Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2012 Arthritis Walk

I'm fundraising for the 2012 Arthritis Walk and I'd like all my tens of followers to check out our team fundraising page.  If you decide to make a donation be sure to click on my name first!

2012 Arthritis Walk Team Ella page

(If you're local there could be cupcakes in it for you)

Thank you!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Homeschool : S is for Spring

S is for Spring!  This was supposed to correlate with Spring Break but we were naughty and skipped school that week.  The girls did S worksheets from education.com and made some cute Spring crafts.





Paper Plate Butterfly


This one was from Library Story Time.  It's a paper plate folded in half with a frog template glued to it.

This is a Pinterest craft.  Dip a water or pop bottle in paint and stamp away!  Different bottles make different "flowers".

 


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tallgrass Prairie and Osage Hills State Park

We spent part of our Spring Break exploring Osage county in Oklahoma.  We started our weekend visiting Tallgrass Prairie, a big (I mean, BIG) nature preserve that is home to hundreds of wild bison.  Then, we headed over to Osage Hills State Park to camp in one of their cabins.  Here are way too many photos of our trip.

Tallgrass Prairie

this is the sign when you enter the preserve


 the bison walk right in front of your car.


 baby bison.


 big bison.

 the museum and visitor center. 

the ranch house


 prairie



  
 they have a short hiking trail that winds through the prairie (don't worry, no bison here)







Osage Hills State Park

Our cabin


  




 the swings in the cabin area


 the playground in the RV area


 deer tracks

 "big dog" tracks (or mountain lion)

 critter holes


 armadillo...what was probably living in the critter holes

 group cabins

 little hiking feet

 little hikers

 hiking shoes



 the bluffs






 the lake












 we're really getting into this backpacking/hiking stuff.  note the tootbrush we may have needed on our 45 minute hike on a 1/4 mile trail.

 Lauren is the only one that will stop and let me take her picture.










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I love this one.  Sun in your face...wind in your hair.  Doesn't get much better than that.

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