Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September Wrap-up

So what has the Jerome family been up to in the month of September? A new haircut for Evan....totally his idea....
Evan is playing on a middle school travel soccer team......
discovering a new art class at Uncommon Grounds in Aliquippa.....here are the kids' oil pastels in the style of Amedeo Modigliani.....
a pyramid project that lasted three weeks, but the kids all enjoyed working on it together.....
and Darrell's birthday!

It's been very busy here, which is why the blog has not been updated this month. Managing three different curriculums, teaching a certain joyful 5 year old to read, keeping track of three different activity schedules (Evan-travel soccer; Ann-Marie - team gymnastics; Alec - recreation soccer), teaching a new Sunday school class at church, teaching a new geography class at homeschool coop......well, you get the idea - September has been a little overwhelming. True to Jerome style, however, a BIG trip is coming in October.....so stay tuned!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Discovering Raccoon Creek State Park

The last two weekends we have been exploring Raccoon Creek State Park as a family.
We explored one of the hiking trails....explained off of their website:
Mineral Springs Loop: 1.2 miles, easiest hiking, white blazes
This loop trail begins and ends across from the park office. Mineral Springs Loop passes through one of the park’s historic areas, once known for the “healing qualities of the mineral water.” Above the springs are the remains of the 1800s Frankfort Mineral Springs Resort.

This past weekend we went back and just enjoyed the beach area....it was wonderful!

Now, for those of you who haven't seen Evan's new haircut - here it is! Just in time for the cooler weather?