Friday, November 8, 2013
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Posted by northernmomma at Friday, November 08, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
This past week we saw it all. Flus, colds, karate, archery, and corn maze. No stone was left uncovered in our quest to have a life full of adventure. The corn maze was a beautiful excursion from the everyday bookwork. Unfortunately it also was the first time I left my son alone. He was too raspy to bring out in the cool fall air. He contented himself with hours of video games. Boy life is tough. The farmer who runs the corn maze sure thinks of everything. Selling pumpkins, gourds, and squash to the public, he also grows Christmas trees. Throughout late summer his farm is open for wildflowers walks and tours. Hayrides, sleigh rides and a small petting barn are also available. He really out does himself every year making up the corn maze. This year's design was a brain. His map was a little tough to follow, cough, cough...seems some of the other kids had no problem though. In the maze is a sort of stamp scavenger hunt you are to complete before exiting...well we didn't finish. We only had found five of the six punches after racing through the maze for an hour and half. Tired, hot, I had overdressed for the occasion, and feeling slightly claustrophobic I was relieved to find our way back out.
We hope you enjoyed your trip to the farm with us!
Posted by northernmomma at Sunday, October 13, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The most unforgivable part of being the lead organizer of a major event has always got to be the forgetting of one tiny detail. That one tiny detail is inevitably not so tiny in the big picture. For weeks I was organizing and planning our huge homeschool kick off party. It was planned down the last minute detail including the camera. Do you know what happened. No I didn't forget the camera...I forgot the camera card. I could seriously kick myself. So much work went into the making of our own pencil shaped pinata, so many sweet little kids took turns bashing it, 70 guests and no camera! Games a plenty, with laughter around, and no camera. Food galore and prizes to take home, no camera. Friends old and new, no camera. Oh kicking oneself almost seems lacking. Well the party was a huge success despite my picturelessness. The week here has started off with my dd being sick with a cold and flu. So she missed her second karate class. Luckily one of the other mom's was nice enough to pick up my ds so he didn't miss out. He sure is loving the class. Tonight he is off trying out an archery class. Which amazingly I discovered is free of charge and supplies the equipment! I think it is going to quickly become a family favorite as they hold the class twice a week all fall and winter. Brownies, junior girl guides was missed because of dd being sick. She was okay with that though as they were painting. After all the painting she did for the art show she was alright with having a wee break. Of course next week is the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday on Monday so that means both Brownies and karate will be cancelled. I have been busy posting great Canadian Thanksgiving resources this week on my facebook blog. If you haven't already stopped over be sure to so you don't miss out. I also am going to be working on Halloween printables for kids in the middle grades as part of our next themed blog printable hop later in the month. Be sure to stop back in for those.
Posted by northernmomma at Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
It has been brought to my attention that as of late my grammar and spelling has been slipping. If this is so and I can see it is please bear with me as I am really overworked lately. Time is short when I finally get to update my blog or make my little captioned pieces. So sometimes...things get missed...sigh I know its small comfort for the grammar police, however it is what it is. I shall continue to try to improve all of that as best as I can when time allows. Again my apologies.
Posted by northernmomma at Monday, September 30, 2013