Saturday, June 15, 2013

Melting Chalk

At the beginning of the summer we make a list of things we want to do and places we want to go over the summer. Brittany was super dilligent about making our list this year. We like to do some science type experiments. Pinterest was great for this kind of stuff and so she found this recipe for frozen chalk. Basically it was cornstarch, water and food coloring that she put in ice cube trays and froze.
Then the kids took it out into the hot sunshine and let it melt!
Of course after it melted the cornstarch goo was pretty fun to play with too.
Thanks Brittany, the melting chalk was a hit!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Soccer Boy

Would you believe this kid is only ten? I took this picture to download for his soccer registration and couldn't believe how old he looks. And he won't even be eleven until September. We have been through such a couple of weeks with soccer tryouts. Matthew knew he wanted a new team instead of the Hornets this year so the hunt and the tryouts began. I will spare us all and sum it up. Five tryouts of which he made three teams. I think we changed our minds about which team to go with four times. But hopefully now we have the perfect fit. It better be, no way am I going through that again any time soon!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Josh and the Snake

Josh came inside the other day and insisted I come see what he found.   There in the flower bed a freshly shed snakeskin. Before I knew it he bent over and picked it up. You would not see me doing that!
There it is! He is a pretty awesome kid!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Josh's Last Week

We are two days into Summer.  So far so good. In an effort to update this poor old blog let's detail Joshua's last week of first grade. I got to go with Josh on a field trip to the Tracy Aviary. Hadn't been there before so it was lots so fun. I love this picture, it is perfectly typical of field trips.  See every kid is looking in a different direction.  They run that way too.  They actually were good kids, I volunteer in their class so they know me and that I'm not a total push-over.
Josh absorbed in the bird show.
Those are flamingos behind him. Note to self: do not cut this kid's hair yourself. Yikes!
Joshua's amazing teacher Mrs. Warburton. First grade was such a great year. We are really hoping that she moves to second grade so we can do it all over again!  Love the kid photo-bombing in the back.
Did I mention these kids know me?  So they insisted I take their picture too. Which I didn't mind in the least. They are great kids! Good bye first grade!