Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ye Olde Mill Fieldtrip.

About 6 families from our homeschooling group (which equalled about 25 kids) went to the Velvel Ice Cream factory in Utica, Ohio. It's in an old 1918 Water mill.

We had a picnic lunch before hand...
Then we were able to watch them actually making ice cream that would end up in grocery stores all over.

Here is Boy with one of his best buddies!

Then off to the kids' museum for lots of hands on activities.

Afterwards we were treated to ice cream cups with chocolate or strawberry!

I'll post the article the Zachary wrote for the homeschooling newspaper when I get back to my home computer.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


This is the culprit that has eaten the broccoli and squash plants in the garden. Grrr...if she wasn't soo cute!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A hurricane in OHIO?????

Yep...hurricane force winds from Hurricane Ike hit our house on September 14th.

We lost only one tree, but have a million and 47 sticks in the yard. The birdies did really well, didn't even seem fazed! We lost power about 3 pm on Sunday, got our power back on Thursday evening. Only lost the food in the refridgerator, and had to eat all three of the "frozen" pizzas as soon as the power came back on. So therein lies my reason for not blogging for two weeks!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Fun at the OX Roast

Boy, Man, Nana and I walked down to the Grandview Ox Roast. Everyone ate roast beef and rode rides!
Boy on the swings! I went with him, but look decidedly GREEN in all the pictures.
Nana rode the ferris wheel.
Boy did the slides on his own.
And Boy and Man rode this box thing that you throw your weight around to try to get it to go up and over.

They got very close but didn't quite make it.