Friday, March 27, 2015

Science Fair Phenom

 I had the most amazing evening watching my uber confident boy explain his science fair project.  He worked hard to study, create the words, make models and draw images.  I did my best not to interfere.  He stood proudly by his poster and explained (read each part) to everyone that came by and answered questions without faltering.  It was utterly amazing.  He was so excited for the judges to come by and he talked about his project and they gushed to me about my 'budding naturalist', 'scientist in training' and how he was ahead of their fourth graders in science.  Proud mama moment for sure.  When they were giving out the awards, he crossed his fingers and was disappointed when he didn't get one of the three, but then a teacher gave him a participation award and he was over the moon.  That judge said he should have gotten second place.  : ) 

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Just a throw back Thursday for you!  Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


 Just some biker boys in matching plaid jackets!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Kincaid was working on his science fair project.  I am trying very hard not to interfere and let him make it his own.  We did research on the internet and in books and then he told me what to type.  He is doing a really good job.  Duke made a book.  It is a sequel to Here Comes the Crocodile, called Here Comes The Tiger.  My favorite page is inside where the tiger cries, "bu hu". 

Monday, March 23, 2015


 Two pictures from our Friday group.  A friend brought these little clip on birds- Duke loves his.  He says it is a robin though and can't be convinced otherwise.

 I was nearly over this cold crud so I hiked up Bird Ridge.  I haven't ever been up to the top and it was really gorgeous.  Blue skies and warm, but muddy on the way down.  Unfortunately, I didn't walk the germs out of my body and spent Sunday a bit overridden with it. 
I loved the way the mud flats looked from up there - almost like veins. 

Friday, March 20, 2015


It was a beautiful spring day.  Duke and I hiked into the mountains in the morning and then an afternoon bike ride.  The sun was warm and it was just glorious.  I think that Spring is coming, even if it does snow again!

On the left, Duke is climbing a steep, snowy section with an 'ice ax' (stick) and then on the right we found a sort of snow cave-ish thing on a hill.  We stopped there and had a snack before heading down the mountain again. 
Duke loved that I could pull him in the sled up the mountain and then find bare rocks and ground. 

 He also did a bit of tree climbing!  The trees up at Flattop are perfect for climbing as they are right on the ground and have tons of gnarly branches!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Great day and I got lots of steps!  Duke and I took the dogs for a walk around the lake as Bop was busy building houses.  The lake is melting!  Kory, Nam and I did an orienteering meet that was supposed to be a ski-o, but was rather a run on icy trails.  It was really easy, we didn't get lost and I only got crabby once I think (no need to correct me mom and Kory).  On the way home we tried to get a Shamrock Shake.  No dice - they didn't get any this year!  Are you serious????  What craziness is this?  Alas, we drove home only to have an accident happen right in front of us.  Nam nimbly stepped on the brakes and we avoided a secondary collision.  No one was injured and we went home.  Whew! 

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