Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tennis Lessons

Yesterday afternoon, Connor had his first tennis lesson since we moved to Georgia.  This new tennis center is amazing.  It's huge.  There are so many courts.  There are competition areas with viewing stands. 

Tennis!

He loves playing tennis.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Today Boys Club Went to Tank Town

TANK TOWN!

That's right.  The Boys Club went to Tank Town and they loved it.  LOVED IT.  They got sooo muddy.  And it snowed!  The weather was supposed to be 50 degrees and sunny, but those were all just lies.  Poor Lex was wearing shorts.  SHORTS in the SNOW and MUD at TANK TOWN.

All right.  Now for the photos and videos:

Boys Club went to Tank Town

But first, let me take a selfie!

Boys Club went to Tank Town

You can add a car to crush with your tank for only $600 extra!
Next time, kids.  Next time.

Boys Club went to Tank Town

It was so muddy that the mud sucked Lex's shoes right off his feet.
We got it all sorted out, but then the mud was both on the inside and the outside of his shoes.

Boys Club went to Tank Town

Boys Club went to Tank Town


Boys Club went to Tank Town

According to Lex:
"Tank Town is 10/10 Dabs."

Boys Club went to Tank Town

Boys Club went to Tank Town


Boys Club went to Tank Town


Boys Club went to Tank Town

Boys Club went to Tank Town

I was NOT expecting them to ride on top of the tanks.

I thought they would be riding INSIDE the tanks. 

But what do I know?


Boys Club went to Tank Town

Best Ride Ever!




Boys Club went to Tank Town

Boys Club went to Tank Town

TANK TOWN is AWESOME.

The boys want to go back again with Dad.  To crush a car.  When the weather isn't so cold and snowy.  I imagine it is always a muddy mess at Tank Town, though.  It took me a while, but I got the car clean, inside and out, the shoes clean, the clothes clean, and the coats clean.  Mess managed.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Happy Friday the 13th!



One of these things is not like the others

That's a mighty scary Gastly menacing those adorable puppers.

P.S. No puppies were harmed in the making of this blog post.
P.P.S.  No Pokemon were harmed in the making of this blog post.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Best Mashed Potatoes in the World

Tonight I made the best mashed potatoes that I have ever made.  That have ever been made, probably.

Mashed Topaters

Modesty, am I right?

Well, how did I do it?  First I boiled the potatoes AND A COUPLE OF GARLIC CLOVES.  Then I mashed them and mixed them with butter, heavy cream, sour cream and a SECRET INGREDIENT.

Mashed Topaters

And now the secret is out.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Stone Mountain Again

Yesterday we went back to Stone Mountain for the second day in a row.  I'm really glad that we bought a membership, and I think we will go a lot this summer.

Stone Mountain Again

The kids really wanted to do all the dinosaur-related activities, so that is what we did.

Stone Mountain Again

This Dinotorium is a giant indoor playground and climbing area with slides and a ton of air powered activities where you can shoot balls all over the place.  We all had an air cannon battle with the tiny balls.  Lex and I also raced down some four-story slides.

Stone Mountain Again

Next up was Jurassic Laser Tag.

Stone Mountain Again

Stone Mountain Again



Stone Mountain Again

We still need to make time to watch the 4D dinosaur movie.

Stone Mountain Again

Stone Mountain Again

Stone Mountain Again

And next time we go, I think the kids are going to want to do the high ropes courses. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

To the Top of Stone Mountain

Today we went to visit Stone Mountain.

Stone Mountain


Lex and I rode up to the top of the mountain on the Skyride.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain


Stone Mountain

We had a great view from the top.  We could see the Atlanta, Midtown and Buckhead skylines.

Stone Mountain

We also found pigeons, including an albino pigeon, which Lex thought was very special.

Stone Mountain

Lex explored all over the top of the mountain, and even briefly considered climbing down instead of taking the Skyride back down.  After talking it over, he decided that he would rather go on the ride again.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Panorama

This last photo is a panoramic picture, so feel free to click on it to view it in all of its panoramic glory.


Today, Connor was not at all interested in riding the Skyride, or going up to the top of the mountain.  He and Kevin explored some lakes and a buffet.  However, now that he has seen these videos and photos, he is considering a trip up to the top tomorrow.

puppy adventures

poppy and tik recently got out of the neighborhood but thanks to quick acting we saved them just in time were all very glad that we got them back home safe and sound

Puppy Dog

Puppy Dog

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New Books

It's the part of the school year where we have starting coming to the end of all of our books, but it isn't the end of the school year yet.  It's really the best part, because we are finished with all the common core subject material, and we can start to explore all the awesome things that we feel like doing.

New Books

Like Botany.  This is the third book in this series, and we really enjoyed the first two about Zoology and Anatomy.

New Books

We have also finished Spanish 1 again.  So, Connor asked if he could learn German.

In related news, the boys have also started new extra-curricular activities.  Lex has started to learn Irish dance, and he has now gone to two lessons at two different schools.  We have picked the school that we are going to patronize, so stay tuned for that.  Connor has signed back up for more tennis lessons, and he starts that soon.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Easter Arts & Crafts

Now presenting, in one place for the very first time, all the arts and crafts projects we did for Easter 2018!!!!   Yaaaaay!!

First, we made terrariums.

Easter Arts & Crafts

Easter Arts & Crafts

Easter Arts & Crafts

We actually ended up doing this one twice.  The first time, I warned them that if they mixed all the colored sand together, it would turn brown.  They mixed them until they turned brown, because of course they did.  So, they asked if we could get another set and try again.  I'm obviously a sucker.

Then, we dyed Easter Eggs.

Easter Arts & Crafts

Here we see the master egg artist hard at work.

Easter Arts & Crafts

We used two egg dye kits.  One was pirate themed, and the other one was Star Wars themed.  It is my personal opinion that the pirate stuff was the winning kit.

Easter Arts & Crafts

Finally, the boys colored these wooden bunny ornaments that Nana sent them for Easter.  Lex hung his on his basket for a while, but they are all hanging in the kitchen windows now.

Easter Arts & Crafts

Easter Arts & Crafts

The End