Thursday, September 20, 2018

What did you do today?

Today, we measured the boys.  They have both grown three inches since the last time they were measured.

Lex is 4'9" tall, and Connor is 5'3" tall.

I also got measured.  I am still 5'6" tall, and only three inches taller than Connor!  He's going to catch up to me very soon.

Also, today, I found a bunch of someone's cut hair in the bathroom sink.  It was Lex's hair.  When I asked him about it, he told me that his hair was bothering him, so he cut it off.  We are now planning on going to get a real haircut tomorrow.  He didn't do too bad of a job, but the hair behind one of his ears is way shorter than the hair behind the other one. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Park Number One. Park Number Two. Ice Cream.


Yesterday I took the boys to the Lost Corner Preserve for a little nature walk with friends.  There is a historical home there, and we spent some time peeking in the windows and sitting on the front porch.

That's when I took this photo:

At the Park

And then Lex took my phone and took these photos:

At the Park

At the Park

Once we were done at that park, the boys expressed their chagrin that there had been nothing to climb on at that park.  So, we stopped at another park on the way home.  One that just happens to be on the way and have a ton of stuff for big kids to climb.

At the Park

And then, we went for ice cream.  Because that's what you do after spending a hot afternoon at two parks.




Monday, September 17, 2018

Nitro Zone. Two Sundays in a Row.

Yesterday the boys finally talked us into going back to Nitro Zone.  Connor had been listening to Lex talk about it all week, and he really wanted to see what it was all about for himself.

This time, we went after dinner, and we only bought a 30 minute action zone pass.  It was still plenty of time to get totally worn out before bed.  Then, Connor and Lex did a race with the Go Karts.  Connor was thrilled to get to drive the cars finally.

Race Car Driver

Race Car Driver

Prepare yourself for the second unreasonably large video dump from Nitro Zone, because here it is:







This place is like Disney for the kids.  They love it.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Things We Do


Alternatively Titled:  This is What Homeschooling Looks Like

Things we do

Things we do

Things we do

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Other People's Photos

Over Labor Day weekend, Connor went on a camping trip with his new Boy Scouts group (den?) (pack?) (club?).  Anyway, they went to Cumberland Island.  He was exhausted when he got back (just in time for the first day of school), but he had many wonderful stories to tell us about the fun that he had.  They went took a ferry boat out to Cumberland Island, hiked and hiked and hiked, saw some wild horses and ruins.  He had a really great time.

While he was away, other people sent me photos, which made me happy.

Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island

Maybe someday the rest of us will get a chance to take a trip to this magical wilderness.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Crowned Champion of the Best Grilled Cheese


Ladies and Gentlemen!  Your attention please!  This is our family's best chef of grilled cheese:

Chef Connor

His name is Chef Connor.

Chef Connor

His grilled cheese sandwiches are legendary.
They are perfection.

Chef Connor

He had to learn how to make his own grilled cheese sandwiches because I always burn them a little bit.  But, that's how I like them. 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Nitro Zone

Yesterday, Nana and I took Lex to Nitro Zone, while Kevin and Grandpa took Connor to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Nitro Zone was awesome.  We only did one race, and then we bought a one hour wrist band to the Action Zone.  This area includes two American Ninja Warrior courses (one full size and one mini), and giant high ropes sky maze, and a trampoline park.  There are plenty of other things to do at Nitro Zone (arcade, bowling, sports bar, pool), so I'm sure we will be going back.

And now, a giant video dump (You're welcome):










I climbed up that mini warped wall three times for Lex. 
I did not make it look easy.  I have some bruises to show for it.  But, I did it!