Friday, March 25, 2011

States for Gymnastics

State Champion on Floor

State Champion on Pommel

State Champion on:

1st Place on Floor,Ponmmel and Rings
2nd on P Bars
5th on H Bar with a fall
2nd Place All Around

Thank you to our Coach for training our son.
Great Job D Man for all your hard work,
Now we are off to Mississippi for Regionals.

Gasparilla in Tampa for Men

1st Place on Pommel

D Man's 1st Place

2nd Place on Rings

5th Place Team Trophy

5th on P Bars

1st on Pommel
2nd on Floor and Rings
5th on P Bars and H Bar
7th on Vault
5th Place Team Trophy
2nd All Around

Gasparilla in Tampa

Carly Patterson with Ducky

This was Ducly's first meet, she did awesome.

We always pray before the meet starts.
We want to give ALL the Glory!!!

2nd on Beam

2nd All Around
1st Place Team Trophy
4th on Floor
7th on Bars

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Peaceable Kingdom Review

Thank you to Peaceable Kingdom for letting us review these sticker fun!!!

Sweet Shoppe
Sticker Fun

Ages 3+
Two matted scenes
80+ reusable scenes
Carry along tote

On the go or at home for hours of fun or just enough time to get something done around the house.
This cute sweet shoppe allows your child to use his/her imagination for some fun play.
I like that they are using there imagination but still learning while playing.

Sea Life
Sticker Fun

Ages 3+
$9.99 each
40+ reusable stickers for hours of fun
Carry along tote

Learning Skills
Hand-eye coordination
Imaginative play

Reusable stickers on the go or just at home.
I love the Sea Life.
The Sea Life gives your children a hands on experience with creating scenes with Sea Life.

Thank you to Peaceable Kingdom for letting us review the Sea Life and Sweet Play Shoppe.
What I love about these products is that are portable. These products can buy time at a restaurant, doctors office, etc. The products are made with great quality that won't rip or tear. Our children had fun playing with them and I plan on using the Sea Life Play set when we do Sea Creatures this year. The Sweet Shoppe is so cute and it's makes me hungry looking at it,lol. Both of these products encourage free play which is very important in children alone. Thank you again:)

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Thomas Nelson Review ( Love by: Calvin Miller)

cultivating Spirit-given character
By: Calvin Miller

ISBN: 978-1-4185-2841-6

Thank you to Thomas Nelson for letting me review this book.

Love is an 6 week bible study that can be done individually or with a small group.

The lesson are short with a little bit of reading and questions after the reading.

There are 5 lessons for each week. So you can study God's word everyday.

There is also an memory passage for each week, this is good so you can hide the word of God in your heart.

Love bible study comes from the scripture:

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love,joy,peace,patience,kindness,goodness,faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

This book is based on the first fruit of the spirit which is the greatest of all of them.
You want to become more like Christ, then love like Christ first loved us.
This bible study teaches to love others as Christ first loved us.

In the back of the book are group discussion questions and there a place to write down prayer requests and how God has blessed you during your study time. This is a good reflection for a later time to see how God moved during this bible study.

Table of Contents:

Week 1: The Evidence of Love is Giving.
Week 2: Love Forgives
Week 3: Love-The Definition of God.
Week 4: Love-God's Passion for His World
Week 5: Love- Unconditional Longing of God.
Week 6: Love- The Incarnational Force of God.

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Love like he first loved you!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Apologia Press-Good Morning, God Review

Good Morning, God 
Davis Carman
Illustrated by: Alice Ratterree


Thank you to Apologia Press for letting us review Good Morning, God.

Good Morning, God is designed for ages one to eight years old.

This book is designed to help your children fall in love with Our Heavenly Father by having him on your mind from sunrise to sunset. 

Good Morning, God will encourage your children how to worship daily and enjoy the Lord all through the day.

Good Morning, God is meant to encourage your children to consider his or her relationship with Jesus and respond with childlike faith.

Good Morning, God is based on the scripture:

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

These commands that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
Impress then on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.

There are three ways that this book can be used as discipleship tool:

Simply read the book as a story.
At the end of the book are questions and activities that you can do with your children.

The questions and activities are organized by the theme of each day.
( Sunday thru Saturday)

The questions are designed to get your children involve in the book.

Each day has a set of questions.

You don't have to do all the questions in one sitting.

You can also do Sunday questions on Sunday and then continue on this plan for Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday. On the second Sunday, you can read the suggested questions and activities. This plan  would make the book a mini-curriculum.

Good Morning God can be used over and over, you can never impress to much of God on your children.
Our children have loved to learn and be taught about God.
It is so important that we impress God on our children at the very early age.

Good Morning God has a been a wonderful book for our homeschool day.
Our children have already caught on so quickly to the concepts in this book.
We will contunue to read this book over and over again.
I was so excited to receive this book honored that Apolgia would let us review this wonderful book.

We currently use Exploring Creation through Botany(which we are almost done with) and then we will be doing Swimming Creatures. I'm so excited to have found such a wonderful cirrculum for our children for Science.And have fully loved it. Please check some of there other products at:

Orlando Science Center

Everytime we go to Orlando we go to a Theme Park, well this time we decided to go somewhere different and it was so worth it.  The Orlando Science Center  is located downtown, it looks like a ghost town but it is a 4 story Science Center which was packed with excitement foe the children.

Caotic Man

Corbelled Arch

A Dome

Build your own building and see if it can withstand and earthquake.

Make your own Twister

Making Music

This was neat, you answered questions and then went to a docking station and you can use your energy for to light a city,etc.

Smilated Rocket

Curious George Exhibat
The Rocket slide

Ducky opening the elevator.

They had a whole nature wroks section, where they feed the sting rays.

D Man holding a star fish

Ducky with a lizard

This was really cool and fun for the kids.
You pick Oranges( fake of course), put them into basket and petal and they come out the other end. We stayed in this section for awhile.

They had a section where you could play with boats in the water.

Craft Time.
Turtles made out of Coffee Lids.

Ducky went on stage for the KABOOM show.
This was D Man favorite show. They blew things up but explained the science behind it.

This was Ducky favorite
A Simalted Hurricane.
We went in this at least 20 times.

D Man and Ducky made paper rockets and then got to lauch them.

Curiuos George
D Man and Ducky

Bye Bye, See you soon.