Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

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

Monday, September 30, 2013

Bryant Bobcat Cross Country Meet

The girls joined the school cross country team.  They already run better than I do :)


Proud Bryant Bobcats


Go Abby!  The only one wearing a skirt.


Ready, Set, Go! 


Go Selena!

They had a great time and I am so proud of them! 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Daughters of the American Revolution Monument Tour

We were lucky to be invited to attend the Washington State Board of Management meeting and go on the historic monument tour.  We learned so much, and can’t wait to revisit these sites to spend a little more time.


The Hutton Mansion, where May and Levi Hutton lived.  The Hutton family is an important family in this area, May was instrumental in the woman's suffrage movement here in Washington State.  After her death, Levi opened the Hutton Settlement orphanage in her name.


We visited Drumheller Springs Park to see the Chief Garry monument as well as Chief Garry’s burial location and monument.  There is so much history that I know nothing about.  We will be learning more about Chief Garry! 

Isabell Conway’s gravestone, Washington State’s only “Real Daughter” of the American Revolution.  Her father served as a patriot in the Revolutionary War.


The Strahorn mausoleum and monument were the final stop on the tour.  We learned about the family’s history and I bought the book, “The Amazing Strahorns.”  There is so much history here, that I will have to revisit it another time!

Monday, September 9, 2013

First Day of School

The girls started a homeschool alternative school today, they will go to school two days a week and we will homeschool three days a week.  We are very excited for this transition.
They will each be taking math, writers workshop, Earth Kids (a conservation class), Mother Goose (literature), and Ancient Times.
They look so little, Selena 2nd grade, Abby kindergarten
Beautiful sisters
Waiting outside their first classes
The work they did at orientation.  They drew pictures of where they like to read, Selena chose the new couch and Abby drew her bedroom.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Fair


Jam and pot holders


Knit hat and some ride fun



Rock crafts, pompon creatures, foam craft


Art foam, perler bead


String art, flower planter, hair barrette


Marker drawing, colored pencil drawing, scratch art


Beaded bracelet, string art, color crayon drawing


Ornament, holiday stationery, holiday card


Ornament, stationery, scratch art


Paint by number, hair barrette 


Paint art, stamped cards


Stationery, stamped card, planter 


Stamped art, pinecone


Origami, pinecone, beaded bracelet, masks


Sand arts, magnets, perler bead


Pig races and pony riding


Hamster balls


Caterpillar and tea cups!