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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Science Adventure Club - Give Away!

My business partner/friend and I have been working diligently to fill a gap in the world of science education.  While nearly all children are excited about science, the thought of making a mess, planning an experiment, and *ack* gathering supplies, often sends parents running.

Science Adventure Club will engage children in a lifetime of learning with our monthly science kit series, in which they will receive an exciting *complete* experiment in the mail every month.  Experiments include growing plants, observing live specimens, creating and experimenting with electricity, fossils, dinosaurs, spy science, and Newtons laws.  And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

The website and complete line won't be released until September.

We're giving away a 3 month subscription to the Science Adventure Club to one random blog reader!  To enter, just leave a comment below.  This give away will close at Midnight on Sunday, July 1st.  Good luck!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Our Summer In Pictures - Week 5

Monday we went to the MN Zoo with cousins for "Aunt Leslie's Day Camp"

...it was so hot, we played in the water most of the time.

Picked berries with friends

Went on a boat ride down the mighty Mississippi

Elise had a blast on the boat ride, too!

Baby Madeline's 1st birthday party

Millie pulled the lucky string, and opened up the pinata

We made our annual trek to Wisconsin to pick up fireworks.  Afterwards we went to the farm to play with them.  Elise was nervous.  They had more fun catching fireflies.  

Went to the Back To The 50's car show 

We tried to go to the Lake Elmo Park Reserve to cool off after the car show, but it was super packed.  We came home and swam in the pool instead.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Box Day!

What is box day?  It's the very exciting day in which all of our homeschool supplies for next year arrive in the mail, and we sit down together, open the boxes, and browse through the materials.  Doesn't that sounds like fun?!  Then, after an hour, the books are put safely away on the homeschool shelf where they'll sit until they're needed next school year.  It's almost  as exciting as opening gifts on Christmas.  :)

(In a super high pitched 3 year old voice) "It's meeeeeee!"

Reading up on some American history

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Our Summer In Pictures - Week 4

Wow, we've been on Summer break for a month already!!  Time is flyin'.
Fed the ducks

Rode bikes

Celebrated the end of the school year with Ben and Patrick

Aunt Leslie's Day Camp at the farm

Checked out the flooding at the farm.  After we left, the water was up over the road.

Watched storms!

Searched for toads

Made toad abodes at Silverwood

Friday, June 15, 2012

Homeschool Supply Ordering Day

I've been looking forward to this day since school ended 3 weeks ago!  I sat down and ordered most of Millie's 3rd grade curriculum.  So much fun!

Here's where I sat:
Here's what the kidlets did while I ordered supplies:
More on my curriculum choices later... :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Our Summer In Pictures - Week 3

Lots of time spent splashing in the fountains at Upper Landing

Picking a "parfait" for mama

Children's Museum

Elise spotted this rainbow

Rode bikes to visit Elise's friends

Lake Elmo Park Reserve water hole

...more bike riding

Lunch with dad at the Science Museum

When life hands you lemons...

Spending quality time with Aunt Anna

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Our Summer In Pictures - Week 2

Crabby Kids + Rainy Weather = Indoor Poetry Picnic

Millie became a Jr Ranger 

We went to a really cool circus show at the library.  Millie got to spin a plate on a stick and do a handstand on stilts!!!  
Playing with juggling equipment at the Children's Festival

Crazy hair at the Flint Hills Children's Festival

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Bucket List

Now that Summer is upon us, I've created a list of 50 things that we'd like to do before school starts again.  Cheers to a really fun Summer!

  1. Go geocaching
  2. Go to the Hastings car show on date night with Bud
  3. Go kayaking with Bud
  4. Catch fireflies in a jar
  5. Go camping at the farm
  6. Make s'mores
  7. Play with fireworks
  8. Can or freeze something 
  9. Spend a day helping at the farm
  10. Dance together at the history center
  11. Read the Little House series to the kidlets
  12. Run the entire way on the river portion of my jogging/walking loop
  13. Meet Bud on Harriet Island after work for a dinner picnic with the kids
  14. Go to the beach
  15. Bake a pie
  16. Watch fireworks on the 4th of July
  17. Have a lemonade stand
  18. Go miniature golfing
  19. Stop for Icees on a hot day
  20. Float a boat down the creek
  21. Attend a concert in Mears Park
  22. Brainerd vacation
  23. Play at a new park
  24. Bike along the Mississippi as a family
  25. Have an awesome birthday party for Millie
  26. Go on rides at Como Town
  27. Play in the splash area at the MN Zoo
  28. See the dinosaurs at the zoo
  29. Go to a Sparky show
  30. Order homeschool supplies for next year
  31. Go on a boat ride
  32. Vacation bible school
  33. Go to a parade
  34. Day Camp
  35. Rollerblading with Elise 
  36. Ride the carousel at Como
  37. Have a garage sale
  38. Nature study
  39. Swimming lessons
  40. Lots of park playdates with friends
  41. Go to the state fair
  42. Go to a county fair
  43. Have a beer at a patio bar with friends
  44. Teach Millie how to sew
  45. Book-A-Wocky
  46. Play with sidewalk chalk
  47. Go to the farmers market, a lot!
  48. Go to the Eagle center in Wabasha
  49. Tour a cave
  50. Read a Ramona and Beezus book to the girls