Meet Our Minions

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Meet Our Minions

Week #26 of 52- June 30th I traveled to StL this weekend for a last minute weekend trip.  I was able to spend some precious time with my grandparents and see my family for a couple of days.  Although I was up there for the first time in a very long time without Adam and the boys and missed them greatly,  my time there was sweet.  God is so good.  Time and family are precious.  I will leave it at that. My mom had to send me home with a special treat for the boys. Jonah and Caleb giving their best minion expressions.  🙂 Thank you, Grandma...

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Go Karts & Batting Cages

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Go Karts & Batting Cages

Week #25 of 52- June 23rd Adam took the boys out for some batting cage practice and go kart races.  They were thrilled to try out this new (to us) spot. Jonah was the first in the cage. Sumner’s turn. The track ran out of double seated go-karts before Adam & Caleb’s spot came up, so Sumner & Jonah took to the track without them. (Jonah’s in the orange while Sumner is behind him in the blue.) Sumner watched for the fast car while they were awaiting their turn and quickly went for that one when it was his turn.  Sumner… aka: Mario Andretti. Jonah, on the...

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A Field Trip to the K-9 Police Training Facility

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

A Field Trip to the K-9 Police Training Facility

Week #25 of 52- June 21st The boys and I joined with a local Homeschool Field Trip Group for a tour of the local K-9 Police Training Facility.  Despite it being 94 degrees outside, this field trip was awesome!  The highlight was definitely the dogs, but the tour also included a question and answer session with the Police Motorcycle Unit along with seeing the S.W.A.T. team vehicles.  All of this was a dream come true for my boys and gave us a great excuse to take an excursion outdoors since we have been hibernating in this heat!  Another detail that I really appreciated was that the main...

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Father’s Day… Minute to Win It! (part 2)

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Father’s Day… Minute to Win It! (part 2)

continuing from our last post… Challenge #6-  Stick To It (Teams) Bounce ping-pong balls toward a teammate who must catch 3 of them on lint rollers held in either hand. (CHEATERS!!) Challenge #7- Yank Me Stack 5 cups and 4 index cards in a tower, then remove cards from top down, until cups are assembled in 1 stack on the table. Jonah completed the challenge.  He was pretty impressed! So was Adam! Challenge #8- Ker Plink! or Plunk! Bounce 3 marbles into 3 small bowls, which are floating in a large bowl filled with water. Challenge #9- Marbles Grande (Teams) Knock 7 orange...

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Father’s Day… Minute to Win It!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Father’s Day… Minute to Win It!

Week #24 of 52- June 16th We have had so much fun over the years with our Father’s Day tradition of playing a game show with Adam.  So far we have played The Price is Right, Are You Smarter Than a 2nd &3rd Grader :), The Fatherhood Game (Our version of the Newlywed Game), Win Lose or Draw, Jeopardy, and now we add Minute to Win It! The boys picked the game and all of the challenges for Adam to complete in 60 seconds or less.  Some of the challenges were played as teams and others were played as individuals.  We had a blast with this one!  We played a total of 10 challenges so I...

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