After studying Mt. Everest, Mountaineer Andrew Paul created his own ice pick and oxygen tank, haha!! Love his creative mind!!
I had the kids cut out all kinds of different foods they would pack to climb a mountain and Vannie made granola bars and water!!
Moving on to our next unit, we were ready to explore Oceans in Science..
..and China in Social Studies!! The kids loved this theme a lot, they were very fascinated with the dragon heads in the parades, listening to the Mulan soundtrack (that counts, right?! Ha!), and reading Chinese children's stories (who else remembers Lon Po Po in the ginkgo trees from grade school?! That one has stuck with me since 2nd grade!)
Speaking of Mt. Everest..... ha!! Grant climbed our mountain of laundry and was so proud!!
Sweet little thing!!
What better way to start off our week on oceans than to have one grow right in our own front yard?! The rain had stuck around for a few days and the kids were thrilled with all the front yard flooding going on.
Big brother, middle brother.
Middle brother, little brother.
It was freezing, it was so gross and sloppy, it was such hard work.. but these kiddos weren't asking for anything better.
Riding through the ditch made for the biggest splashes!!
These little monkeys convinced Sister to come out and join them!!
Ummm, is this a bad idea....??
Haha, she was going for it!!
(I let Vannie caption this one!!)
this was the best day ever I loved it savannah wrote this I love my brothers
To be honest, I couldn't wait to get them inside and wrapped up in thick, warm towels. I felt cold and wet just watching them, haha!! But I let them play to their heart's content, and although they were covered in mud and goosebumps when they were finished, those huge smiles and sweet memories were completely worth it.