Monday, April 28, 2014

Field trip. Destination...Sedwick County Fire Station 34!

Today we had an unexpected twist to our school day. We went on a field trip. No one but Mom and our Homeschool group teacher knew about it until lunch...which made it all the more fun!
It was really amazing to go on the tour of the fire house and the trucks. I never realized before all that the firemen do. The one phrase that really caught my attention was what Firemen Chad said as he took us through the exercise room. Someone in our group asked why they exercise so much every day. His answer was, "We have to stay fit in order to do our job. Our health depends on it and you depend on it. If we aren't physically ready to meet what ever comes up, we endanger ourselves and and those who are depending on us." I had never taken into consideration how a fireman's job affects his life. And untimely ours as well.
Firefighters' Justin and Chad were both great tour guides and did a great job answering questions and enacting their job for us! It was a lot of fun!
Anyway, here's the pictures!
Tour of the Kitchen with Fireman Chad.
Fireman Chad
Tour of the exercise room. The guy leaning against the treadmill is fireman Justin.
Tour of the hazardous material truck with Fireman Chad.
Hazardous materials truck. Fireman Chad Turned on the lights, which startled me. We were suddenly surrounded in red!
Equipment in the truck.
Hazardous materials truck.
The room where the shifts that aren't on call keep their Equipment.
Inside the truck.
As a precaution, if the computers go out...they always have the books!
Inside the truck with Fireman Chad.
Jesse watching Fireman Justin.
Watching fireman Justin put on 75 pounds of equipment! The air tank is extremely heavy, you'd have to have strong shoulders!

Fireman Chad giving us a tour of the truck.
Fireman Justin dressed in all the equipment...all 75 pounds worth!

Also, here is a link to watch a video of how fast Fireman Justin could put on the equipment. They are supposed to have it on and be in the truck in 1 minute 30 seconds. He got it done in 1 minute 15 seconds. It was really neat!
(The link will take you to where the video was uploaded on my moms facebook. It will only take you to the recorded video. Nothing else.)

Friday, April 25, 2014

A song and verse for the Weekend.

So sorry I haven't been posting a lot lately! We had a busy week last week, and this week was even busier! We had school at a friends house Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, had church Wednesday night, Had sewing lessons Thursday as well as some people come to our home in the evening and today I am going over to help a lady from our church. I'll try to schedule some posts this weekend for Book reviews on Wednesday.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, in whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A song and verse for the weekend

Psalm 147:5
Great is our Lord, and great of power: his understanding is infinite.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lunar Eclipse

Mom, my brother Ben and I watched the eclipse last night. For those who missed it, it was absolutely gorgeous! It was totally worth staying awake until 3:00am.(although my home-school group teacher might not have appreciated my 'quality of schoolwork' today :-)

A full moon. Before the eclipse.

Beginning of the eclipse. It's hard to see in the picture, but the left side is shadowed.

Ending of the eclipse.

Blood moon. A little hard to see!

Ben and I. We took  quilts and blankets onto the deck and made a "bed" next to the telescope.


Friday, April 11, 2014

A song and verse for the weekend

Proverbs 29:18
Where the is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Friday, April 4, 2014

A verse and song for the weekend

Ephesians 1:7
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Review--October Baby

Now, some of you might be thinking Isn't that a movie?
It is. But it was also written as a book. I got the book as a Christmas Present and I love it!
It goes into a lot more detail than the movie, but both it and the movie have a great message.

Hannah is the only child of loving parents. She is a sophomore in college, and has a lead role in an upcoming play. On the opening night, she collapses just as the play begins. Stunned, her parents finally decide to tell her the details of her birth. She is adopted. And the survivor of a failed abortion.
Bewildered, angry and confused, she turns to her oldest friend, Jason, for support. Hannah joins him and his friends on a road trip, embarking on a trip to discover her past. Along the way, Hannah does find out about her past...and also about her future. She learns that those who truly love her, already accept her as she is. She learns that she does have a purpose in life and that everyone, no matter how they were born, is worth saving and loving. And Every life is Beautiful.