Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or treat!

Kylan loved the popcorn balls

They hauled in the candy

Trick or treating at Grandma's

Kevin trick or treating

We dressed up as "parents"

Laura Ingalls

R2D2 costume

Friday, October 30, 2009

Branson, MO and the waterpark

Kevin has been working so many long hours at UPS that we decided we needed a weekend getaway with just the kids. Some place where we wouldn't be bothered by the phone or TV or GASP...the computer. We decided on Branson, MO since it's so close and we thought that the drive might be beautiful this time of year with all of the leaves changing color, and it was GORGEOUS with all of the fiery reds, blazing oranges, vibrant yellows and the array of greens. This weekend was just what we needed we had such a great time playing at the indoor waterpark, shopping at the outlet malls and lounging over meals until our drive home....when I started feeling a tad bit whoozy and I thought it might just be motion sickness because i have been known to have it in the past. NO, it was the darn flu!!!! I talked all weekend about how we need to wash our hands all the time and I had gone to Bath and Body Works and bought some yummy smelling hand sanitizer and used it all weekend, what I didn't bring was Lysol for the hotel room....what was I thinking????

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New do's

Kenzie, Kylan and I went to Ms. Lanette to get new do's and we all love them. Ms. Lanette has been doing our hair for years, she used to follow Kylan around and cut his hair while he would play with a toy truck, then he would sit on her horse barber chair and now he sits like a regular customer, not many people would crawl around on their knees to give a little guy his haircut so that's one of the reasons that we like Ms. Lanette. Anyway, she gave Kenzie a cute new do, a swing bob and Kenzie is loving it. She cut off 5" this time and 10" last time so Kenzie's hair is super short now. Kylan didn't want me to show his hair on here so I won't (I guess he's feeling a little shy). Mine is a shag cut and I like it! Check them out and let us know what you think.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shepherds Cross field trip

Today our homeschool group went to Shepherd's Cross in Claremore for a FABULOUS field trip! I highly recommend it to EVERYONE!!!! WE LOVED IT and will be back again and again!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

South Korean info

National Flag

The National Flag of Korea is called Taegukki, the meaning of which has originated from the old oriental philosophy called the theory of Um-Yang. Chinese pronounce it as Yin-Yang. The National flag was designed by Bak Yeong-hyo, who was the Korean ambassador to Japan. On 6 March, 1883 King Gojong declared the Taegeukki the official National flag of Korea.

The National flag consist of three parts which includes a white background with a red and blue taegeuk in the center and four black trigrams, placed in each corner of the flag. The design of the National flag symbolizes the principles of the yin and yang derived from Chinese philosophy. The flag is the leading National symbol of South Korea.

National Anthem

The national anthem of South Korea is titled ‘Aegukga' which means “The Song of Love for the Country”. The music of the National anthem was composed by Ahn Eaktay and the lyrics were either penned by Yun Chiho or An Chang-Ho.

Three years subsequent to the end of Japanese occupation, in 1948 "Aegukga" was officially adopted by that government as the National anthem of Korea. The anthem consist of four verses (with chorus), although only the first verse and chorus are generally sung. The anthem is an important national symbol of South Korea.

Coat of Arms

Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea. The flower appears in national emblems, and Korea is compared poetically to the flower in the South Korean national anthem.[2] The flower's name in Korean is mugunghwa (Hangul: 무궁화; Hanja: 無窮花). The flower's symbolic significance stems from the Korean word mugung, meaning "immortality".

More Korean videos

Farmers dance

DMZ (border between North and South Korea)

Changdeokgung Palace

Silk worm larvae a Korean treat to eat! We found this repulsive while in Korea but they seemed to love it!

Namdaemun Market-we loved shopping here!

Korean Tae Kwon Do team-The national sport of South Korea

Alpaca Farm field trip

Aren't they cute!!!???
Kylan tried to feed them but they didn't want anything to do with him!

Kenzie got closer then Kylan did.

Our homeschool group

Although we were happy with the homeschool group we were with the past several years, I felt like it was time for a change. So we are now with Heritage Homeschool Coop and it meets at our church which is only a couple of blocks away from our house. They have had a some wonderful field trips this year. Our latest one was to the alpaca farm called Acres of Love. We had a lot of kids show up for this field trip and it seemed like everyone enjoyed it!

Korea videos

This month our homeschool group is learning about Korean culture and I just wanted to share some videos with them but I hope everyone enjoys these videos!

These are South Korean high school students cheering for their soccer teams! My children are both adopted from S. Korea and we were AMAZED as we watched this video!

This is the orginal

This shows how it was done!

This shows some of the Korean culture

More culture videos

Korean Fan dance

Korean food
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Korean tea ceremony

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