"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, June 6, 2013


What did the bee say to the naughty one?  Beehive yourself.  :)

 Culminate ~  definition:  To bring to a head or to the highest point.

He sang us a garden song.  He told us all about butterflies and ladybugs and bees and ants.  He read us his entire notebook and did a fabulous job.  Did you know that ants use their mandibles to move their eggs. Hard to picture crushing mandibles (argh!)  moving delicate eggs.  I never really thought about it until he told me. And did you know that a ladybug's spots are for their protection?  They are to look like eyes? Never really thought much about that one either.  Yes.  Many things someone who has lived almost half a century should know were explained to us by this 7 year old.  Did you know that ants create a graveyard where they drag their dead?  That one was shared by his old Auntie.  Did you know that sometimes the graveyard has ants that aren't quite dead?  That horrifying observation was made by grammie while watching the ant farm included in the ant display room.  Yes.  It was a very informative evening. 

And delicious... observed the sister!

**My baby brothers children.  My beautiful nephew and niece.   :)

Blessings, Debbie


  1. Who are these precious children? How adorable!


  2. Ah to be a kid again! They look so happy and proud. Your niece and nephew?
    I like the bee joke..ha.
    Seems not fair the youngest kids get to study such interesting stuff about ants (etc.) and it doesn't carry on to older kids!

    The tomten sweater is so neat. I love swedish stuff...and they know how to dress warm!

  3. I love those special open house days at schools when the parents and grandparents can go see the kids show off their project . I recently went to my granddaughter N.'s open house and she showed me how she does her scrapbooking. Fun,fun,fun.


  4. You learned new things about bees and ants? I love that! Learning new things all the time...a great way to live. (And I'll bet that charming little boy was happy to share his knowledge!)

    How about this bit of trivia that was shared with me yesterday: "Research shows we are never more than three feet from a spider."

    THAT, I didn't need to know!

  5. This really made me miss teaching....like sweating eyes miss teaching....thanks for sharing what joy good teaching can bring!

  6. Beautiful kids. It sounds like a nice time. I love the fun facts about ants. Having a ant farm opened my eyes to horrifying events that I still shudder. Who knew. :)

  7. That sounds like a very awesome day! And what a smart 7 year old! They are so cute. :) I never knew about the zombie ants. Good to know!

    Ps. Thank you for such a sweet and wonderful comment that you left me on yesterday's post. I am so thankful for you and your words of encouragement. You keep me going, and keep my mind (and heart) on what is important.

  8. This is priceless, Children have the most wonderful expressions and the teacher looks so dedicated and happy to be teaching. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Beautiful children and inquisitive minds must run in your family :-)

  10. Your eye through a camera really never needs words...they shout the story! You catch it all...I wished I had that talent. What a wonderful evening...and what a joy!

  11. I love how young kids soak up so much info and are anxious to share it with anyone who will listen. I love all the bright flowers and things on the bulletin board (or whatever they call them now).

  12. Awwww, they are so wonderful! Good Job, Mr. and Mrs. Debbie's Baby Brother!

  13. They have learned a lot and made such wonderful things. Great job !!!
    Have a great day.

  14. I remember being him. I remembered, maybe most when I saw the bee diagram, that feeling. Don't you just love being a family? I didn't get to be with my nieces and nephews that way - too many miles between. But I am there with grandchildren, and it is good.


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