CrossTrails Homeschool: October 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cecille's Necklace

Cecille crocheted this necklace the other day all by herself. She says it's a neck warmer necklace. It could be used as a headband also.  She came up with her own stitch all on her own, I have no idea how she figured it out with no teaching!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Animal Update, Photos

Our daughter Cecille wanted to take some photos of the animals out back since our assortment has changed.

The two new baby potbelly pigs are the biggest change, but we also have a duck in with the chickens, and the goats have moved over to live with Elizabeth; our big potbelly pig.

Sydella loves the chickens and being a big helper and finding their eggs.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall Photos

Today we went to get our fall photos taken. We went to the Grant County Park, but didn't see anything nice there for the photos, so we went down the road to another park. We found a great location right away for our photos, and everyone cooperated except for Joslyn today.

It was a great day and great weather out today, I hope this weather sticks around for a while longer.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cecille's Homemade Broom

Cecille disappeared outside for a while earlier, when she came back in she had something she had made with her. She took some of the dead grasses from the hill and a stick she found and used her old string to tie them together into a broom. She even decorated it with the string.

She really liked surprising us with this, we had no idea what she was doing or where she got the idea.

Pretty nifty for a 9 year old, huh?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Leaves

The girls love when the leaves start falling off of the trees.
They like to rake them all into big piles to jump in.

This year they tricked the neighbor boys into helping them rake! Jack and Sam helped rake the leaves in the front yard into the piles.

Now, if we could only trick them into moving the leaves to the compost area!

Here's Cecille; being the boss. She loves bossing everyone else around, we're trying to break her of that.