Sunday, December 11, 2011

Recent Sweets

It's been a while since I've posted any pictures of my sugar creations, so here's a slide show of my sweets from the last several months. Pop some popcorn and pull up a chair. I've been busy!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

John Merritt "Soccer Machine" Wilkerson

John Merritt had his 3rd soccer game tonight. He was a MACHINE! I think the game has finally clicked with him and the practice that he and Daddy put in this last week has really paid off. He was all over the field after that ball! He even scored a goal! AND he had a great time playing.
Of course, soccer player in training was there playing on the sidelines. Check out the shirt mom fixed him.
He loves to play ball.

"Our goal is that way!"
He's got the ball!

Digging in!
"Hey man, watch those hands!"
Getting a little instruction from Coach.
Taking a water break after scoring a goal!
Talking to his buddy Jessie.
Go John Merritt! Go Jessie!
Shaking hands after the game.
And THIS is what we do after an exciting soccer game gets us all wound up! (don't worry, they're clean!)
Boys. Enough said.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wilkerson Fun!

Legos are the thing right now! Oh the things these boys will build. Samuel likes for Daddy to build a yedacopter (helicopter.)
Playing with Pickles.
Afternoon snack and outside fun.
Where did Sam go?
John Merritt's illustration of his Bible story "The Lost Sheep." I'm thinking that his spelling of the word "shepherd" may have something to do with Mommy's accent? Maybe? And we're still working on "ee double ee, always says ee."
Cute Boys!

Best Buddies!
Here's another drawing from our science lesson.
Can you tell he's excited about winter and the possibility of snow?
It's fun to play outside after a long morning of rain! Who knows where his shorts are.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

1st Soccer Game and New Critters!

Saturday was a big day for the Wilkersons. John Merritt played in his first ever soccer game! He was a little overwhelmed at first, but he got the hang of it and jumped right in after a while. Isn't he cute in his uniform?
The other big news of Saturday is that we welcomed 2 cute kittens to our family. Cats are not Mom and Dad's favorite animal if you know what I mean, but our boys love animals so much, and chickens just aren't that cuddly and playful. We thought a couple of OUTSIDE cats would fit the bill.
Meet Pickles. Does anybody remember that book "Pickles the Cat?" In the book, Pickles was yellow with black polka dots. We couldn't find one with those colors, so gray will have to work.
And here is Pepper.
May the Lord have mercy on them both!
But why can't I hold them Dad??
Here's a new smilebox with a few other pictures and videos from our week. Enjoy!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

School Fun

John Merritt just completed his 6th week in kindergarten! Wow! Time sure has flown by. I'm very pleased with the progress we are making just in these few weeks. Homeschooling is such a joy and I'm so thankful to have the opportunity. I understand it's not for everyone, but it is a blessing to this family! I snapped a few pictures during some of our interesting projects this week.
We learned about prepositions and personal pronouns this last week in English. We used a little goose and a wagon to learn about prepositions. It's amazing what a 5 year old can grasp when you make it hands on and explain it on their level. We acted out many different sentences about the goose and the wagon.
Our spelling list contained 10 prepositions and we made sure to use those in our sentences.
Here is JM doing a little map work in geography.
We had a fun science lesson this week where we learned more about God's wonderful creation and how we can classify matter into 3 categories. We classified objects around the house and then used water to see how matter can change forms.
Using the microwave to change from solid to liquid.

Almost melted!
Then we used the stove to watch the liquid change into gas.
So neat!
Our history lesson this week helped us to see all about God's Principle of Individuality, our focus principle for kindergarten. We went on a nature walk and collected leaf samples.

Then we brought them in to study and to classify.
We made leaf rubbings for our notebooks and a few for Dad.
We're looking forward to next week!