I took Jack and my nephew,Aiden to a Ninja party this week at the library. They made crafts , listened to stories , had a karate demonstration and even got to practice their own moves. Jack had baseball practice after that and I was worried how I was going to entertain Aiden, but he did just fine. He played with Jack's teammates little brothers. Jack said he wants to start Kung Fu next winter.
The weather was beautiful the first half of the week but I knew it would get colder towards the end of the week , so we took advantage. I came home from work Tuesday and said "it's nice outside , let's pack a picnic and go to the park". Jack was excited, we stayed until the sun went down.
People always ask me what I eat in certain situations, since I can't eat gluten. Most people say , well what's left? I say a bunch of food. Example of recent picnic or ballgame food that I have packed:
Sandwich on gluten free bread , a piece of fruit and cheetos , doritos or stax.
String cheese, a beef stick or pepperoni ,a hard boiled egg , almonds and fruit
Kind bar and an apple
This particular picnic, the night we went to the park , I packed:strawberries , a fruity pebble treat and I made my own lunchable with gf rice crackers , cheese and summer sausage. That is just a few examples of quick make and take food. Most of the time I cook at home and just take the leftovers to work for lunch the next day.
Also Jack finally opened his Kinder egg that his Uncle Doug brought him back from Germany. They have. Caution , choking hazzard written allover it because it is a German chocolate hollow egg with a kids toy inside. Jack was so excited that he got a fox. He loves foxes.
Then to wrap up the week. We road the carousel at the mall, then he watched the new movie Home with his Grandma and spent the night at her house. Jason and I went to a comedy show. The next day I took Jack to the farmer's market , baseball practice and to the park to play with friends. He doesn't realize this but we are carefully curing him if his winter laziness. The weather is supposed to be nicer today and we are going on a nature hike and to practice baseball in the yard.
Sadly we did not get to any cool science experiments this week. Jack and I worked on how to write a story instead.