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Monday, January 23, 2012

Projects, Basketball, MLK, & Trains

Catch up post, and, GO!

Last weekend we were busy working on projects around the house.
The boys finally have a stable closet unit!  
We needed to take this pile,
 this pile,
 and this mess
and make it all fit here. 
 IKEA shelves to the rescue!
 Outside, Keith got a new work bench and some high shelves.

They also worked on our garden shed and built in some shelves to help clear out the garage a bit.  

Basketball practice started this last week.

 Cody's 1st game went pretty well for the kids not really having been told what the game is all about.
(More to come later on that)

Wednesday we met with our homeschooling group to learn about Martin Luther King Jr and civil rights.  The kids heard a couple of stories and watched video clips. 
 Then they were split into groups to make posters about some of the words and things that were discussed. 

 The groups then presented them.

Everyone did a great job!

Thursday we went on a field trip to the train museum.
 Here come the train!
 I forgot how long the ride was to get from Folsom to Downtown, but the boys had a good time riding the light rail. 

One of the cool exhibits they have right now displays a lot of the fruit box art.
They would make awesome pictures for your walls.

 We finished with a trip to the train toys.

When we were at Rich and Judy's this weekend the boys decided that their train board needed some scenery.  So Grandpa gave them supplies and they went to town. 
 After dinner they showed off their handy work. 

So another busy week on the books!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ice Skating

Today we went to the Rancho Cordova outdoor Holiday rink with our homeschooling friends.  The boys did great getting out on the ice, thinking the trip we made to the indoor rink a month ago made for a huge advantage.
Ty spent a bit of time in the beginning with a bucket for balance.   

  With a bit of time to become comfortable in new skates, they were both off and skating alone.

Here's a video of them skating...

Ty ended early and became completely enthralled in a game of Angry Birds.

This rink is open through Jan 16th and we would recommend it!  
It's off Zinfandel, look for the Farris Wheel.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Basketball and Bowling...

Saturday, Cody kicked of his basketball season with a skills clinic.  He did great with dribbling and passing as well as being one of the faster ones when they did sprints.  I'm not sure how this league will shape up as it seams a little small, but he'll get a lot of time to play! 

Today we headed back to Strike's in Elk Grove for bowling and pizza with Keith's work.  
The VW team won the bowling tournament a few months back at the company party and it earned them another party. 
 Cody is becoming quiet the bowler.  After the first game he asked me to take the bumpers off his turn and he did great without them up. 
 Tyler is getting pretty good at the run and chuck style of bowling. 

This might be the year we ask for bowling balls for our Birthdays.  I get very frustrated because I need a lighter ball but my fingers never fit the holes. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The dangers of reading...

Who knew.  Library books are dangerous.  
Tyler came down the hall the other day saying he didn't know what happened, holding his hand that was dripping with blood.  So not awesome.  We ran it under water for a bit, and quickly put a bandage on it to stop the mess.  
Keith walked up and down the hall cleaning the mess, feeling like he must have butchered something along with his finger.  
Finally had a chance to look at the wound a day later when the bandage fell off.  
 Seriously, one of the worst paper cuts I've seen. Thinking he caught the side of the paperback cover. 

Spiderman made it better again. 

 See, he's happy. 

So there, read with caution.  I guess this is a good advertisement for a Nook!

Sunday, January 1, 2012