Monday, September 1, 2008

School Days--

Adam's first day of school on August 14...his response, "Oh come on Mom, do you have to do this every year?" I know, he's fifteen but someday he will love looking back on these pictures. I'm quite sure of it. He is having a great start to the new school year.

Andrew- left, Christian on the right. Their first day of school was on August 18th. We started with review and ended with this writing curriculum....Institute for Excellence in Writing. It's a wonderful, very methodical way of teaching students to become better writers. You can learn more about this product here.

Science day---studying primates, the opposable, Max does not have one. Andrew and Christian tape their thumb to their finger to find out what it would be like without a thumb. "God sure knew what he was doing when he gave us a thumb."

Eating is not easy without a thumb. Especially when lunch is soup.

The St. Louis Zoo--taking a look at the apes and monkeys...

Visiting the Lovejoy monument-- Elijah Parish Lovejoy was a minister, a journalist and abolitionist who died a martyrs death. He lived in Alton, IL. where he was an editor for the Alton Observer. He was guarding his printing press after losing three previous to pro slavery mobs. He was shot while trying to protect the warehouse that held his 4th printing press.

Adam at one of his soccer practices. He has the ball.

The parents had a brunch for the guys during one of their long Saturday practices. My job--sandwiches. No problem!

We all have our own "fancy" chop sticks. We are practicing. The boys do pretty well. I think I will get Lucey a set of pink chop sticks. :-)


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