Thursday, June 21, 2012

Postcard Challenge

I had asked the boys what things they'd be interested in continuing to learn about over the summer. The two things they mentioned were to learn more about geography and about our Presidents. Joshua is particularly interested in the upcoming election so we've been trying to keep up with that a little (as much as an 8 year old is able to). 
For geography I've found an idea to help them learn more about our beautifully diverse 50 states. We started a challenge to receive a postcard from each of the 50 states. We've already checked 3 off the list. We've received several from California already but they're each from a different part of the state so it's expanding their understanding even more. We're putting post-it's on our state map for each postcard we receive. 
I've already submitted my plea on Facebook once, so I thought I would branch out and ask on here as well. If you are interested in sending the boys a postcard shoot me an email at Hopefully we can reach our goal before the end of summer!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Introducing Nathaniel Alexander

Nathaniel Alexander Pickle was born on May 17, 2012. He weighed 10 pounds 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.