Thursday, March 30, 2017


 This week at 4H the kids made kites!

 It was a little crowded in the smaller field... the kids went to the big field to spread out.

 I love that the kids have this space to play!

 The kites were beautiful against the sunset!

 Last night the little sisters got to fly their kites while the bigger kids sewed.

It was perfect weather for it!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Photographer

Back in September the kids both won a photo contest at the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens.  The winning photos were framed and are hanging in the barn there until the next contest--so then we get the nice framed photos back!  A few weeks ago I got an email from the teen coordinator asking me if Jack would be willing to sell a signed copy of his picture to a volunteer.  Of course, his answer was yes!  Last week we met with her to get her the copy and she brought a the fish she had at home that she's going to display by the picture.  It's fun to see all the neat things that have come from the kids entering the contest!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Break

 We started Spring Break by celebrating my mom's birthday!

 Monday we went to 4H and the kids finished up a pottery class--this is a picture their teacher sent me.

 Coffee out of her own mug!

 Tuesday we went to a show at the planetarium.

 And then we went to Red Robin and celebrated Pi Day!

 Wednesday the kids went to a sewing class (and I just realized I haven't taken any pictures of what they made!) and Leah worked on getting rid of her old skin.  I always get a kick out of this, especially when she looks like she's wearing gloves.

 Thursday we had rainbow pancakes and went to PE as usual.

 Friday started with more sewing at 4H (it's Fashion Revue time)!

 Then we went to lunch and bowling with friends!

 We had our traditional rainbow jello for St. Patrick's Day.

The weather was so nice we went to the park after supper.
 Saturday morning the kids worked at 4H fundraiser at Tractor Supply.  It ended up being really warm--even though we were freezing at the beginning of the week!

 We went swimming, too!

We were pretty busy, so I'm not sure how much of a break I'd consider it, but we had a good time!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Science Museum Sleepover

 A couple of weeks ago we did another sleepover at the science museum.  It wasn't the 4H one we did last year, because that one fell on the same night as Share the Fun.

 They opened CurioCity up at the beginning for everyone.

 Then it was time to head to the auditorium.  See all those empty seats?  We found that going to one of the public sleepovers is much more low key than the group ones.  It was nice!

There was a Science Live show.
 And then it was time to set up the mystery we were going to be solving!

 There were different stations to learn about things like blood typing...

 ...and DNA...

 ...and fingerprinting.

 They also got to interview the different suspects.

 At the end of the evening we all met back in the theater and they revealed the identity of the thief.  We had the right suspect!

We slept in the same area we did the year before. It was nice and quiet!

We had a great time!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Share the Fun 2017

 Much of January and February was taken up with Share the Fun, the county 4H talent show.  Jack did a comedy routine with his friend.

 He was also a camper in the large group skit.

 Alice was a tombstone!  (These are all shots from the onstage rehearsal night.)

 A group shot of the big kids before showtime

 This isn't a great shot, but that's Alice in the hat leading the Cloverbud parade.

 Their skit had to do with 4H campers telling different stories around the campfire that went along with the 4 Hs--head, heart, hands, and health.

 They didn't win, but they did a great job!

 The boys didn't win with their small group act, either, but they got lots of laughs and people really seemed to enjoy it!

I'm so proud of them for getting up there and doing such a great job!