Sunday, October 19, 2014

Learning is so much fun!

 Besides video games and sleeping in late, we had to fit some educational excursions in during fall break. So we headed to the Children's Museum and we got to see the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit. It was beyond words. Can you believe these were the idea of a 13yr old? He had these built to protect over him after he died. Do you know what I was thinking about when I was 13yrs old? Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, or if I was going to get the wave in my bangs high enough. Definitely not anything too deep. Obviously.

So, I'm hoping that taking the kids to see stuff like this, they
turn out so much smarter than me. I'm very thankful they like history and science and learning about different cultures.
We had an amazing time, learned a lot and would go it see again if we had the time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

May the force be with you

Look who we saw hanging out at the library the other day!

Our library is so awesome! 

I know nothing about Star Wars, so I thank my lucky stars for the cool librarians here. They have amazing Star Wars events for the kids. They get as excited as the boys do about the movies and books, and they always have fun crafts for them to try. But this exceeded all of our expectations! These guys not only looked the part, but they talked, walked and spoke the part too. I can't tell you who or what they are but they even impressed me!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time for a break

  It's fall break time. Two whole weeks of no school, sleeping in late and little adventures.

 We plan on hanging out with daddy, visiting the local children's museum, maybe taking a train ride, going to see some big cats at the exotic feline rescue center near by and taking in a movie or two.

Two whole weeks of fun! Fun, fun, fun!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Keeping busy

We've been keeping pretty busy around here lately. School is going really well for the boys so far. Nathan loves band and actually feels challenged by his classes this year. He isn't going to be able to skate by without studying this year. The teachers expect a lot more from this kids, they are 6th graders after all. Practically adults!
Brandon is doing well too. He just got his midterms today and is exceeding in all areas. His teacher is amazing and he's having so much fun.
We are trying to squeeze every ounce of fun out of the rest of the summer. Hopefully time will slow down a little so we can enjoy a few more ice cream cones and late nights watching the stars shine. The boys are already brain storming about their Halloween costumes and I've heard everything from ninjas to zombies. I'm sure they will change their minds a few times before it's all said and done.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First day of school

I can't believe I have a 2nd grader and a 6th grader! I don't know where the time went. One day I was rocking a babies in my arms, I blinked and they aren't my babies anymore.  They are 7 and 11 years old. Oh my...

Anyway. Today was the first day of school. Everything went really well. They both love their teachers and can't wait to go back tomorrow. That's always a great sign!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Kicks

Yesterday my mom, aka Nana, came up to hang out with the boys and me. She took us out to dinner, we hit a couple of stores and bought the kids some new shoes for school. And of course we laughed and giggled. The boys had to show her how much "man" hair they have on their arms and they serenaded us through out the stores. They sing all the time. Everywhere we go. Loudly. And they dance. It's quite entertaining!
Thanks for a fun afternoon Nana! And thanks for their new shoes, they are going to look awesome on their first day of school thanks to you.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Yoda ears, a new stripe and wet noses

All in a days work...

We went to the library for some cool Star Wars crafts. Miss Anna knows her Star Wars stuff and has impressed the boys many times.   A Jedi Master, she is!
We also completed the summer reading program. They were awarded a certificate, a brand spanking new book and a chance to win an awesome prize.

Then we headed to Jiu Jitsu and Nathan earned another stripe on his belt. The next time he ranks up he'll earn a new gray/white belt. He's pretty excited!

Last but not least, we headed back to the library for some snuggle time with some pretty cool pups. This is Titan. He's a 2yr old doberman pincher who loves kisses and his mommy. Who doesn't love wet noses and puppy love?