Showing posts from August, 2018

Weekly Wrap- Up: The Week We Went Swimming Every Day

After a week or more of cool fall-like temperatures we've had another heat wave.  I felt so bad for all those poor kids heading back to school with temperatures in the upper 80's low 90's!  My boys and I kept cool in the lake and ended up swimming every single day this week.

Ian headed off to work while the younger boys and I went to the lake on Friday to meet up with my two sisters, their kids, and my mom.  We had a nice day at the lake (even if Alec did get stung by a wasp and I forgot my fork and went without lunch!).  We had a very long commute home though since there was a large accident and the highway was shut down shuttling everyone off a single exit... then we hit all sorts of road construction the rest of the way home.  We opted for take out for dinner since I refused to cook or move the rest of the night.

Saturday I was up nice and early getting ready for Evan's party and Ian headed off to work with his grandfather.  The younger two boys worked together to c…

Books My Boys Read This August

August has been a pretty rainy month and my boys have been spending more time at home.  All this extra free time around the house had led to a bit of increased reading!  They've all found a few new series of books to try that they really enjoyed too!

Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Haunted House Next Door-- Evan got this book from Barnes and Noble for finishing up his summer reading and he just LOVED it! So much that he often read 2-3 chapters a sitting and asked me to read at night and even on weekends!  Andres moves into a new home and soon finds that it's haunted.  Thankfully Desmond Cole, his new neighbor, is happy to help.

The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings-- Alec loved this fantasy book geared towards tweens.  Combining sword play, magic and books it was right up his alley!

The Flashback Four; The Pompeii Disaster-- We have been enjoying this whole series together and were thrilled to find that the next book was available through our library.  When the flashback four are s…

Virtual Refrigerator-- Metal Model Mack Truck

Thanks for stopping by and joining us again this week as we host another virtual refrigerator arts and crafts link up.

This week I have some photos of this metal model truck Ian has been putting together.  I am always amazed that he can take these flat sheets of metal and build something out of them!

This one had lots of intricate details too like the coils in the back of the cab..

He's already picked out a few others he'd like to try next time.

Now without further ado I invite you to grab a "magnet" and link up your arts and crafts posts below and visit some other bloggers to see what they shared on their refrigerators.

Your art project doesn't need to be a stand alone post, nor does it need to be a tutorial.  We love day in the life posts or homeschooling wrap- ups that show art work too! 
So what do you have to share with us?

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