Friday, March 21, 2014

"Let's go see snow!"

Co op and Lego League

green belting ceremomy

 Fun while it lasted.  G's team made a house that could be raised by pulley out of a tsunami style flood.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

How to Be a Princess

Learn how to play Chess with Friends
Grind Coffee...
Get someone (your Mommy) to braid
your hair every day

and Enjoy the smell of it brewing.

Buy beads and share jewelry making
with you brother. 

Know what you are made of, even in a dress.

Wear hot pink...

Wear hot pink head to toe on the same day as your friend... without planning to.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ice Storm (Snow Fail)

We first thought we would get 6 inches, then two... and then ice with flurries... but here we only received ice.  The Palm Trees around here took a beating (because of surface area I suppose).  I think the precipitation here is done... and the kids are making the most of the situation.  Thanks to a friends post on Facebook we borrowed a  fun idea. Use the Boogey Boards and get your slide on!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014


This week we are tackling Madison, the Constitution, War of 1812, Dolly Madison and the Star Spangled Banner (again, they have been working on this).

To spice things up today we listened to

The Battle of New Orleans

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

That much candy makes working together a breeze.
Finished house. Gingerbread man got
stuck on the roof putting up lights.

 Christmas Eve we finished up the Gingerbread house we started the day before and I am happy to say my first adventure in homemade ginger bread houses was very positive... not hard at all and tasted much better.

We had a family friends over and roasted marshmallows, watch movies and ate entirely too much candy.  Getting everyone to bed wasn't too hard though and luckily all the presents were wrapped and ready to go.
The Big Show.

Realizing how cool This gift is...

Really Cool ...
To which he said, "Really guys this is just too much..."
Help with a package...

Snowballs anytime.  Pretty safe in the house unless GMan pegs you... or the dog gets involved.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas is Nearly Here

We would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season. May the light of a thousand cultures shine this winter season and shed light on all our lives.

Little Chefs

Fantasy Fudge

Insect Unit And Knitting

If you Give a kid a jar and say go find Bugs they can pretty much nail this lesson.  One wood pile disassembled. One jar full.
Our family is also fast becoming a team of Chess "Experts" and Knitters. 
Whites Move.


Two Sweet Girls Under the Christmas Tree.

Washington, DC

One of the great privileges of having lived near DC and still having family there is the access it gives us to the Metro and the Mall with all the Smithsonian Museums.  This time we tackled the Hirshorn and the Nation Gallery of Art.  Modern and Classical Sculptures and Paintings and the sites and sounds of the Capital building.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Halloween: Oops! Better Late Then Never

  So apparently I didn't make an entry of the kids Halloween costumes though I could have sworn I did. Well here they are... or were.
  GMan's costume, Blastzone from Skylanders: Swap Force was made with a washable paint, and though I covered it with ModPoge we got caught in a heavy down pour and the costume was completely ruined.   He is still sad about that.

CBird was a Moon Princess from the children's book "Zen Ghosts" by John Muth.