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Happy Valentine’s Day

Our boys participated in a homeschool country wide Valentine exchange. Since the valentines were coming from various places, it also allowed for a geography lesson. Each family was asked to send some interesting facts about their state. I have lived in the same city my entire life and when looking for interesting facts about Arizona, […]

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Avocado Seeds

We’ve tried growing avocado seeds a few times but for one reason or another, they have not sprouted. Drama King asked a few weeks ago to try again so the next time we had avocados, we tried again. This round we got results, twice over. We attempted to sprout four seeds and so far, two […]

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Our World Is A Little Cleaner Today

We walked to our neighborhood park this afternoon and along the way our boys decided to help make the world a little cleaner. They each picked up as many trash items as they could hold in their little hands and carried them all the way to the park. When we got to the park, they […]

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Butterfly Send Off

This afternoon we released our little butterflies. Tim setup the video camera on the tripod to capture the release on film but it appears the movie may not have come out very well so he’s working on it. While the camera rolled he also snapped a handful of photos of the release.

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Shaking The Habitat

We watched last night as Moe, one of the caterpillar turned chrysalis, shook the entire habitat in his attempt to escape the chrysalis form and emerge as a beautiful butterfly. This process is lengthy so we missed the actual emergence which occurred while we were fast asleep.

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It’s Chrysalis Time

We awoke this morning to our first chrysalis. JC is beginning his metamorphosis stage. The remaining 4 caterpillars are now hanging from the lid this evening so we assume they will be in the chrysalis stage by morning. Oh and the unnamed caterpillar finally got a name, Turtle. Turtle was the last one to hang […]