Thursday, September 7, 2017

The First Day of School

 I'm a little slow (as usual!), but we had our first day of school on August 23.

 Obligatory back to school pictures!

 And of course we had to take pictures with Boris, too.

 We also started back with our artist study/tea time on the first day.  Until we get to October, we'll be doing a different artist each week.  We started with the Lascaux Cave Paintings.

The kids made their own cave drawings!

Monday, August 21, 2017

2017 Solar Eclipse

 We scaled back our original eclipse plans, but we still had a great time!  We had planned to drive up to Joplin, which was supposed to have about 95% coverage, but their forecast looked cloudier than ours, so we decided to stay put.  We picked up some snacks at the grocery store this morning.

 We went to a local park with friends where we would have a nice open view.

 We picked up some glasses at Lowe's a few weeks ago and they were on the approved lists, so hopefully we will still have our vision intact tomorrow!

 We took our colander and could see all the tiny crescents.

 You could see them in the tree shadows, too!

 Eclipse selfie!

I love this picture my friend Leah took!  We were around 90% of totality and it was really cool to see!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Fourth of July

 Since it's been more than a month, I figured it was time to get pictures up from the Fourth of July!  We started the day with a parade in our neighborhood.

 All of the kids decorated their bikes and scooters.

 There was also a big water balloon fight at one homes in the neighborhood.

 And that was followed up with some pool time!

 In the evening we went to Jay's sister's house for some fireworks.

 Silly string!

 This is probably my favorite shot of the night.  They look like they're in an action movie!  Ha!

 This was one of Jack's favorites.

 The remains...We had a great time!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Little Green Thumbs: Pollinators

The first Little Green Thumbs class Alice took this summer was on pollinators.
They got to try lots of different kinds of honey.  I didn't know there were that many kinds!
Some they liked...
...others, not so much.
Hamming it up!
They played a pollination game.
They also looked for pollinators in the garden.
And of course, we looked for frogs in the pond!
Snack time!
It was lots of fun!  I'm hoping she can go to at least one more class before the summer is over!

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Somehow, Jack has developed a real love for sushi.  He will eat it every chance her gets!  Thankfully, he has a friend who also loves it and he got to have it for her birthday!
We tried a new (to us) place one evening after camp.
Still working on his chopstick skills--though he's better at it than I am!
At Survivor Camp they had a sushi challenge and learned how to make their own.  He loved it!
He made some extra for his lunch.
We went out for pizza and the kids ended up getting sushi and bringing it over!
He's even influencing Alice!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Seminole Road Trip

Last month we had a free day on the calendar so we decided to take a road trip down to Seminole!
On the way, we stopped for lunch at the Rock Cafe in Stroud.
It's been quite a while since the last time we were there!
They liked the chalk area!

And of course we had to pose with the Cars!

We spent the rest of the day at Jasmine Moran.
Time for the train!

I was sooo tired by the time we got home, but it was a great day!