Monday, July 26, 2010

Our weekend

We didn't do anything really special, but I love that kind of weekends....

Washing the car with daddy

Eating potatoes from the garden

Flowers from our neighbour

A surprise package for me!!!! Thank you so much C! Now we can finally eat proper nasi (I think nasi is for the Dutch the same as curry for the Brits) again! And Job has the real peanutbutter again ;).

Adam got a package too! His last bit of B-day money and pocket money...




Playing games with the boys

Going to church, where we feel so 'at home'...

And I'm finally Flying again (over two weeks now, whohoooo)! Loving it (and so does Job)! :)

What is your perfect weekend?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Khan Academy

Thanks to Julia R.! She just shared this site. And I think it's great. Perfect for my boy who doesn't want to learn from workbooks :))

Khan does the French Revolution


The introduction to the atom


Basic addition


And much more. Check it out! I'm sure you'll be able to find a subject that has your interest!

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.

We have 1400+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Zullekes (you can use this word for anything in Belgium, I discovered...)

We had friends from Belgium (one of Adam's best friends) over for a couple of days. We've all enjoyed it very much. It's a very energetic family, so we did a lot :)).

We went to Decoy Park, played and went canoeing (sorry, no pics...I was in the canoe)

Reading

Playing

Drawing

A birthday girl with a typical English breakfast



We went from Buckfastleigh to (hippytown) Totnes by steamtrain

And from the Totnes station to Totnes town by water taxi


And back (look who's steering!) to the station

A lot of jumping

Next generation

We've kind of seen Stonehenge 

and Ascot

And we went to Legoland, wich was nice. We had a good day. But not very much impressed. A lot of theme parks are the same (just an other theme). Personally I think that the Efteling in Holland is much better. The good thing was that we got our tickets a lot cheaper because we're homeschoolers (more than 50% off). 

We're also very happy because they've said they will be back next year...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New group ~ Embercombe


Today we've been investigating a new group. A more nature based group. Boaz was really happy there. He found a big stick and two friends that liked climbing trees as well....   It's going to take place here, in Embercombe, Higher Ashton (near Exeter), from October 2010 on (or maybe even earlier. If you want more information, send me an email or comment and I'll pass you the contact info of the lady who organises it; age range 2-13 at the moment):





Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Prickly Ball Farm


Today we were at Prickly Ball Farm in Newton Abbot. I didn't really know what to expect, but it was great, for all four of us. Adam enjoyed (very, very much) cuddling the animals, Boaz enjoyed running around, the go karts and the playground, and Levi was happy that he could escape to my arms sometimes, to get away from the "scary" animals. Plus: we had a good time with friends.
The farm has a program for the whole day. You can choose what you want to do: feed the chipmunks, feed the pigs, feed the lambs, cuddle the furry animals (even the bigger boys loved cuddling them, see the pictures), groom a pony, walk a ferret, collect an egg & feed the chickens or walk a goat.

And there was a lady telling and showing us (about) the hedgehogs they have. Adam asked several questions and was able to answer several questions she asked the group. I'm so proud of him that he 'just' does that, in English.

Maybe if you look at the site, or even at the pictures, it might seem something for smaller kids, but there was something special about it. Again, a lovely place and very friendly people...



Just the views!!

Little hedgehogs...

Expectations...;)



They had a hedgehog cemetery.....

Boaz' special fight techniques...

                                                                           Pond works...

The bigger (14, 11, 9, 8) boys were the ones that didn't really want to leave today. Every time they ran back to the farm to hold their favourite chicken again, and quickly stroke the goats one last time.