To celebrate our last day of the 2011-2012 school year, we made "healthy" cookies. They flopped, but we had fun experimenting!
Flourless Peanut Butter muffins made for many a fabulous, easy, gluten-free, high-protein breakfast. Best flourless recipe we've tried to date!
Which we killed.
Along with two subsequent batches of worms.
Since the leopard sharks that Jon loves to catch have an affinity for live bait, he and the boys keep this tank stocked with Bullhead, long-jaw mudsuckers, and gobies, all of which they catch from a local river. Jon taught T and K all about each species of fish: its habitat; its scientific and common names; and its food source. They even attempted making their own bait. While it didn't seem to work, they put a lot of thought and energy into it and all enjoyed the project. Everyone is learning more about the salinity of fresh and salt water, the nitrate cycle, and fish health through this project.
But, of course, I forgot to write down the recipe. Am I the only one who does this???
Sparkle Swim School, run by a friend of ours, and we were thrilled that Tyler learned to swim quite well and Kyle became much more water safe. Looking forward to having all three take lessons next summer!
And just before the start of the new school year came the best surprise of all: A new baby on the way! While this pregnancy has not been very conducive to my being the best wife, mom, or teacher ever (and is why I said at the start of this post that the past few weeks have gone by very slowly), we managed to muddle through the first tough weeks together and are now trying to catch up on a few things that fell by the wayside. I was very grateful to have gotten done as much this summer as we did, since we now have a more flexible school schedule as a result.
Eventually, I'll get back to blogging about more home school endeavors, but for now, I think this monster post will do!