Thursday, June 28, 2012
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
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
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
Wow, we've been on Summer break for a month already!! Time is flyin'.
Fed the ducks
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.
Searched for toads
Made toad abodes at Silverwood
Friday, June 15, 2012
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 where I sat:
Here's what the kidlets did while I ordered supplies:
More on my curriculum choices later... :)
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Lots of time spent splashing in the fountains at Upper Landing
Picking a "parfait" for mama
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
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
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!
- Go geocaching
- Go to the Hastings car show on date night with Bud
- Go kayaking with Bud
- Catch fireflies in a jar
- Go camping at the farm
- Make s'mores
- Play with fireworks
- Can or freeze something
- Spend a day helping at the farm
- Dance together at the history center
- Read the Little House series to the kidlets
- Run the entire way on the river portion of my jogging/walking loop
- Meet Bud on Harriet Island after work for a dinner picnic with the kids
- Go to the beach
- Bake a pie
- Watch fireworks on the 4th of July
- Have a lemonade stand
- Go miniature golfing
- Stop for Icees on a hot day
- Float a boat down the creek
- Attend a concert in Mears Park
- Brainerd vacation
- Play at a new park
- Bike along the Mississippi as a family
- Have an awesome birthday party for Millie
- Go on rides at Como Town
- Play in the splash area at the MN Zoo
- See the dinosaurs at the zoo
- Go to a Sparky show
- Order homeschool supplies for next year
- Go on a boat ride
- Vacation bible school
- Go to a parade
- Day Camp
- Rollerblading with Elise
- Ride the carousel at Como
- Have a garage sale
- Nature study
- Swimming lessons
- Lots of park playdates with friends
- Go to the state fair
- Go to a county fair
- Have a beer at a patio bar with friends
- Teach Millie how to sew
- Play with sidewalk chalk
- Go to the farmers market, a lot!
- Go to the Eagle center in Wabasha
- Tour a cave
- Read a Ramona and Beezus book to the girls