There are a lot of pictures that I've not gotten on here yet from the last few weeks, so I'm going to attempt to do that now. Also the original intent of this blog was to record our school work, so I'll include an update of that as well. Jonathan and Madi are up to the war of 1812 in history. I'm still loving it. I don't know how I could've gotten through so much formal education, done pretty well, and never learn so much of this stuff! Did you know for example that the War of 1812 basically started because France (under Napoleon) and England were fighting and England began taking Americans off of merchant ships and forced them to fight in the British Royal Navy? It is so easy to learn, when you're reading from good books on a comfortable couch! In Science we are still doing Botany. Did you know that tree's "annual rings" form because trees add cells to their "stem" (trunk) around the outside and in the spring and summer they add a lot (the light colored larger part of the ring) and in the fall they add less and it is different (the dark line). In the winter they add nothing. I always thought the rings really didn't show how old the tree was...and if I did believe it a little, I certainly didn't know why!! Last week while I was with Mike getting his CAT scan, Jonathan and Madi were with friends dissecting owl pellets....for some reason, I've yet to figure out how to add pictures to the middle of the text. Jonathan, Madi and I also went to see The Miracle Worker last week.