"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. ~Prov. 16:9~

Monday, June 15, 2015

War of 1812


For the past few months we learned all about the War of 1812. We have watched many hours of video footage on the causes and effects of the war. We did some reading and made a lapbooking journal. I’m glad to be able to learn along side my son because I didn't remember any of what we learned from my school days.

Let me share with you some of the interesting things we learned about the War of 1812. Did you know the War of 1812 was another war fought between the British and Americans? It is sometimes known as the second American War of Independence. Do you know how long this war lasted? It lasted almost 2.5 years from June 18, 1812 - February 17, 1815.  Thomas Jefferson was president in the beginning then James Madison became president during this time. Other interesting things we learned about was about various Indian tribes ownership of the land, War Hawks, Impressment, America being defeated in Canada, Water Wars, the Burning of Washington D.C., the story behind our national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner", and so much more.

There's lots of interesting things to learn about the War of 1812. I hope you'll want to dig deeper into this bit of our history with your kids. With that being said we won't be doing any more war studies until after our new school year begins. I pray you enjoy your summer with your kidos :-)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Strawberry Jell-O Pie

For Memorial Day we will be eating a pie our son made.

He made us a strawberry Jell-O pie. Remember that key lime pie I talked about on Pi Day? This is just like that but with different ingredients to change the flavor. All you need to make this pie is 1 box of strawberry flavored Jell-O, 2 6oz. containers of strawberry yogurt, and 8oz. cool whip.  Here’s a step by step tutorial of him making the pie.


Mix Jell-O and both yogurts together in a bowl to get this pretty red color.


Fold in the Cool Whip to get the cloudy pink color.


Pour into a graham cracker crust, cover, and chill for 3-4 hours or overnight. Once it’s set you’re ready to slice and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wordless Wednesday~ 5/6/15

Check out our Cinco de Mayo DIY Chipotle dinner!



Chipotle Meats:
Chipotle Chicken
Carnitas

Rice:
Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice

Chipotle Beans:
Black Beans
Pinto Beans

Salsas:
Corn
Pico de Gallo

Other:
Sautéed onion and green bell peppers, chopped lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream. Served with Burritos size tortillas or tortilla chips. YUM!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day!

For Pi Day we celebrated by eating this yummy pie.

key lime pie   k lime pie slice

It’s a key lime pie! It’s so easy to make. All you need is 1 box of lime flavored Jell-O, 2 6oz. containers of key lime yogurt, and 8oz. cool whip. Mix Jell-O and yogurt together in a bowl then fold in cool whip. Pour into a graham cracker crust and chill for 3-4 hours or overnight. Slice and enjoy!

Note: You can create different flavors of this easy pie by swapping out the Jell-O and yogurt flavors. The recipe is so easy you’ll eventually be making this off the top of your head without needing a recipe Open-mouthed smile

Friday, March 6, 2015

American Revolutionary War

ARW bookFor the past few months we have been learning all about the American Revolutionary War. We have watched many hours of video footage on the causes and effects of the war. We did some reading and made a lapbooking journal. Our son could have watched video after video about the war but we had to end it somewhere so we could move on. I’m glad he takes an interest in learning about our nation’s history.

I would now like to share with you some of the interesting things we learned about the American Revolutionary War. Did you know the American Revolutionary War is also known as the War of Independence? The original 13 colonies were fighting to be free from Great Britain’s control. Do you know how long this war lasted? It lasted for 6.5 years from April 19, 1775-October 19, 1781.  The British Parliament were taxing the colonist so they could fund the French and Indian War. They taxed  things like stamps, newspapers, pamphlets, playing cards, dice, glass, lead, paint, and tea. The colonist felt this was unfair since they had no one representing them in the Parliament. Other interesting things we learned about are:

Motto: “No Taxation without Representation”
The Boston Massacre
The Boston Tea Party
The Continental Congress
And Paul Revere just to name a few.

There is so much to learn about the American Revolutionary War that I could go on and on. I encourage any of you to take time to learn about the American Revolutionary War and how we became a free nation. We will be doing more war studies. Next up is the war of 1812. I’ll come back to share with you what we learned. Until next time happy learning!
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