Friday, February 24, 2012

Lift off! Mark this Day in History... July 2011

Living on the Space Coast in Florida we have enjoyed watching a many a shuttles lift off into space. This year NASA launched their last shuttle.Shuttle Atlantis lifted on on this sunny (yet cloud covered) day. All the family gathered around for the countdown... 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!!!!

Atlantis has blasted off on NASA's last space shuttle launch. The historic liftoff occurred Friday morning, 30 years and three months after the very first shuttle flight. Four astronauts are riding Atlantis to orbit. The shuttle is bound for the International Space Station, making one final supply run.

How exciting to be here on the space coast... in this day in history!

Where is it?! Over there!!!

YES! That is my BABY on the roof!!!!
Papa, CJ, LJ, Michael, Lil, & MJ all point to where they hope to see the shuttle on it's way to outerspace!

Unfortunately there were so many clouds this day that we didn't get to actually see it. 

Great memories!

To watch a video of the shuttle click here:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Summer School & Lila says God! - July 2011


This summer we had a full house.  All the cousins were together! 


Melissa and I decide to keep all the kids busy we would have SUMMER SCHOOL! YEAHHH!


We had GRAND plans! ... this was the only "successful" week! It was space week! 

We talked about space, Michael gave the Bible lesson on God creating the stars, 

Melissa did the history lesson and included some really cool facts about Grandad and his work at NASA, and I was in charge of the art lesson!

It was fun... Here are a few photos (we did more than this, but maybe Melissa has the photos?)


Cutie Lila Grace!


 Cooper and Lila coloring in her room. He is a great big cousin and loves to show her things all the time. She LOVES to color.


more "coloring" :)


  Cheyenne shows me the smiley face she made with her lunch.


So I taught a lesson on VanGogh's Starry Night...

This is where I got the majority of my lesson... and then adapted it!