About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Archive: October, 2014

    Dawn’s Kids

    Friday, October 24th, 2014


    Check out how much these kiddos have changed since last year!


    The youngest is growing so fast!


    I love brothers just hanging out.





    It was a beautiful evening.




    He is so adorable!


    Great way to spend an evening!

    Keystone Ancient Forest ~Sand Springs, OK

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

    We decided to head out to the Keystone Ancient Forest Saturday to hike the Wilson Trail again.

    We did not realize until we got there that they were hosting an event called “A Walk in the Forest”.

    Keystone Ancient Forest


    They had people from the forestry dept. and volunteers out teaching people about forests.


    They also had signs with information about the trees and forests and a book about them.






    Our trail was not busy at all!

    We only saw two people on it.




    In our natural environment…




    My youngest wanted me to take a picture of some of the treasure he found since we could not take them with us.

    Most parks and especially preserves do not want you to take anything with you.

    They want it there for everyone to enjoy.



    I need to work with my boys on the proper way to ask questions at events like this.

    They interrupt.

    I also realize that they do not handle evolution well.

    They simply told them they do not believe in millions of years so of course the person stopped talking.

    My husband pointed out that they would learn so much more from listening and asking questions versus telling someone they are wrong.


    The people handled this graciously and with kindness but I am going to work with the boys on how we learn from others more.

    Why am I writing this down?

    I use this blog as kind of a journal.

    I am hoping to come back some day, read this, and realize that I have accomplished my goal.

    How do you work with your children on being good listeners?

    I really do enjoy this place and hope you will go check it out!

    There are nice easy paved paths, easy gravel and dirt paths, and a difficult trail for people like us.

    Something for everyone.

    Check out Sand Springs website for when they are open.

    Samson, Eli, Samuel, David, Saul and Iron

    Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014


    For most of our bible history we are using this well used Action Bible.

    The boys know that we do not always agree with their interpretation though.

    They add stuff that is not in a KJV, I guess to make the story more interesting?

    For our study of David I also had the boys read “Showdown with the Shepherd”.

    I really enjoy the Imagination Station books and so does my 6yr old.


    I tried out a way of learning history that I want to use later on.


    The boys learn by answering questions to do with that time period.

    I saw a curriculum that taught with this method and thought it was awesome!

    I of course can’t remember the name of it now.

    If you know could you let me know?

    That would be great!


    I wrote down one bible verse that they had to look up to finish and the rest could be answered with the action bible.

    It took a little bit of time but it was quicker than trying to read all about David.

    I knew they probably already knew the information anyway.

    My oldest proved that by answering most of these from memory.


    We finished up our metal study with another science experiment.


    This one involved pouring bleach and vinegar in with steel wool.

    We used distilled water this time so we would have a better control.

    Our last rust experiments seemed to prove our water needs filtered…


    The reaction was so fast!


    We ended up going to visit family for the last week of our study of metal so I do not have pictures for that week.

    The boys did get to see metal melted down for making bullets though!

    I am counting that as part of their study.


    My mother in-law took pics!


    I left the above experiment sitting on our table while we were gone.

    I was hoping to document when it rusted completely.

    My youngest ended up knocking the cups over, spilling them all over the table and the groceries so that idea was scrapped.

    Maybe next time.

    Do you have a favorite historical bible novel for kids?