Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Apple Orchard!

As promised here's the pics from our apple orchard field trip! When we arrived we all piled on the hay ride to head out to the apple orchards!
Wayne and Hunter on the hay ride



Me and the girls picking apples for a snack. YUM

After the hay ride we went into the cider house and saw how they put the apples into the machine to clean them and then crush them up for cider!

In another room was a machine that washed aples to be packaged. They went into tubes that took them to bags and a conveyor belt to be boxed up and sent to the stores.

After the tour we went to another building where they had animals and a hay maze! Chelsea enjoyed the maze while the little ones liked the animals!

The turkey kept talking to Hunter. He got a BIG kick out of that!

Natalie and Hunter watching the animals.

Overall we had a blast and learned a LOT about how we can have apples all year long and how they grow apples and make cider. Each child got an apple cider sipper, sticker and coloring book before we left. This is one trip we won't soon forget!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New blogger!

Well, I finally did it! I'v ebeen thinking about starting my own blog to share our family's happenings and our homeschooling experience.

A little about me, I'm Jacquie, a mom to three wonderful children, my oldest, chelsea is 7. Hunter is 3 and natalie will be 2 in november! It's hard to belive that one!

We are a homeschooling family and even though we have our ups and downs we LOVE this lifestyle. I'm SO thankful that God turned my heart around to the idea. I used to be VERY anti homeschool. A year and a half ago I started thinking about the possibility of homeschooling my oldest who was in public kindergarten. At first I just brushed the idea aside thinking I was crazy to even have that thought enter my head. But God continued to put the idea into my head and so I began researching and talked to some of the ladies at my church who homeschool their children. We made it through 1st grade and now this year I am enjoying teaching preschool to the younger two and 2nd grade to teh oldest!

My blog title? Well there's my husband, wayne and I and our three kids. That makes 5. Our last name is pronounced like the number 4. So, we have 5 fours!

So there you have it, a little bit of me to get started. I plan to add details of our recent apple orchard field trip soon!
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