Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Photodrop Of VT/NH #2 of many...

No words...except those.


















I didn't post these things either...

Sadie always wants to play when Jake is playing....

She brings her bones into his room...
...and tries to get his attention.  This time it worked.  Sometimes it leads to exile.
We celebrated Nana's birthday.
I am realizing the evils of Facebook!  I think I have posted things because I posted something on Facebook.  Posting on my blog is much more important.

I told Jake he had to make his bed with out me asking the next day or he would be grounded so he put these reminders on his glasses the night before...
This one says "or re-grounded" because he was grounded from the TV/Wii/Kindle for a week because he watched a show on his Kindle (some cartoon.  It wasn't that he couldn't watch it-he just couldn't watch it then) when I went to run an errand after I told him not to.  He was honest that he did it but he was still busted.  He did not want to be re-grounded. :)
We found a Super Cam Gator-aid.
Jake celebrated Shark Week on Discovery channel by wearing one of his shark shirts and doing the Super Cam (Cam Newton pretends to open his jersey like Superman revealing his Superman outfit under his Clark Kent shirt) impersonation.
Okay August 2014 you are done and posted about...I think...I guess I better go back and check.

I guess I never posted about this...


 How did I never post that Jake and I picked the hottest day (up to that point in the summer) to go and watch the Panthers at their training camp that is in Spartanburg every summer.  It was hot but that gave us a good excuse to buy awesome Panthers hat to block the sun...

We got Krispy Kreme doughnuts on the way and parked in the wrong parking lot so we had to hike a mile.


We saw Super Cam!  The Panthers amazing quarterback Cam Newton.  It was so fun!  And hot!  Did I mention the hot?


The picture above shows the need for a hat I mentioned and this picture shows just how awesome it looked with Aaron's jersey that he let Jake wear.





These people were pros.  We took notes on there set up and are going to be ready for next summer.  You should have seen this mans face as they were packing up and walking by us.  Pure happiness in his smile.  He must be predicting a great year for the Panthers.  I swear I posted this already...Did I post about this?  Did I say it was hot?




This is just a random cute picture of my Jakers.
 Aaron was excited that night at dinner when I gave him the early anniversary present...
 ...and he gave me one too!  Yay!  How did he know I wanted one? :)
I really feel like I have posted this...may be I dreamt about it.  Oh well.  We are all ready for the season with new hats.  I keep telling my guys that we need to take a picture together with our hats on but it hasn't happened yet...It will...soon.

Depression Recipes and ramblings...

We are reading (and loving!...but not seeming to find enough time to read as it as much as we want too!!!) To Kill A Mocking Bird and we are going to then go on and read The Grapes Of Wrath.  So, I decided why not just do a unit study on the Great Depression!  Why not pile on more to the list of school work!  That is just what I do people. 

I found this adorable lady named Clara, who is 94 years old and obviously lived through the Great Depression.
She does videos on You Tube and cooks food that got her family through the depression.  She apparently has a cook book that I need to check out, but for now we have watched a few of her videos and she is delightful.  She is in her little kitchen cooking food and telling little stories about her life.  You need to look her up-you will not be disappointed.  It is an amazing way to document family history, and history that can't be rewritten if it is well documented! 

We watched these videos because we (I and Jake agreed) decided to make some meals that American's would have eaten during this dark time in our history.  Jake jumped right in and decided to pick the menu and cook it himself-with a little help and a few lessons learned.  Example-when baking, don't measure your ingredients over the bowl of ingredients.  Do it to the side so you don't have to start over!  Now please don't read this and pick on him about it when you see him.  I am documenting memories and lessons for posterity-not fueling anyone's fire to pick.  He was pretty bummed out to have to start over and that he "wasted so much!".  I reminded him that we are lucky to have an abundance of flour and sugar in our lives and it was no big deal to start over.  In the depression they couldn't have done that!  We are blessed for the time we are born in-even with the trials and tribulations of our days. 

Jake invited Nee (Papa G. couldn't make it) and Aunt Sheila to the meal and we watched part of a documentary about the Great Depression.  We are going to do another recipe for lunch some time next week so Nana and Papa be expecting an invitation to try some old and time tested recipes. 

Today's menu was Wacky cake (a cake that has no eggs or milk in it.  It actually has vinegar in it) and "Poor Man's Meal".  Both are recipes that you may have had before but may not have known that they grew out of a need to fill tummy's during the drepression.


 There was a spill (no one saw when it happened but Jake had something all over his shirt so it happened!) that happened and a shirt was changed.




We had a loooonnnggg school day today because of this little project-but it was worth it!

We started the day with PE at 7:15 this morning
 Jake was working hard and going fast (and I was walking on the treadmill while trying to take the picture...) so it was blurry.  After that we cooled down while I read Jake some facts about the Great Depression and he finished up his art project.

 Then while he was doing math and vocabulary I ran a couple of quick errands and found these on the side of the road-for free!!!  And meet a couple of very sweet ladies in the process.
After the project we got back to the books and did a bunch of science...and tons of other things I can't remember at this moment.  We got done with Jake practicing the guitar at a little before 5.  Some days are long but most days are not.  I will say this: the longer the day the more this Mom needs to type.  It is a releassssssse.  To bad I am too tired to have any words that make much since.  Homeschooling is a blessing even if it is sometimes disguised by grumpy, tired, bouts of chaos!  We are the lucky ones!