Robotics– Team Phoenix

This is my daughter’s second year participating on the Robotics team – Team Pheonix.  They made it to the championships last year. This is likely their last competition- it was held at the University of New Hampshire.  Her team didn’t do as well this year, they were doing OK at this tournament, even in 3rd place […]

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Green Pancakes

The most we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is to make sure everybody has on some green.  My husband wore a tie with his t-shirt because he couldn’t find anything else.  I make the usual green breakfast smoothie and green pancakes– I used spirulina to turn them green.  We also had celery sticks and cucumber slices […]

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Guinea Pigs– Trip to Ipswich, Mass.

So the kids have really missed their animals.  They used to spend so much time playing with and caring for the dog, the cat and the chickens.  We also used to milk some goats every evening.  So we are for sure staying here another year, and the kids have been really good so they talked […]

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St. Louis- World Robotics Competition– FIRST

This is the best view of I got of the Arch the whole time we were in St. Louis, and the picture to the right is the best I got of the mighty Mississippi.  That is one big river.  St. Louis is actually a pretty cool city.   We drove straight to the stadium to […]

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Hiking to Pulpit Rock

All my son needed to fulfill the requirements to get his Arrow of Light for Webelos cub scouts was a hike with his den.  He missed the outdoor activities the den has done, but I am one of his den leaders and so I set up an optional hike for the den– no one else […]

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First Robotics Competition NE

My 14 yr. old 8th grade daughter joined a local robotics team this year.  It has turned out to be a really great thing for her.  She started out on the wiring team which she found to be quite boring, then she was on the mechanical team and was a little bored being shy and […]

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Planetarium Field Trip

I love winter break!!  The kids get a whole week off, which only matters to my part timer, but I decided to have the kids detox from screens and to focus on doing projects this week.  We haven’t had any new snow this week and although it has been extremely cold, it seems to be […]

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Science – Light

We have had a good time this week with everything really.  For science we have been learning about light and we are focusing on writing down or drawing pictures about what we have done right when we do it instead of doing the experiments and then writing down what we did a couple days later. […]

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Valentine’s Day and More Snow

We have so much snow, it is insane.  And it is way cold, when grocery shopping the other night it was 1 degree– yes that is not a typo.  With the windchill factor, it may be more like -25 degrees!!  And to think that just one month ago, there was no snow on the ground. […]

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Preschool, Science, Performance

Making bread proved to be a very helpful activity for the littles/ preschoolers.  My bread mixer broke a bit ago, but it turns out that with little helpers, it’s really not so bad,  I basically put the ingredients in the bowl for them and gave them spoons to mix it.  I had them mix a […]

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