Home school Club- Flower Science

We spent the first half of the summer studying flowers and herbs for  Home school club and the second part of it swimming in the pool, beaching and enjoying the summer sun with friends and family. I didn’t get the chance to blog about our last home school meeting for the summer, so I will now.
In mid July we met at one of our favorite parks and wrapped up our flower study with some science. We talked about the different parts of the flower, how flowers take in food, with the classic “carnation in the food dye” science project and then we let the girls build the parts of a flower with clay.


Portrait Project

Ellie: Five years ago I was still pushing through a very long, rough labor (22 hours to be exact)… and at 10:00 pm on August 5th, you finally showed your face sunny side up! you are my greatest joy and my greatest challenge. You are full of spunk and imagination. You are fierce and mighty and gentle and funny. You want to be a paleontologist, zoologist, geologist, engineer (so you can build your own theater), and then actress (so you can sing The Last Unicorn song for anyone who asks).
You love dinosaurs and dolls equally and think Madagascar Hissing cockroaches are cute. You live for play dates with your friends but will still cuddle with me when ever I ask. These five years have been amazing…. I love you Kid of mine!

Happy Birthday Ellie Lou! Your Mamasaurus loves you!

Ellie: zoned out watching Dino Dana on t.v., naked with a dino mask on. This is classic Ellie.

Ellie: My beautiful sunshine girl. You love riding your bike anywhere and everywhere! A perfect summer day riding down the beach boardwalk!

Ellie: It’s always “the best day ever” when you get to play with your friends, paint together and make music together! You are one lucky little girl!

“The 52 Project! A photo once a week, every week in 2017”

A Dino-tacular 5th Birthday!

So Ellie turned 5 this past weekend! Can you believe it?! I can’t. I just can’t believe my little monkey is such a big, beautiful girl now. She has been wanting a dinosaur party for quite awhile now. Often these interests fade quickly, but dinosaurs have stuck around for awhile now. She watched a documentary with her Dad maybe almost a year ago now and she was completely mesmerized. From that day on it’s been nothing but dinosaurs (with a few unicorns and some bugs thrown in as well). So a dinosaur 5th birthday it was! It was only going to be a few friends and mostly family, but it turned into something a little more, well, let’s just say, dino-tastic. We had a lot of kids and a lot of families and thankfully we chose to have the party at a nearby park instead of our house. I’m so glad we did and I really think it made the day even more special to be able to run around and enjoy the outdoors, as little dino children naturally should. My Youngest Sister and Mom painted faces and my middle Sister and her Fiance were hilarious and surprised everyone by wearing dino outfits. They were really the hit of the party! The kids loved them! Ellie had a blast, got way too many dino presents that she thought were “dino-rrific!” and we even ended the day with her favorite Ramen noodles downtown and an ice cream cone. It couldn’t have been more perfect for our little Elliesaurus.