Saturday, January 12, 2013

What Color is your Parachute?

 The weather has been so nice these past few days. Very mild for winter! Today it was 60 degrees. We were running around barefoot or in sandals. We did farm chores and then proceeded to this parachute fun.

And then this happened. Mike did get it down, thankfully. No cursing involved either.

Other things we've been up to:

*Loved this movie about WWII. We also read the Eyewitness books about World War I and II. Also, we happened to be reading about gremlins in one of our mythology books and discovered they are linked to World War II. Did you know there were accounts from British soldiers who witnessed gremlins sabotaging their planes? Who knew?

*Lego Lord of the Rings!

* Games galore. We recently got Scrabble Boggle, Yahtzee, and more dominoes and have been enjoying them. Some of our old faves are listed here.


  1. The parachutes look awesome! We too have warm wintery weather, in fact all our snow has melted away. We are sad about that, as we had planned to make our snowshoeing trail in the woods once everyone was better.
    We have got Narnia legos going on here. :)
    Have a great week!

    1. We are definitely missing the snow, too. We are liking the play with the salamanders that have popped out for some sun :) Hope you all are feeling better. A blessed week to you all.

  2. Great parachute!! We have had fun with them while studying WWII, too.

    1. Yes, they are quite fun! In the movie we watched, my oldest enjoyed the paratroopers :) There's a memorial to them in the French town where many lost their lives on D-Day.