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Furry Friday ~ Randomness

New phone + cute critters = random pics. I haven't posted much about the critters lately, they're all doing well, and I'm failing at having anything to post about, so just enjoy a few random pics to interrupt the lull. 😊 








STEAM Family Night at School

A couple days ago, McKayla's school had STEAM Family Night courtesy of Creative Discovery Museum. Each station was themed with engineering, science, art, technology or math and the kids where to create or learn about each.
Station 1: Newspaper Boats (engineering) The students will create a classic paper boat out of newspaper. The students will be provided with newspaper to make the boats and given instructions by the volunteer on how to make them, assisting when needed. The students will then be encouraged to go try their boat out at Station 7: Water Play Bridge Building.
McKayla made a boat but I failed at taking a pic, nor did we try it out at the Water Play Bridge. Oops lol
Station 2: Landscape Erosion (Science) The students will analyze a model of a mountain made from real dirt, clay, and sand with model trees and houses. The model will be housed in a small kiddie pool . The students will then be given misters and spray bottles to mimic rain. The students will be able to simulate…

Wordless Wednesday ~ 1st Quarter Progress Report

Wordless Wednesday ~ Dancing Groot!

John got me this adorable dancing Groot car charger for my birthday. Thanks hunny! (Hopefully the video will work so you can see his dancing moves lol)


Eclipse Day 2017

John, McKayla and I, along with Dad and Bryan (and countless other people) had been planning on viewing the Eclipse for several weeks (months? years?). Well, all of us minus John, he didn't see the big deal but humored me anyway and joined us. lol We were one of the lucky ones that didn't have to travel too terribly far to view the full solar eclipse.
I had never seen an eclipse. Full or partial and this one was even more special in that it WAS a full eclipse and I wanted to join Dad in this once in a lifetime (for him) trip. Dad researched and researched and we even made a special trip to where he had originally wanted to view the eclipse. We had a spot picked out with perfect views and hoped it was far enough out that not many people would even think of trying it. We ended up not even making it that far tho but still ended up with a great viewing spot and wonderful company with other people who camped out with us.

We headed out several hours before it was supposed to start …

Wordless Wednesday ~ Chicken Pinterest Fail

Pinterest fail ahead but not in the normal way lol Pretty sure that's NOT chicken, unless it's referring to their behavior toward some things lol

1st Day of 3rd Grade

Goodness gracious! Another school year has come along. Where does time go? 
McKayla is just as excited for this year as she has been for all the other years too. She's happy to have a male teacher this year and is aiming for all A's again AND to get 1st place in AR points. I think she'll accomplish both.

Today was just a half day, a short day to learn the rules and organize supplies. McKayla said she had a blast and says Mr. G is funny and she can't wait to go back on Monday. She's also happy that several of her friends are in her class ------- I just told her she needed to watch that mouth of hers tho, she talks just as much as her mother does. 😂

Wordless Wednesday ~ Some Assembly Required

Last weekend was McKayla's first Camp experience and she said she had a blast and can't wait to go again next year! 




Wordless Wednesday ~ Anniversary Teaser

We ran away last week for our 10th anniversary. I took a LOT of pictures (over 200) so may take a bit to get them up. In the meantime, enjoy this teaser post 😁