Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow much fun !

On Friday, we got 12 inches of snow.  We made snow  cream and had a melting  snowman  experiment.  We taught our homeschool  lessons , played in the snow and I cooked steak and sweet potato  fries. We even had an exciting  game of Battleship. Jack made some pretty snow art as well , nothing  like using  nature as your canvas.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Monsters and Mistletoe

Why not go to the Monster Jam monster truck show after Christmas.  It was so much fun. We got to see some awesome races and spills and accidents.  It's hilarious  how crazy excited  people get when the truck flips over. We cane home to happy mail. I won a human body science kit from Hooked on science. We are excited since we are studying the muscular and skeletal systems this year. 

We did a cool science experiment  this week called hopping corn science. Jack of course loves science and thought  it was awesome that  the corn moved around  for a whole hour while we were finishing up the school day on Friday. 

I worked at the Buddy  House for the. Club 21 karaoke night.  It was a lot of loud fun and dancing.

Then our dog Maya was looking adorable as she chewed on one of her Christmas  presents. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Snow Science

This was my first full week back  at work since  the holidays and I've been good with  my diet and exercise. I'm in several  step challenges on my fitbit with other friends too , starting to weight  train again a little and did a yoga class at the library.
Jack was happy to be back at Minecraft club at the library too and we both did two new classes  as well. I did an adult coloring class and Jack did a cool snow science  class. Our library rocks! I learned new methods of coloring for relaxation therapy  and Jack completed  a few  cool experiments.  At the library he made fake  snow and snow  slime. Good Ole chemical  reactions.
Then today which was my homeschool teaching day which I look forward  to all week , we did a few experiments  as well. We did a penny  in a balloon showing  centripetal force and we made fake colored snow showing osmosis and now we are observing the colored  snow tower for 7 days  for color science and reverse osmosis. We should see the primary colors blend to make secondary colors and the water will evaporate from the fake snow leaving colored insta snow powder. We love science.  We also worked more on our book study of Stuart Little with time , measurement and spelling of new words  from the book. Geography with a map grid  , math word problems , reading comprehension, dictionary , multiplication  and fraction game, study of arctic animals , habitat and show on the Arctic  while we ate lunch, temperature  and volume, working more  on spelling  the 50 states and the state abbreviations. He even did a few chores at the end of his school day without complaining.  He is ready to play his electronics for a little while and I'm going  to relax in the hot tub and read then do some coloring before dinner. I'm  cooking steak and sweet potato fries then later popcorn and the new Minions movie.  Have I mentioned how much I love  Friday's? We  might even have time for a family game tonight.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A New Year

We had an amazing Christmas, but it's  over and time to get back to my normal level of activity and eating . I haven't  been able to weight  train much in the past 8 months because of my sciatica issues, hurt knee and arthritis. I can still walk , use my elliptical, ride bike for short periods and swim but mostly I have been walking and doing yoga. I miss being able to lift and weight train but it really doesn't  matter what  activity I pick as long as I do something  and don't  eat crazy. I have lost 6 pounds since Christmas  , just 20 more to reach my goal weight.  I think  I can , I think  I can.
Jack  had a play date at Jump Air Zone and The boys  were playing  and jumping the whole time that  I only managed to get a picture of their backs. They played  so hard and we had so many errands to run on New Year's  Eve that  we were  pooped and asleep  by 9:30.  We finally  got a new rug that the  dog has claimed  as hers. Jack was so proud of his new Minecraft  Lego set that he built all by himself he wanted me to take a picture. 
The following  day which was New  Year's Day , I walk/jogged a 5k.
Now I'm back to work and back toy routines.  I love  being off and spending time with  my family, but I also live getting back to our normal routines.  I'm  a creature  of habit.
I didn't  make any resolutions this year. I'm just trying  to do what I always do because I love my life. We are trying to eat out less and cook more.  We are also spending less so we can pay the car off.  Those  aren't  really resolutions  though  because they will happen ,oh yes , they will.