Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tante Willy

Willy van Leeuwen ~ Gone Home to be with her Lord and Saviour, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, Mrs. Willempje 'Willy' van Leeuwen of Listowel, and formerly of Conestogo and Atwood, in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of the late Dirk van Leeuwen. Mother of Marj and Albert Versteeg of Elmira, Anna and Jack Hovius of Listowel, Neil and Patricia van Leeuwen of Wainfleet, and Jo-Anne van Leeuwen of Elmira.

Also remembered by 10 grandchildren, and by her siblings Corry van Oostveen, Pons Tinholt, Bill and Wilma Tinholt, all of Listowel, John and Jeanne Tinholt of Winnipeg, Walter and Henny Tinholt of Moorefield, Arthur John and Josie Tinholt of Waterloo, and Adriana and Gordon Klaassen of Harriston.

Predeceased by her parents Johannes and Adriana (Hoogendoorn) Tinholt, her infant son, and her granddaughter Keri, and by her brother-in-law Kees van Oostveen.

Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Listowel, on Thursday, April 21st at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Ralph Wigboldus officiating.

Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My man and his weight loss

This is my Jim the Christmas before he got ill. So that would be 2009,

This is my Jim 2011 (about about 1 1/4 years later)
Isn't it impressive?

He's Mr. skinny now.
he'll deny it and say he's got some more to go.
But to me he's Mr. skinny, and I'm quite proud of him. :)

Home School Book Sales

So last night I went to a baptist church in London that was having a homeschool book sale.

I bought some books that were NOT school book related. Just general Christian fiction that I figured was a good price for the book box and that I could resell at more than what I bought it for at our annual yard sale. :) that way I have MORE money to buy more books right? :) and worst comes to worst...I'll have enjoyed doing some reading.

Anyways, picked up a pack of manipulatives. They kinda look like this but in lots of different colours. $4.00 I figured why not. :)

This morning the lad was quite intrigued by them and wanted to be able to add them to his play city and was sadly disappointed when I said NO... these are for homeschooling ONLY. We do math with them.

Being the lad that he is... he still managed to make a game out them. Only to occasionally be called off his play with them in order to do some math. It was interesting to see a light dawn in his eyes when he realized that.. 10 black bomb birds were still 10 black bomb birds even if they were divided into two groups of 1 + 9, or 5 + 5 and so forth. This is why I got them even though I KNOW that I can use all sorts of stuff around the house as manipulatives for math.

I got a bunch of other books as well. A couple of readings, a three book set of bible dictionary, a small reading program, a science book, a music theory book, some learning type books and a few fiction books. All for less than $50. I was overall pleased with what I got.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Go Fish Guys

While doing the mom's day study from DNG today, we came ach the Go Fish Guys.

While the lad was quite adamant that he didn't like the mom's song, he did like this one on the bible bop.

here's a link to the rest of their videos and to their website.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Went for a walk came home with.....

A pet!

Two caterpillars to be precise.

One is a Hyphantria cunea caterpillar(fall web worm) and the other is a Pyrrharctia Isabella caterpillar (isabella tiger moth, woolly bear, banded woolly bear). The Fall web worm that we found is differently coloured than many as it's the orange/yellow version instead of the more normal yellow with Long Spikey Dense fur.

They are now safely ensconced in mouse box (aka...a bug house from the dollar store). We are going to give them lots of grass and lettuce. We will have to see how they do. We're not sure how well the web worm will do as they prefer to eat tree leaves, but we have no tree leaves for it to munch on so it will have to cope with what we have available.