Pirates (of a sort), History and Splashing Around

April 14-16

Is there a better way to start a week of school than with a series of drawings thanks to Art for Kids (link on right)? I know I am repetitive but CHECK THEM OUT. Their instructions are wonderful!

They really do work for all ages!

They really do work for all ages!

We also had an Easter story to enjoy.101_6914

With out basic school day out of the way the sunshine called us outside. Time to break out the Big Wheel and bikes and the funky skateboards.101_6916

101_6917101_6915101_6921Ken and his dad tried the recipe I found off Facebook for an adult popsicle called a Dirty Pirate. You can find the recipe HERE thanks to Jackie Fo and Tablespoon.101_6923

Tuesday marked our second trip back to the Minnesota History Center (MHC). This time we had a longer span of time to enjoy and a plan to go to all the places we had not seen on our previous visit. All on our new family pass to the historical places in Minnesota.101_6926

101_6927101_6928There was lots to see and we were able to time our travels around the areas away from the school groups that were also there. I took the twins in for the Tornado demonstration. It was louder and a bit scarier than I thought it would be but they now REALLY know what to do in case of a tornado.101_6930

101_6933We spent the most time in the house that is set up so you can walk through and get a taste of each family that lived in that house from when it was built until more recent time when it was put up in the center.101_6949


Creepy eyes on these ones!

Creepy eyes on these ones!

The kids especially enjoyed the “backyard”.101_6957

101_6961The afternoon was quiet but Gavin did sneak out to work on his skateboarding skills while Echo worked with some flashcards.101_6983

101_6982With a wonderful field trip under out belt I think everyone was upset to see that winter had snuck back in with more snow!

From this...

From this…

To this in the night!

To this in the night!

With a day indoors we once again attempted our yarn wrapped eggs craft… there HAS to be a trick we don’t know about… our results simply are not right!101_6990

101_6991With Nana and Baba back I was able to join Ken and see all 3 boys in their swimming lessons! So much fun!!! This is Emanuel’s first lessons and the twins’ second. It is so exciting to see them work on this milestone all on their own.101_6997




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