Sunday, November 5, 2023

D's Gymnastics Holiday Fundraiser


D at the end of her last meet season!

It's that time of year for D and her gymnastics team and their holiday fundraiser. I will say that these wreaths truly are beautiful and you do get what you pay for! Just head over here and check out all the products you can get (and don't forget you are supporting a very hard-working gymnastics team). The Fundraising Code is TEAMACTX001 and Member Name is D Cummins. Thank you so much and let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Stepping Into Science Review

You guys know I love Science!  I want to share with you a fun product from Timberdoodle, Stepping Into Science.  Stepping Into Science is published by Thames & Kosmos and is recommended for kids ages 5-7+.  This all-in-one kit makes science with your little ones convenient.

The back of our kits has a nice list of its contents.

A peek inside our kit

Using this Science kit, students will study 5 main topics through 29 experiments.  These topics include Biology, Physics, Chemistry, air and water.  

G turned 7 last month and he just started 2nd grade!

I am using Stepping Into Science as part of G's 2nd grade curriculum.  I really like the convenience of a grab and go science program.  Apart from common household items like water, vinegar, paper towels, crayons, etc., everything else is included.

In Experiment 6, G learned about spinning colors.

Assembling our spinner

Creating homemade discs for our spinner

About to spin

While spinning

I loved watching this homemade disc spin

In motion

In Experiment 7, G learned about magnifying glasses and how everything looks larger when you use them.

After catching a doodle bug, he watched and observed it move around using our magnifying glass.
Watching his new friend

In Experiments 14 and 15, G learned about hovercrafts and paper airplanes.

Playing with his newly built hovercraft.

And our airplane

Flying our plane and seeing how it does

Since there are 29 experiments,  you can do 1 experiment a week to fill your school year or you can adapt and use it as best fits your needs.  I find that G likes to sit down and do several experiments at one time so that is how we use our kit.  I love that experiments are simple and easy to expand on for kids that want to learn more!  In this particular kit students will learn what makes a magnify glass magnify, how air pressure indicates weather, how suction cups work, why soap bubbles are round, how air resistance depends on an object's size and shape and so much more!  If you are looking for an easy to use, affordable Science kit for your young student, we would definitely recommend Timberdoodle's Stepping Into Science.

Disclosure:  Huge shout out to Timberdoodle for selecting me as a Timberdoodle Blogger.  I received this kit in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

G's 7th Birthday Party {Baby Shark}

We celebrated G's 7th birthday over the weekend (a tiny bit early)!  It was a bit of a whirlwind as we planned it last minute but we wanted A to be able to celebrate with us before she heads back to college tomorrow.  G picked Baby Shark Theme 🦈

The Birthday Boy

Water Slide Fun

We set up a small water slide, used our chocolate fountain, and cooked up a few pizzas.  We are thankful for friends who were able to join us (even if last minute).

Chocolate Fountain

Fountain Dippers

G's Baby Shark Cake

We love you G!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Stevie Dawg Tribute

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that our beloved rescue dog, Stevie (affectionately referred to as Stevie Dawg here) passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24th at home.  He was so loved and the house has felt so empty without him.  I'm so thankful for the 9 1/2 years we had with him and all the memories.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Happy 16th Birthday C

C turned 16 this week!  I’m so proud of him and all his accomplishments.  He is now taller than both David and I (and he may have another inch or two to go - who knows).  He passed his driving test yesterday with a score of 98. We love you C!!

 Singing to C

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Level 6 Gymnastics

Level 6 is in the books for D and what a season!  She was suppose to compete at State last week and 2 days prior she ended up spraining her ankle.  While we were all bummed for her, we are so thrilled with the amazing season she had and all that she accomplished.  Way to go D, we are so proud!