Monday, October 25, 2010

Very Interesting

I was watching PBS. And some Billionaire was talking about how he runs company.
The interesting part was he did a, what if question? That made me think
The question was
Parents train there kids starting around age 2 to share and be kind to others.
(Which is something I'm working really hard on with Gavin now)
But as a Nation and most other Countries around 5th grade we start teaching our kids to, to be the best in class, sports etc.. to get A's, to score the highest on tests, SATS, to raise above others.

What if we started in 5th grade to continue to teach them to share and be kind to others and to be equal and help others get better along with us.
Would everyone be happier, better team work, would we get more done, would we all be better as a society?

Grow a Row Program

We had so much fun, our County has a Grow a Row Program, which is a garden for the food bank. So Labor day we decided not to just hang out, but teach our kid to do good for others. So we went to the garden and spent over 2 hours picking beans. I was so surprised that my kids lasted that long and helped out so much. And I was surprised how much they loved it.

Karlie's First Day of School

Karlie was so excited for the first day, and so was I. She mostly plays with boys, her brothers, all the neighbors are boys, and she has 10 kids in her church class and she's the only girl! So I thought this was a good chance for her to meet other girls. Wrong, there are 20 kids in her class and only 4 girls and the other kindergarten class has 20 with only 3 girls. Something was in the water here that year.
We are lucky though we got the best kindergarten teacher in the County. Everywhere I go people ask me who she got, and said wow your lucky. Even Nathan's preschool teachers all said that Karlie's teacher has gotten tons of awards.
Her homework everyday is so fun! We go on walks, and do such creative work. She believes in being activity and not sitting down doing worksheets. So she's prefect for Karlie.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Karlie, Nathan, and Gavin

Our camping trip

We were so excited for this trip, we hadn't camped all year. We went to Delaware River which is just gorgeous! But the first night we got there, it rain and rain (I think that it rains every time we go) so we had to put of the tent in the pouring rain, and start a fire, which didn't work to will, but of course the kids didn't care they loved it. We also had some guest, come the first time, a fox, a raccoon, rabbit, but lucky no bears, bears are pretty known here so we were lucky.

Some of our friends joy us up for camping. Lucky them they missed all of the rain. IT was a blast to have them with us, we played tons of games, but the best part is just hanging around the camp fire.

We loved the Delaware River, its so warm, and it had millions of clams at the bottom that all the kids loved collecting.

J.R. trying to teach the kids how to skip a rock.

Gavin loved sitting by the Delaware River and painting rocks, he did it most of the morning.

The only picture I got of them (Luke and Nathan) roasting marshmallows by the fire.

On our way home, our GPS for some weird reason gave us the wrong directions and we realized it to late and got lost. Good thing we still kept good old maps in our car, to help us get out of the mess.

Sesame Place

I was so lucky! I won Sesame Place Tickets, they were worth $54. each. We had such a great time, though I must admit, it wasn't worth the money if I did had to pay. Super crowded and they made you sit over 15 minutes in line just to do the lazy river and then you could only go around once, then they made you get out.
But the shows were great we went to 4 of them. My kids enjoyed them, but they were a little to old for them.