Food Art

Months ago we bought supplies to make pancake art. Nathan is amazing at art so I figured this was right up his alley. So we finally stirred up all the colors and made pancake art! We were a little wise though and did it for dinner rather than breakfast. Pancakes for eleven people takes a…

Checkmate Update

I am very excited to announce that Brooklynn moved on to the next round in her micro fiction challenge. There were over 60 groups of 100 submissions and the top 20 of each group moved on. Brooklynn not only moved on but actually placed NINTH out of 100!! It was about 11:30 pm and we…

Rhys Turns 8

Since quarantine changed up the usual way we do baptisms we decided to do something super memorable. Rhys chose to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and it happened on his birthday and it was performed in our friends swimming pool. Where has the time gone? When did…

The 39 Clues Book 7

Years ago I bought Galloping the Globe to help with geography. I didn’t use it much and it has been taking up space on the shelf since. I pulled it out this week and printed off map pages and coloring pages for the flags of the countries Amy and Dan have been. Too bad I…

Learning in the Living Room

Mara is taking a Forensic Science class and her latest assignment was to create a crime scene and collect evidence. It was quite a transformation of the living room! (Rhys was a rather small Dr. Fisher but he was the most willing to lay on the floor and play dead.) She said in the future…

The 39 Clues Book 5

Book 5 is  called The Black Circle. It felt really small compared to previous books but it was great! Amy and Dan head to Russia for this part of the clue hunt. For this book, we did a lot of research and watching videos instead of major hands on activities. It’s funny because I made…

Checkmate

I mentioned that Brooklynn participated in a writing competition on her birthday. She won’t know any results until the end of June but I am able to share what she wrote. This is round one in a micro fiction contest. She was given a category, an action and a particular word that had to be…

Look Who’s 18

I honestly can’t believe our third child is becoming an adult!  It certainly seems surreal. I sometimes have to remind myself that you are not the little man in jogging club running as hard as you could when you thought we could see you and walking when you assumed you were out of view. Now…