Friday, May 22, 2015

Random Five May 22 2015

1. Well the biggest thing happening in our house has a lot to do with Knex and the competition that Jam entered a few months ago. He made it to the final. If you want to help click on the link above and vote for 'Joshua'. (photo courtesy of Knex)


2. Summer has arrived to the public schools here. My older kids know all about school holidays - however Captain has never been to school so his concept of holidays are very different. He was very excited that we have a long weekend! Basically we do school if Dad is at work. Unless of course we decide to play. The big kids really like this schedule and Captain doesn't know any different so it's all good.

3. Saying that we are planning to do a lot of swimming this summer. The kids of course start summer swim team on Tuesday. However, I am really excited about our new pool pump. We decided to change to a salt water pool. I am not sure how it works as the salt water is changed to chlorine to clean the water etc...but with not chlorine smell or damage to swimsuits. It nicer on skin and hair too. So I'm just waiting for the pool to get warm enough for me. I say 'me' because everyone else here has a wetsuit and they've already been swimming.

4. Captain got Transitions he LOVES them. He's been wearing glasses since he was two and really wanted sunglasses. They look really cool.

5. I took Captain to Walmart this week. Batman and Robin were there. It was a fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network.

All in all it's been a fun week :)





The Pebble Pond

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach - Wordless Wednesday





There are no words.






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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

FishFlix Media - DVD Review - Flight and Metamorphosis {TOS REVIEW CREW}

FishFlix.com Review

We love movies and documentaries. I love being able to put in a DVD when we are all feeling under the weather and still feel like we are learning something. FishFlix.com is a really cool company that sells Christian movies. I was sent two DVDs to review Flight and Metamorphosis.

When this review became available there was a list of quite a few DVDs that were available for review. Besides the two that I received to review there are some other awesome titles that are being reviewed by other crew members.

Exploring Ephesus - City of Apostles
Torchlighters John Wesley DVD
Privileged Species
Unbroken DVD Legacy of Faith Edition

I was thrilled to be chosen to review Flight and Metamorphosis and so were the kids. They actually arrived in perfect timing for the only week we were sick all year. Everyone one was sick, including my Mother in Law visiting from England.

So we were really excited and decided watching on of them would be a perfect afternoon activity.



Captain chose Flight first. This is an amazing wildlife documentary. This DVD uses a Christian viewpoint and steers clear of Darwin evolution. The filming in the movie is amazing and very dramatic. We were completely in awe. We were all transfixed and thought it was amazing. There are so many details given in the movie and interviews with experts explaining lots of science. I don't want to spoil it for you. However, I have to say the quality of this production is definitely up there with the best. It contains photos from all over the world from England to Peru. There are parts of the DVD when amazing computer technology allows concepts to be explained in ways that all can understand. If you have ever wondered how birds fly, why their wings are the built the way they are, how they soar and SO MUCH MORE. This is a video that we will definitely come back to over and over. Captain told me after we watched it that it went perfectly with his science study. We are using Apologia Flying Creatures at the moment and have just completed a few chapters on birds and feathers and how things worked. It's amazing to add so much knowledge when kids think they are 'relaxing' because they are sick. In fact the very next day he grabbed his science book and lapbook and asked if we could do a chapter, as the DVD had inspired him (Got to love 6 year olds).



The second DVD we watched was called Metamorphosis The beauty and design of butterflies. I have an affinity with butterflies. My oldest daughter who passed away when she was three LOVED them. In fact one came and stayed on her casket the day we buried her all the way through the grave side service. They always bring me peace and are so beautiful. I was thrilled to get this DVD and after watching the first DVD about birds I knew I was going to love it.

I was definitely not disappointed. The photography in the DVD is beyond compare. I don't think I have seen such a beautiful DVD about butterflies. My husband, kids, and I sat without moving for the whole hour (64 minute approx) and we were all completely transfixed. The DVD shows every stage of a butterflies life cycle in so much detail it's amazing. It follows from the pin-prick sized egg to the munching creepy caterpillar (yes, they really crunch!) to the emerging beautiful butterfly. The DVD talks about the miracle of the butterfly finding the right plant to lay her eggs, it's journey across the world to somewhere they have never been before. This DVD had me racking my brain as to where our butterfly net is (I hate moving and losing things) because the kids really want to do the 'Butterfly Garden' again.



These movies are a priceless addition to our DVD collection. I know they will be watched over and over.

Everyone is on Social Media these days - If you want to learn more about this company you can click on the following Social Media Links -

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You really need to check out the other reviews - it's easy just click on the link below. I am sure the other DVDs were just as magnificent.

FishFlix.com Review

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Monday, May 18, 2015

K-Force Squad Members Video Contest

My son needs your votes! He is a member of the K - Force Squad for K-nex and has been chosen as a finalist for the video he submitted.



Please click here to vote for Joshua - His video is called 

Trigger's Trick Shots!

He would love your help. His Dad helped him edit the video and he came up with all the shots himself!!!

You need a Facebook Account and you need to 'like' K-nex before they will let you vote.

You can vote every day.

Jam did receive the kits to build for free but had to come up with his own tricks and video!

Thanks from all of us!!  


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Friday, May 15, 2015

Random Five Friday May 15 2015

1. I found an old video today that we took at State Fair a few years ago of an egg hatching.


2. We filled the pool this week...just waiting for the heat!

3. Jam made it through to a final selection in a video competition. Voting begins Monday - I will share the details via social media - He would appreciate your votes :)

4. Boo's friend moved town this week - Boo is going to miss her like crazy!

5. We got to catch up with some old friends Saturday night at a wedding reception of a friends son. I am starting to feel old kids I taught in seminary are starting to get married.


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