So Miss Esmé has been practicing her weather forecasting skills with her Noeo weather station. Today she predicted: “Cloudy with a chance of bubbles.”
Sounds a lot better than what Sandy is bringing to the east coast, huh?
Then we came home and made more munchies: pumpkin “pies” from Esmé’s pumpkin patch pumpkin - for her to share with her Kindergarten class…
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
~ Jim Davis
Every girl needs a boy for a cousin – to kick off the princessy stuff for a moment…
While no one is expected to leap tall buildings in a single bound, our aspiring heroes will be tested on their courage, integrity, self-sacrifice, compassion and resourcefulness - the stuff of all true superheroes.
Sleep dear child and peace attend you, all through the night
Guardian angels God will send you, all through the night
Soft and drowsy hours are creeping,
Hill and vale in slumber sleeping.
God his loving watch is keeping,
All through the night.
While the darkness may surround you, all through the night
Angel care will there be found, too, all through the night
May your dreams be far from bad ones,
Chase away each thought of sad ones,
Bring you only peaceful glad ones,
All through the night.
Till the morning comes to wake you,
And wherever the day may take you,
May God’s presence ne’er forsake you
Through day or night.
~Sylvia Nelson Clarke; 1st verse is Welsh folksong
Esmé is one of those kiddos who NEEDS something playing in order for her mind to shut down for the night. For the past few weeks, her sole final request is a CD gifted from her grandparents: Angels By My Bed by Sylvia Nelson Clarke.
It’s one of those days – where I reach the end of the day and suddenly realize I haven’t captured that glistening moment yet. (There are a lot of those days.) So I rush outside where the sun is gone, and catch a glimpse of the last roses of summer.
'Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.
(Is there something wrong with the fact that some of the most exciting moments of my days revolve around books?)
We got the shipment I’ve been antsily waiting for! Have you ever seen something you just HAD to have, though you didn’t even know you needed it before you saw it?
That’s the way it was for me seeing the Noeo Science curriculum. Lots of books, lots of prepackaged hands-on experiment kits, just plain good science. Nicely organized and ready to go. Absolutely perfect for our house!
Isn’t this Biology I set gorgeous?
We started on Day 1 right away.
And Esmé didn’t want to stop there. But we did.
From the www.noeoscience.com site:
What does 'noeo' mean?
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
(The original Greek word, noeo, is translated here as 'understood')
1. To perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding.
2. To think upon, heed, ponder, consider.
(Source: The New Testament Greek Lexicon)
If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.
Esmé’s weekend homework project was all about the weather. She chose to do a watercolor desert night scene for her picture, complete with nocturnal coyote and night-blooming cactus – and we all know you can’t paint without swim goggles on your head, correct?