Today I finished my 2nd 5K Walk of the summer, this time at AgroCulture Liquid Fertilizer - the Farm to Fork 5K. I gladly wore my Grazeway Dairy shirt again and was blessed to be able to participate with the wonderful team we have, including my Mom, sister, and some friends. I didn't beat my time from the Elsie 5K, but I was within 30 seconds and got first in my age group, so I am happy with the results. It is a lot harder walking along paths and through fields than it is on the flat dirt roads by our house.
We started our school year last Monday the 18th, and now have 2 weeks under our belts. I am trying out a new curriculum and a new schedule, and am happy with how things are going so far. The kids are happy and have already learned a lot, so that makes each day extra worthwhile. We have studied maps and geography a great deal the past couple weeks, so yesterday we baked and decorated a cake to look like the earth. It was a fun project. Norah loves decorating cakes, so we made an extra for her to decorate however she wanted.
|The kids are proud of their work!|
|Norah with her cake|
|Taking the cookies off the tray.|
I have been getting some canning done - my tomatoes are not doing great, but have provided enough to do some salsa with. I have had to purchase some canning tomatoes to make pizza sauce with. John loved helping process the tomato sauce with me.
|Good times with tomatoes!|
This week we were also able to make a trip to the Grand Rapids Public Museum with my sister and her family and a couple friends. The museum was housing a Lego display through the end of the month, and we wanted to make sure we made it over to see it. There were models of different landmarks around the world built out of Legos, and they were very impressive. (Did you know you can make a career out of building Legos?!) The Grand Rapids Public Museum is one of our favorites, as they also have many permanent displays that are worth seeing, as well as the restored 1928 carousel (a highlight of everyone's trip).
|Wyatt with a model of the museum. In the background you can see some of the other creations, |
including the Gateway Arch.