When you tell Grant to make an island showing geographic features using any theme he desires,
what would you expect him to pick other than fried chicken?
His island included Dark Meat Sea, White Meat Beach, Chickenville, Gulf of Teriyaki, Extra Crispy River, Thighopolis, Soggy Breading Swamp and Mount Mashed Potato.
He had a lot of fun making it. At least until it came time to color the entire board.
Can you tell where Mom came to the rescue and helped him finish the ocean?
Shhhhh, don't tell the teacher! As if she couldn't tell by looking!
Also during fall break, we spent a beautiful morning enjoying the new and improved BMX track near our house. The start gate is now twice the height it was before. Turns are banked higher and hills are more aggressive. I think it was almost more than a nine year old boy could handle, but he had fun trying.
Grace took one lap around the new track and quickly decided she was done. Wise girl.
It wasn't until I was speaking with another biker that day that I realized how unique this track is. Not only is it free and open to the public, but it is not that common for a city to have a track this large or well done. So now I know! I'll appreciate it a little more going forward.
We took one last (very cold) ski trip last weekend. John went first. He decided there was no need for a repeat performance and hung up his skis (so to speak) for the winter.
Then it was Grant's turn.
I believe Grant experienced a new definition of cold when David pushed him into the icy water.
But cold water didn't dim Grant's determination to cross the wake.
After about an hour of trying and failing, Grant managed to successfully cross the wake several times on his last pass. Then he too hung up his skis for the winter. I don't see any November ski trips penciled on the calendar.
When people play different instruments at the same time, it is called music.
Except when those people are not playing the same song. Then it is called noise.
This is what noise looks like...if noise actually has a physical look.
The kids were passing around their various instruments having a litte fun one afternoon after school.
We now own a trumpet, piccolo trumpet, oboe, saxophone, trombone and two flutes. That can make a whole lot of noise. Tylenol, please.
During fall break, I took Grace and Grant to Chuck E. Cheese.
I love that place. (sarcasm)
Grant, however, REALLY loves that place.
He continues his streak of having the magic touch at winning tickets.
Part of the day's bounty
Grace is not so fortunate with ticket winning
But she loves playing the games!
Grant might have a future in fashion design
Well, he will if there's ever a demand for dragon jewelry.
Good job, Grant!
Grace has a bit of her father's engineering talent.
Maybe she can get a job in fluid mechanics someday.