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
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
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
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.