Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Homeschool Field Trip

This was our history class last week ~ a trip to New Salem, where Abraham Lincoln lived.
It was a BEAUTIFUL day and we couldnt resist stopping by on our way home from my grandma's, but I was severly disappointed that it is closed on Mon and Tues! (It was a Tues.) We could still walk around, but not go in anything, except the outhouse!
And here we have Joshua and Dominique in the outhouse. ;-) I couldn't convince them to sit *on* the holes, though....
Joshua and Abe

Coming out of the outhouse while Daddy studies the architecture of a nearby cabin.
Mommy and children in front of the woodshed.
We know what that was really for, right? ;)

It was really a good idea to put these pics in sepia, because Dominique really clashed that day! My aunt had just given her a cute little skirt that she just LOVED and wanted to wear SO badly, but it was orange, and I only had a pink shirt along for her to wear with it. LOL! I decided to not make a big deal of it and let her wear the pretty skirt, and alas, you can't even tell in these pics!

Joshua thought this bench was pretty cool! Maybe he will try to make on one day. My brother did when he was little. :)

Studying corn cobs.
Something *really* weird happened! All of my friend's blogs are saved in my favorites file. Well, for the past couple of weeks, I had been checking in now and then with y'all's blogs, but no new posts came up. I figured everyone had just been too busy to post lately. But by last night, I realized how strange this was, that NO ONE had updated for nearly 2 weeks! So, today, I visited a blog, and still nothing new. Then I clicked on refresh, and up came, like FOUR new posts from the past couple of weeks that I hadnt seen yet! So, I went to another blog, and same thing! This was not only with blogger blogs, but also homeschooler blogger, so I dont think it was a problem with blogger. I could see updates in other sites, like my email and another message board, just not on the blogs. Isn't that weird!? Do you know what the problem might be?? If you do, let me know, because it is driving my logical mind crazy! So, that is why I haven't commented on your blogs lately! :)


Kathy said...

That is odd about the blog sites, no clue why?

It looks like a blast, you have to tell us where that is. I must say I need to be taught American history, we never learnt it at school.

ChicagoGal78 said...

What a fun day! I love that your pictures are in sepia and that the whole place looks deserted. Gives it a really cool feel!

Bipin Sen said...

Nice way to show the pictures! Makes it look like Abe's in the corner somewhere about to peek his head into the frame! :-)

MOM said...

I hope we can all go to New Salem again sometime. It's really a cool place to visit. I haven't been there for years. I know all the kids would like it. These pics are cute, especially the one with the kids in the outhouse.

Michelle said...

i agree - the outhouse one is my favorite and the sepia tone makes the experience look so old-fashioned and rustic! :)
did you get the dedication pics?