At the end of the school year TJ earned the right to go to the closest amusement park to celebrate good grades and no late assignments.
There weren’t many opportunities for
good pictures while chaperoning the group, but here is a shot of him in the spinning boat.
I had a good time. The park wasn’t as big as I expected (it could easily fit inside the St. Louis Six Flags for instance) but I had a lot of fun with them. It was interesting seeing the preteen in his natural habitat (being among friends).
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Along with allowing the littles to
draw on the plastic portions of the walls in the basement we found a better spot for the play kitchen down there as well.
It looks great set up down there behind the couch.
We still have plenty of walkway through too.
The fireplace? That was there in the basement when we got the house. Seems to be an electric one, we’ve never used it.
Now this was approximately a month ago (since that’s about how it works out in blog time). I look forward to sharing more as it grows further.
Just look at all those happy peas and beans! We even have carrots this year.
We bought an extra pack of the floor mats recently and started building things with the kids.
They seemed to appreciate having a fun little play cave down there and getting nice and cozy in it.
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We discovered recently that the plastic anti-mold wall coverings in the basement can be drawn on with crayon and then cleaned off with germ-x and gentle scrubbing.
It was an appreciated activity as the temperatures increased. Something extra to do in the basement.
Little Miss decorated the basement with this scene. We had just shared
Homeward Bound with them for the first time and they loved it.
Redflare and I, as I think I previously have mentioned, got apple trees for Mother’s and Father’s Day.
We planted them, and waited.
Our wait has recently been rewarded.
Redflare’s started looking happy first…
And mine wasn’t too far behind.
For the Flameflash.net tree watch 2015 we’ll add the birches to the mix.
These we were the most worried about, but they seem to have finally recovered from being planted and 4 of 6 are now turning green and sprouting leaves.