Winter

365 Project ~ Days 15, 16 & 17

365 Project ~ Days 15, 16 & 17

. Day Fifteen:  Saturday, January 15th . Chloe and her friend Marisa decided to try their hand at drawing some birds out of a Draw 50 Birds Book that I just acquired for 50 cents at the public library book sale.  Needless to say it did not last very long before they headed into silliness. (…)

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Operation Chirstmas Child

Operation Chirstmas Child

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is an initiative of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and development charity working amongst communities in need in 18 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.   Operation Christmas Child is a project that Chloe looks forward to each year.  I remember last year she was bummed because we missed(…)

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I ♥ Faces ~ Bundled Up

I ♥ Faces ~ Bundled Up

I ♥ Faces is celebrating the cold weather this week with their theme of “Bundled Up”.  Living in the Northeast certainly means cold weather for more then 50% of the year.  We have so many pictures out in the snow, cutting a Christmas tree, sledding, building igloos and snowmen, ice skating, or just plain out(…)

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Accuweather Called it a “Snow-icane”

Accuweather Called it a “Snow-icane”

Winter has hit us full force here in Western NY!  I believe we had more snow this past weekend than we have had all winter!  Schools were closed on Friday due to the 14 or so inches we received in a short period of time.  What is weird about the whole thing is that it(…)

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Ice Skating

Ice Skating

With winter in full swing it can sometimes be hard to find places for the kids to get their energy out without breaking the “piggy” bank.   Last year someone in our home school community started ice skating at a local arena.  She posted the “event” to a couple of online home school groups that I(…)

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Chloe’s New Winter Hobby

Chloe’s New Winter Hobby

The winter weather has kicked itself into high gear here over the past couple of weeks.  We have the pleasure of living in a snow belt where we get extra snow due to the lake effect.  This year Chloe has taken a particular liking to being out in the snow.  Every chance she gets she(…)

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Flashback Friday-New Year’s Edition

Flashback Friday-New Year’s Edition

For New Year’s Eve 2008 we were given the opportunity to do something different.  Rochester was celebrating it’s 175th Anniversary with a big kickoff bash on New Year’s Eve.  The Bach Children’s Chorus was going to be singing downtown and a special ball full of wishes was to be set on fire downtown.  The chorus(…)

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Our First Snow

Our First Snow

Today is December First.  This morning Chloe came to me and said “I woke up in the middle of the night.  I saw something white out my window.  When I looked out it was snowing!”.  Needless to say, I looked out my window and a blanket of snow was covering our slice of the world!(…)

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