Sunday, June 29, 2014

More Art, A Park, and Movies

On Thursday, the boys did computer games, Pumpkin wanted to teach me Minecraft, so I played.

Then evening brought for Pumpkin.

He wasn't totally satisfied with his work.
 I kept reminding him it was his first time doing it.
He also said that he liked the others work better.,
and tried to "improve" his.

Friday, we had a playdate, a mom "meeting of the minds", and she and some books I ordered.

In the evening we decided to go to town for Chinese and this insect was on the truck.
Interesting "leaf" fellow to research later.

Saturday, Pumpkin went to work with dad and Fireball Coyote and I went to the library for a movie.
The Lego Movie

Some friends of ours joined us.
 We got greats spots picked for the kids.

After the movie Fireball did a few kids games with a great audience.

Then nothing beats a game of tag outside.
Fireball found a race track from my shed and set it up.

D-O-G couldn't resist being in the middle either.

Sunday, Pumpkin helped dad in the shop and garden.  Then Fireball Coyote joined them in the shop till lunch time.
Pumpkin brained stormed this (looks like dad's shop) and took off for the shop again.

 Fireball Coyote had some computer time, after lunch, while Pumpkin and I watched Lord of the Rings The Two Towers. Followed by Lord of the Rings Return of the King, Fireball Coyote watched too.

D-O-G even got in on the action.

After that dad said they could watch Red 2, since we watched it and "there isn't anything that bad in it".
Nothing beats a movie marathon Sunday. :-)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Science, Art and More

Fireball Coyote is helping dad rebuild this tractor, it's his.  Some days he's into helping more than others. On this 'good' day they scrubbed it down.

Dad accidentally watered a dragonfly.

Fireball Coyote was checking out it's white eyeballs.

Later that night they took tractor rides.

Fireball Coyote covered D-O-G in his bed & took a picture.

Was he embarrassed?

Monday was the science and art of Jeet Kune Do.
Pumpkin wanted to make a lava lamp in the teen program.
(he's in the yellow shirt by the window.)

His finished product.
It needs Alka Seltzer tablets to move.
After his class at the library we headed an hour away to Hobby Lobby for a homeschoolers art class.

Pumpkin's finished painting.
Next week we all are doing her owl painting class.

Fireball Coyote fell asleep because he was up WAY too late/early

At 1:00 AM on the 24th, Fireball Coyote and I found a cool anatomy game on Pinterest.
I sent him to his room to continue, but he went to other games till 5:45AM!
Thus, him falling asleep above.

Pumpkin's art hanging in the house.

Wednesday, we went to Duke Energy's Wednesday Days. They held a mini science camp.

We learned how to fireproof a balloon.

That water can walk.

How to skewer a balloon so it won't pop.

Laws of inertia.

The boys stood to see what was happening.

For this we went outside.
but first they got to try 

The plasma ball and getting hair to stand up.

Mentos , Diet Coke and Sprite time!

The Diet Coke went higher because of the artificial sweetener.

Then it was time for the other hands on energy devices and

The self guided tour.
(watching the starting movie in the black light room)

How they help the water levels flow between the lakes.

Coal becoming energy.
(and my fire breathing dragon,)

The atom room.

How the plant works making nuclear energy.

Looking out at the plant and its areas with our friends.

Listening to the sound each one makes.

Testing his knowledge in saving electricity.
They seem to get it right here, but not at home.

Koi ponds and other exhibits downstairs.
Pumpkin took these last pictures.  He said he wants to build something like this on his Minecraft game.

Building one of the reactors cylinders. 

Sending parts down the local waterways.

The water tower designed to look like an atom.
Then we walked around their small butterfly garden and headed home.