Deuteronomy 6:7

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

School is Coming to a Close....But We're Still Going to be Busy!!!

Well, a lot has happened this School Year! We moved! We had Co-op Classes, twice. We joined 4H. We helped Nanny make her Garden!
School is almost over for the year, but the boys will continue to learn throughout the summer. There will be plenty of yard work and gardening to do, plus 4H meetings and other fun things!!
Planting Green Beans in the Garden!
The boys enjoyed planting the seeds. Besides the Green Beans, they also will be in charge of their own plants. Jacob planted some Spinach, Blake planted Lettuce, and Landon planted Carrots. Nanny planted Cucumbers, and Lane will be helping take care of those.

We had an extra Pepper Plant, that wouldn't fit in the Garden, so I bought a Pot for it. I also bought a Grape Tomato Plant and a pot. Also, I got three different Herbs (Sweet Mint, Lemon Balm, and Chocolate Mint). I am so excited to try things with the Herbs. If they do well, I may add others. 
It looks like they will do fine. In just a few days, they have flourished! Plus, they are getting PLENTY of water, right now! It's been raining, off and on for a few days!

The boys enjoyed their first 4H Meeting. One of our Homeschool Moms from the group (SCCHEA) is the head of this group. Lane and her son have gotten to know each other quite well, and she asked if we'd like to join and let the boys run for office positions. We agreed, and Lane become the Vice President to her son's President, and Jacob become the Treasurer. Blake found out that the younger kids could run for a position so he decided to run for Reporter AND Recreational Leader! Ack!! Reporter, I can handle. I think he just has to come up with little things to put in the Newsletter, and I have to help him with that. No biggie! But Rec Leader???? He gets to plan ALL of the Field Trips!! Because over half the kids ran for this position, and the others were the only ones who could vote, (and Blake had the most Siblings NOT running) he got it. Sigh!! I hope I have time to do it all! He was allowed to "hire" and assistant, so he picked the one boy that, I personally thought, should have gotten it. Maybe it will be a great experience for him.

We planted the Garden on Saturday Night and Monday. By the next Saturday, the boys' special plants were starting to grow. The boys found some cool things, as well. A Butterfly forming and an Inchworm on the potted plants. We also have Wheat in the Yard. We had spread some hay over the mud in the yard, and some of it sprouted out Wheat! The boys are ecstatic, because their Great, Great Uncle told them they could turn it into Gum after it ripens! SO, hopefully they can talk Poppaw into leaving a few Stalks to grow.

The morning I took the pictures above this one, the Green Beans were all curled up and coming out of their seeds. 5 hours later, the boys were amazed at how much they had grown! They are enjoying watching the garden grow!
Jacob turned 12, a couple of months ago. Our rule is they have to be 12 before they are allowed to Push Mow. I figure that's a good age where they should be both mature enough and strong enough. Jacob enjoyed his first mowing experience! He would have done the entire back pasture, by pushing, if Poppaw hadn't gotten out the riding mower! LOL!!
School may be almost over, for the summer, but there will still be lots of learning going on around here!!!
And when school starts back up in August?..... Whew!
Lane will be in HIGHSCHOOL!!! He has decided he wants to join the SCCHEA Basketball Team, as well!
Jacob will be in 7th Grade. I wish I could find him a CHEAP Art Class.
Blake will start 3rd Grade. He has been invited to join a Robotics Club, as well! He is VERY excited!
And my Baby?
Landon, who is 6 today, will be in the First Grade! But, he still likes to cuddle with Momma, so I'm okay!
Stay tuned for more Summer Adventures with the Lighthouse School for Boys!!!

I'll leave you with ONE of my favorite Scriptures!

Deuteronomy 6:7-9
  7) You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
8) You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
  9) You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.


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