Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

Following the adventures of two little girls and their mommy, as they learn and create together!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Wii Olympics 2014!

We are having a great time learning about the world through watching the Olympics.  We are finding the participating countries on the globe and the wall map, discussing the different characteristics of the countries, learning about the sports of the winter games, writing about our favorite athletes and sports, and most fun of all putting on our own mini-winter games. 

Our Olympic learning wall!

Learning resources.

Chris was practicing his skiing skills :)

First event, ski jump!


First event, ski jump!


Silver and gold winners in ski jump.

Gold winner for giant slalom skiing.

Winners for snowboarding.

Slopestyle winners!

Biathlon winners.

Winning spirit!


Some highlights of the party.  Country flags and symbols, gold medal pancakes, awarding medals.  What a great day!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Spokane CAR visit the Campbell House, MAC, and VA

For a fun field trip, the Spokane CAR took  a tour of the Campbell House, all decorated up for Christmas.  The house is beautiful, and it was nice to be able to explore it at our leisure. 



The girls enjoyed playing an impromptu game of charades, and then learning the secret recipe of the Campbell house sugar cookie!


After the Campbell House, we visited the Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC).


There were some interesting exhibits and we are looking forward to working on our project about museum artifacts.


Finally, we visited the VA Medical Center where we dropped off the donations we had collected, as well as the 50 Christmas cards we all signed.



Chris came and made a bit of a mess (at least he made most of it on a cookie sheet!)


He brought the girls mini dragons and they love them!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter Dance Recital

Today the girls had their winter recital.  They were so cute!
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The girls did a light jig together, then a reel.
Recital Video
Beautiful girls!
Abby made me breakfast, blueberry eggos and salad with ranch :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Wreaths Across America

Today the Spokane CAR, accompanied by the May Hutton Chapter DAR and Washington State Regent participated in the wreath laying ceremony for Wreaths Across America.





We baked three batches of cookies (pumpkin spice, peanut butter, and gingerbread) to take to share with the volunteers.  They were a big hit!