Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Movies at the Park

Me:  Why are you putting rocks on the slide?

Lex:  It's for special effects.

Me:  Special effects for what?

Lex:  You'll see.  I need you to take a slo-mo video of me.  Start when I say and don't stop until I say.

Me:  Okay.


Me:  That's actually pretty awesome.

Lex:  I know, right?  Can I see my video?

P.S.  Watch with the sound turned on.  It's better that way.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Last, but not least, it's Glaceon!

Connor has finished his Eevee-lutions Pokemon Drawing Project!


Here is the artist, hard at work.


Glaceon, the ice-type evolution of Eevee.


The front of my fridge is currently an Eevee gallery.

It's pretty fantastic.  I wonder what he will come up with as his next project.

Monday, March 20, 2017

First Day of Spring

It's been about 90 degrees here every day for about a week already, and we were wondering when the pool at our complex would open for the season.  We were glad to receive notice that it opened today!

So, after Connor and I went shopping for some new swim trunks and rash guards, we hit the pool.

At the pool on the first day of Spring

It was fabulous!

At the pool on the first day of Spring

Lex was lucky enough to get to skip the shopping chore, since he fits into the swim stuff that Connor wore last year.

At the pool on the first day of Spring

Here is a video of Connor and Lex playing football at the pool this afternoon.

Happy Spring Y'all!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday at the Park

It was a gorgeous day outside, with near high record temperatures for the last day of winter, so I insisted that we go to the park and enjoy it.

At the Park with Puppy Dog

Connor and Tik taking a break after a long walk down by the ducks with Daddy.

Lex taking a ride on the zip line swing - in slow motion.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We made some shamrocks out of construction paper today during school and hung them up for the holiday.

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kid Made and Kid Approved

The boys made their own lunch today, and it was a new food, and they liked it and ate it.  I consider this a win!

What did they make?

Homemade mini corn dogs!

First, they made corn bread mix from scratch.  Then, they spooned it into our mini muffin pan.

Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

Next, they inserted cut-up hot dogs into the corn bread.

Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

Finally, we baked it at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.  (Note to self for the next time we make this.)

Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

Lex said that he likes cooking more than he likes school.  Possibly because he can't eat his Latin worksheets.

Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

But the mini corn dogs?  They were delicious.

Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

I ate mine with ketchup, honey and spicy mustard.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Eevee-lutions: Espeon Update

Connor has drawn another Eevee evolution for his Eevee-lutions project.

Here is Eevee's psychic form, Espeon.

Eevee-lution: Espeon

Apparently this particular one is evil, but they aren't all bad.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kids in Space


I finally talked the kids into taking a picture in front of this awesome space mural.
Mission complete.

Friday, March 10, 2017

How We Do the Park

This afternoon, after we were done with homeschool, we went for a quick trip to the Amarillo Art Museum with some friends.  After we were done at the museum, we went to the nearby park.


This is Lex's new outfit of choice.  He designed it himself.  He ordered that Charizard shirt specifically on the internet, with his own money, and he wears it with his bathrobe.  I'm not sure if the bathrobe is supposed to be like a duster or a Jedi robe, but it is a necessary part of his look.  He refers to this outfit as his "YouTuber Look."  I'm not sure what that means, either.  But, if you see my child out and about in his bathrobe, please know that it is a conscious fashion choice, and I'm not going to stop him.


Here we have Connor, set up in a Nerf sniper situation.


And he isn't in any of the other photos, because snipers aren't that easy to photograph.



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lex's Latch Hook Kit

Latch hook with Lex

Lex and I have been working on his latch hook puppy kit again.  It's starting to look pretty great.  He does the work of finding the correct color yarn piece based on the chart, and after he gives it to me, I hook it onto the grid.  It's a fun way to spend a few minutes doing something creative together.