Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Marble Run

Today the kids were playing with the marble blocks.  It was fun to watch them figure it out together.  I think they liked watching the marbles go down just as much as building the tower.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Three random pictures from today.

Skate boarding

Sloane has decided to skate with Quinn since we spend so much time at the skatepark.  Check her out!

Bug Class

One of the mom's in our Friday homeschool group is an entomologist.  She offered to give bug classes to the kids.  Well, we were thrilled!  On this particular day, the kids got to make ants out of marshmallows and toothpicks.  

I think Quinn's looks a lot like a snowman.

Matthew's is pretty cool...Treyson has a different take on ants.  :o)  He is
going to eat his ant!
Next, we made ants on logs.  (celery with peanut butter and raisins)

This was fun-filled day.  At the end, we made mazes for our rolly polly (potato bugs) to go through.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Quinn wanted to go skating today.  Sloane didn't want to skate, so she hung out with me.

Face Art

Sloane surprised me with a butterfly on her face today.  She did it all by herself.  She is so creative!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yesterday, Katie and Sloane made this fort at the end of the day.

Then when Quinn came home from playing at a friend's house, he wanted a fort too. So I helped him make this one. And today, he decided it needed a new coat of paint. ;o)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Today we made cupcakes in ice cream cones. I needed an egg carton to hold the cones in the oven. So we headed to the store to buy eggs that we didn't need. Oh well, we needed the carton. I already had eggs, but the carton was plastic and can not be put in the oven.

Once the cupcake cones were out of the oven, Katie and Sloane iced and sprinkled them. I think they liked that part the best, because they didn't even finish eating their cone. Sometimes it's more fun to make than to eat. They sure are cool, tho!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rockets in the sky

We went to the high school field to shoot off our rockets.

Connor and sloane are learning what button(s) to push when it comes time to shoot it off.

There it goes...

Up, up and away...

Today Quinn had his first basketball game EVER. He has never played the GAME.

All he has ever done is dribble and shoot. This is the first game EVER. He has had three practices. And now he is figuring out how to play.

He was so cute out there. He mostly took it all in at the beginning. Then after half-time Dave gave him a few pointers.

When he went back in, he played more aggressive. Ya know, trying to get the ball and he DID get the ball once. Dave (with the camera) was so excited about him having the ball, he forgot until the last moment to snap a photo. LOL

We were all so happy and excited. What a fun game. Can't wait til next week. :o)

Then, later we decided to shoot off our rockets. Quinn got a rocket earlier in the week from Hobby Lobby. And Connor had a rocket from Christmas that he hadn't shot off yet. So we headed out to the highschool where there is lots of room for the rocket to go without landing on somebody's roof.

Here is Quinn's rocket all set up.

Now, he is getting ready to shoot it off.

There it goes. The rocket is on the right with the parachute. And the six little white spots are the fireproofing.

Now, Dave is getting Connor's rocket ready to fire off.

Connor is really into this.

Quinn and Sloane ran to get the rocket for Connor.

Quinn is coming back with his rocket.

Sloane didn't have a rocket. So the boys let her fire off their rockets one time. Each rocket came with two engines. So each boy shot off their rockets once and let Sloane fire it once. What nice brothers!

I snapped the camera right when I heard the sound and this is what I got. The rocket was so fast, all you see is smoke.

Here is the stand after all the rockets had been shot off.

Now we are into this rocket thing. We have to get more engines this week so we can do it again on the weekend when Dave is home.