Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

 I have several other Halloween posts I need to work on, but since today is Halloween, here is what we did today!  There was a party at my grandma's apartment, so we went there for a while in the afternoon.

 We tried to get Hobo to dress up, but he just wanted to eat the hat.

 Boris was slightly more cooperative.

 Alice was a pop star!

 Jack was a scarecrow!

 We had a little neighborhood cookout this evening.

 It was beautiful--but warm!

 We spent about an hour and a half trick or treating.

 Alice ended up with 215 pieces.

Jack had 331!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Oklahoma Wildlife Expo

At the end of September (I'm still playing catch up!) we went to the Oklahoma Wildlife Expo at the Lazy-E Arena in Guthrie.
If it has something to do with wildlife, it's probably there!
There were all kinds of things for the kids to try.
And sand!
Rock climbing
Casting practice
Identifying animal tracks
Alice was very excited to catch her "very first fish in her whole wide life!"
She actually caught several and had a great time doing it!
We wrapped up the (very long) day with dinner at Pops.  It was a great time and we'll definitely go back next year!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fall Break Fun

This week we took a short trip to Oklahoma City with my mom and dad and my sister and her kids.
The kids stayed up super late (and thankfully were fairly quiet so the adults could sleep) and didn't want to get up the next morning.
They were willing to get up for fancy waffles, though.

We walked the underground tunnels--all of them this time, even the elusive pink one.

They had changes out the art in the art tunnel!

After that, we went to Pumpkinville.

This year it was fairy tale themed--here they are in Rapunzel's tower with her braid.

Trying out chairs with Goldilocks!

We stopped off at Pops on the way home!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Paper Roller Coaster Contest

During September Jack and three other (also homeschooled) boys from his 4H club worked on a paper roller coaster together to enter in a STEM day contest.
We had an idea that we would meet three times and build three roller coasters and see which one was best and enter that one.  Let's just say that didn't happen.

By the third time the boys met, they really made a lot of progress!
The last week they decorated it and tweaked a few rough patches.
The finished roller coaster!  It took about 12.5 seconds to run and looked great!
At the STEM day there were all kinds of activities for the middle schoolers to try.
They didn't place, but since there were over 100 other teams, there was a lot of competition!  They worked together so well, though, and I think they had a great time!