, I whole heartily recommend giving it a try. Here is a look at our ducklings:

The very first peek at the new duckling Herridan.

Herridan and Sullivan

Six Cayuga Eggs were incubating.

Day 26 brought a little black bill poking through.

Before long . . . six ducklings

All the ducklings cooled off in the bathtub on those hot and steamy July days.

They were very good at swimming, fluffing and pooping!

Herridan and Sullivan grew quickly!

The boys love to swim in the lake with the ducks.

They are so grown up now at two months old.

The ducklings are grown now and have taken their place on the lake. Two newbies joined them yesterday. We call "Peepers" and regardless where they are, the answer with a loud QUACK and come back home because they know it is treat time.

What a great education through learning about animals.

What else did we do this summer?

made homemade flubber

went fishing - alot

caught a froggy

ate, ate and ate some more

swam in the pool and in the lake

It was a great summer . . .
now for a great school year!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how I still dream of Parker joining your homeschool group! At least in spirit, right? I'm late getting things going with Parker with all of the crazy of getting a missionary in the field. I'm giving myself a day or two to let my heart mend a bit and then we'll be back in the swing of things again!