Penny & Chris Goeppner are in the process of adopting two children from Russia.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Carolina on my mind...

We are 24 hours away from heading up to NC for Thanksgiving! I am so excited to see the fall leaves and experience the chilly weather. I'm from NJ so I miss the season changes, especially the Fall.
We rented a little house on a lake near my mom and Chris' whole family is going to be there as well. There will be 18 of us for Thanksgiving dinner! I'm also very excited for the boys to experience my Uncle's farm. He has countless acres with sheep and deer and horses. They are going to have a blast! Roman is also very much looking forward to climbing a mountain with Daddy.:)
We'll be taking lots of pics so I'll be posting them soon. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Home School Help!

Yesterday I went to a Home School Conference and Carole Joy Seid was our speaker. Please check out her website for more info about her. The conference was eye-opening and so informative. I plan on home schooling my kids but really was clueless as to how to go about it. She completely answered all of my questions, mapped out a curriculum for our family and gave me complete peace of mind. Her main focus is on reading to your children constantly, specifically the classics. Start when they are born and never stop!;) She also gave us some great information about how boys learn and to not press them to read too early. I am actually excited about teaching our boys and not at all intimidated. I have to tell you that her teaching philosophy has rocked a lot of people's boats but the facts support what she believes. I encourage all home schooling Moms and Moms who are getting ready to home school to check out her website and go to one of her conferences as soon as possible. She even does personal consulting! It is really revolutionary.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Air Show!

Saturday we took the boys to an Air Show. I had never been to one before but Chris used to go with his Dad when he was a kid. It was incredible! I can't believe how low the planes would fly over the crowds. The fighter jets were the most impressive as they made such a tremendous noise while they zoomed over us. The boys were amazed as well! We weren't able to stay as long as we would have liked so next year we're going to bring the whole family and spend the day. There were fun kiddie rides and lots of food. I could have toured the planes all day. They were so cool! We got to walk inside one of those huge cargo planes that troops jump out of. You know, like the ones we see in movies where the guys are attached to a cable with their parachutes as they walk down the ramp of the back of the plane and jump out. I guess I've seen too many action films!:))

Can you see 2 little pilots in this big bird?

Here the boys are sitting in a North Carolina National Guard helicopter.

Jadon loved to push the rocket launch buttons! Yes, he is our little destroyer!;)

Roman wanted to know what every button did.:)) I think he'd make a great pilot someday.;)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Fun with a garden hose.

November in Florida and it's still warm enough to play outside with the hose. So sad. Good times though.;)