Monday, June 5, 2017

Shall we post again?

So as the school year is coming to a close, I thought it might be time to start up he old blog again. Hoping to get the kids involved in doing some posting this summer.

Currently, evie is finishing up Girl Scouts for the year and Sloan is starting out on a new adventure. He gets to try a summer workshop at Clarksyon Village Players. It will be fun to seem ow his acting grows working at this new to him, theater.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Here birdie birdie birdie

Birding! Mom, mom, mom, is it today?
Yes.
Really?
Yes
Evie, mom said yes. sheesh
And Julie is coming too?
Yep.
Sweeeeeet!

That's right, the kids wanted to go birding. After all, if watching birdies in your backyard is fun, it must be better to see some in other places too!
And there was Franklin Nature center nearby that we hadn't been to, so we invited a friend and headed off to find some birds.


Not only did we see lots of cool animals but it was lovely and warm and there were cookies (cause Sloan had some packed in his medical kit).

Sloan definately saw the most creatures (Julie and me were having fun racing around and being butterflies). And Julie had the coolist glittery binoculars tat she made herself.
But we saw some birds... and a deer (oooh) and another bird.. and a frog. Wow, it was so fun.




Order in the Court?











So we did a couple of court cases - Evie and I watched some videos about courts and read a book and we made note cards for each position in the court and what they do so that people could decide who they wanted to be! It was pretty cool.
The Case of the Stolen Cookies
The Case of the Turned off Movie
and a third one I can't remember. But I DO know we had a lot of fun and their were JUSTICE CUPCAKES for afterwards.. so that was really good.
 I also see that mom still can't get the hang of laying one of these posts out and having photos in it. 
Okay gotta go. 

Wow it has definatly been a long time since we've updated this blog.
Really sorry about that.
Well, its time to restart things!
What better way than with a day in court
No, no don't worry, this was a FUN court. And it was in our house... with our friends and puppets... so it was okay... trust me.

Here, maybe its better if I start with HOW this came about...
It started when me (Sloan) learned about those 3 branches of government. Legis-latured? something like that... and the executive (you know thePresident?) and the judges. Well we didn't learn much about the judges, just the other two right, and I wanted to know what the judges one did... so mom asked if I wanted to do a court day.
Of course I said YEA! Cause court party!



Lawyer for the defense questions her client

Witness cross examination of the defense client

This witness is hostile 

Its hard to swear on the ipad and hold your pretzels


Plaintiff lawyer questioning a witness

Court reports debate the fine points of their transcriptions
Bailiff Ellie swears in  caption


Best quote was Evie "Do you promise to the the whole truth and all of the lies?"
Lawyer for the plaintiff questions a witness in the case of the Stopped Movie
Bailiff Ellie swearing in the monkey witness


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Art Museum Adventure!

The adventures of Sloan and Evelyn!

Today we went to the Detroit Museum of Arts and got ice cream (not at the museum but after).

We saw different things and petted the donkey with the golden butt!



Here is Spiny with one of the outdoor sculptures ... and here is Evelyn looking at something (Mom note: This is the native american exhibit and she is playing with the map that shows how control of the land changed)


Here are our guests for our travelling, Ms. Sandy and Mr. Russ



Here we are touching the donkey with the shiny butt!
The only sculpture you can touch in the museum.








Sloan: Then we had lunch-I ate a chocolate sundae and had chocolate milk and guess what?
           I had a picture with my Orca! He was helping me write my journal.
Evelyn: I'm showing spiny my journal and showing him how to write.



Sloan: Here I am eating our chocolate sundaes
and orca is swimming through the ocean                    Evie: I'm eating chocolate and so is spiny

    Mr. Russ had to fight Spiny for his fries!                                    

                                                                         Ms. Sandy was able to eat before Spiny found her wings.


(Mom note: Now that the millage has gone through for the Arts Association the counties who voted yes get free admission to the DIA. So if you are in one of those counties and haven't gone, take an hour or two and head down to check it out)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Planes and more planes and some more planes and ... do you think there might be a spaceship?


Well Mommy just pointed out that Evie and me need to do more visiting around here and that we didn't post anything for a Really REALLY long time.

And I thought AIRPLANES!

Mommy got the information for this show which is REALLY close so we are going to go (yes!) and think you should too. Unless airplanes make you sick. Then you shouldn't.
But maybe you should try cause you can go for a ride in a REAL old plane and if you go to the site it counts down to the day... very cool.
That's all
Sloan


(Mom note: this is happening at the Oakland County International Airport; 6500 Highland Road Waterford MI)

The 27th annual Airport Open House / Air Show will take place on Sunday, August 26 from 10-4p.  Parking is $5.00.  A special publication will be available in Sunday's Oakland Press.  Additional information is available at:  http://www.ociaopenhouse.org/
We are pleased to announce that the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor will be at Oakland County International Airport August 23-26.  Rides will be available.  For additional information, please use the following link:  http://www.airventuremuseum.org/fordtrimotor/



Monday, November 15, 2010

NATURE listings

So mom found us this list of local Nature Centers. Now to decide where to go first...
So many choices. Which one would you go to first?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Art hunt part 2

In honor of the DIA's 125th anniversary - we've hunted down the next painting.
Mom says this one is Judith and maidservent with head of Holofernes.

Anyone else hunting artwork?