The Fountain of Youth


Ah yes, the Fountain of Youth.  Ponce DeLeon began the search  over 500 years ago, and lets face we are still looking for it today in every jar of age defying creme or a bottle of viagra.  On Monday we had discussed Ponce DeLeon and his futile search for the mythical fountain, so I decided to have their journal follow suit.  After completion of Day 17 of the workbook it was time was write, and today’s topic was “What would you do if you discovered the Fountain of Youth?”

The boys, who currently enjoy the wonders of youth did not seem to care about saving any for themselves.  Instead one considered selling it and using the money to buy video games, where another decided it would be far better to build a museum around it and allow people to come and drink it.  The question is….. What would you do if you discovered the Fountain of Youth?




Today was little K’s 6th birthday!  Such an exciting day.  The child was simply glowing from the time that he woke up to the time that he went to bed.  If only I could bottle such a positive attitude! Today was a pretty easy day for him.  Day 14 in his work book included a maze, and the child adores mazes.  Next we moved on to our journals, and we all wrote a story about K.  A’s story started out by teasing K for the fact that he is hairy (he is compared to his brother), but then ended by describing how wonderful it is to receive a warm hug from K.

The Husband and I had hoped to have a fun day swimming and hanging out by the pool, and then grilling some hot dogs.  The weather was against the idea, so we were forced to remain in the house for the rest of the day.  Instead, we huddled around the computer and visited the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  While it is not a virtual tour like the Natural History Museum, it had fantastic videos!  The boys loved the exhibit on the space race, and by the end of the video they were begging to go to the Kennedy Space Center.  All in all, it was a pretty awesome day even with the rain.



Yea!! It is Friday and I can’t be happier. Tomorrow is K’s 6th Birthday Party, so most of our day was spent cleaning and the decorating the house for the party tomorrow afternoon.

We did day 10’in the workbooks and then moved on to writing in our journals. Today’s topics was “what is your favorite summer activity?” I decided to make it a rather laid back day because of all of the excitement on Saturday.

A Patriotic Lesson


Flag day was last weekend, and I missed it.  It isn’t a major holiday, so the kids didn’t seem to mind (now if I had missed Halloween or Christmas, we would have had a problem)!  I happened to come across a pretty neat documentary on the Smithsonian channel called “A Star Spangled History” that I was able to record.  The kids watched it today, and they actually liked it.  It was the story of our National Anthem and even showed the flag that was the inspiration for the poem that is currently housed in the was very interesting, and both boys actually thought that it was really neat.

Went worked on page 8 in the workbooks and then went into the journals.  The topic for today was the “the best day ever!”  A chose to wrote about our last vacation when we went to Busch Gardens and he got to ride his very first roller coaster.  K blew my mind and wrote about how it was his wish to go and visit the Smithsonian in DC to see all the National Treasures.  It really made my heart burst!  I love the fact that my kids have a joy for learning about the world around them!