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Friday, March 27, 2015

Flowertown Festival

Friday was a busy day! We first thought that we would all take the day off and go to the Flowertown Festival as soon as it opened. We missed last year since I was not healed from my knee surgery.  Lon had his passport club geography test today, I am one of the three volunteers who give the tests.  Lon and I did not take today off, but we did leave school as soon as I was done giving tests.  Which was about 12:30 !
We left our car at school.  It was only three blocks to the festival.
We met Mark at the Weinermobile!  It was so cool to see it in person.

Lon was hungry, so he got a slice of Papa John's pizza. The slice was huge, but he ate it all!
I found some coconut shrimp, they were really good!


Face in the hole! We love those and we would like them to have a better name!
There were lots of booths with games to play. Lon loves those!  He won a frisbee here.

Beauty shot of Azalea Park.



Crowds were not too big.  We heard the crowds on Saturday are huge!

Taking a look at the Hunley replica. It is so cool they bring it out at almost every festival!
Face in the hole!

The last face in the hole! I think we got them all!
Lon found a put put game. This one was a little different. You had to sink the put with a blindfold.  Lon has trouble sinking it seeing it!
He sank it! He really did! He got to put his name in the drawing for a 50 dollar amazon gift card!

Seeing all there is to see.
There were a ton of craft booths, lots of fun stuff to see.  There were some information booths, and some business booths too



Rain clouds over the Bethany United Methodist Church

Hmm, wonder if it will rain
Lon played a game of pooh sticks. Still a fun game. They had a fish rubbing artist, but we have a wonderful fish rubbing done by Lindsay!

Yes, the rain came. Big heavy rain drops with thunder and lightening!  We took refuge in a jewelry booth. It was fused glass and pennies, called Lucky Pennies.I did buy one from my birth year.  It was the only thing, besides lunch, that we bought!

Lon is waiting out the rain by doing some science experiments with his balloon and the rain.  He would put the balloon out in the rain, and the rain fell on the balloon, weighing it down. Lon wanted to see if it would hit the ground.
It did hit the ground! The weight of the rain did send it to the ground!
But would it come back once it was a little drier?

It did!

Lon was out playing in the rain too. He could not get any wetter than he was.
We decided to just go back to the car, seeing what was still open as we went.

The rain drove the crowds away.  A lot of the booths closed or put their tarps down.

It was really fun, we enjoyed the Flowertown Festival.   We will go again next year. Friday seems like the best day!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Steam Night

Tonight was STEAM night at Spann! STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  The big draw for Lon was a homework pass for attending!
We brought Jack with us! We saw Ty there too!
Engineering ! Building a cup pyramid without using your hands!

The boys

leaving the planetarium! They got to watch a star show!  The boys said it was awesome!
Lon met his teacher at worms (she is not who he is with now) and she told him he had to touch the worms in order to get the homework pass!
Of course he did!


Blowing table bubbles!

Just have to remember not to breath in!

Making slime

blue slime, since last year his attempt at red only made pink slime.

Boy in a bubble

The bubble shrinks in!  It made Lon a little nervous, but it popped quickly

Vinegar and baking soda volcanoes

Magnet experiments. How many pieces of metal can one magnet hold?  The answer is lots.

We learned some fun things!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Koshi

Today we ran a few errands. One of which was hair cuts

He is rather shaggy!

He looks like a boy again!
After buying a new comforter, we went to lunch. Mark had heard about a new Korean place opening up in Summerville. We had high hopes.
Looking over the menu. They had Katsu. All was right with Lon's lunch.
Showing off the menu for Auntie Michelle!
They brought the sides out first. Two kinds of kimchee, potatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and zucchini. It was good.
They had Jeon (pancake)  and mandu. The pancake was good, but not as good as Auntie Michelles!  Same with the mandu!

Mark got spicy pork and Lon had his chicken katsu. The sauce was not from a jar. Lon requested more to take home with him!

my bulgogi

Food coma. Lon said it was very good and he liked it.
We liked it too. We will try this one again.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Cub Scout Presentations

I would like to say that Lon worked long and hard on his cub scout presentation tonight. However, I did not even tell him about it till shortly before we had dinner. His cub scout den meeting was at 6:30.  Lon had to pick a topic and do a short 3 minute presentation on it.  Lon wanted to bring LOTS of props. We limited him to a couple of books.
Lon went first in his presentation on castles.
Lon probably could have talked about castles for the entire meeting but he was told time. He did very well. I was proud of him, he had very few ums, and ahs.

The boys also leaned some American Sign Language.  Lon had to ask, in sign language for a red candy.  She had a pile of air head candies. There were orange, red, blue and green flavors.  If the boys asked for what ever color, and did it in Sign, they were allowed to have one.

 It was a very fun den meeting.

Block Party

The St. Patrick's Day block party was organized to be on Saturday. However, the weather was not co operative! It was raining, looking like rain, a little more rain, then around the time the party was supposed to be it started clearing up.  We probably could have done it on Saturday, but it was also good we did not.
Sunday afternoon we had the party. It was in the 70s and mainly sunny.
One of our neighbors was able to get a bounce castle! How cool is that?!
Neighbors!
Having fun !
Neighbors

Everyone pitched in and brought a dish. We had a small fund for hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates and napkins! Which we have left overs and will use later on!
 It was a fun afternoon.  Next time will be on a Saturday!


Monday, March 09, 2015

Cub Scout Library Trip

Tonight was a cub scout den meeting at the Dorchester Library.  Lon and I arrived a little bit early so we could get library cards.
Getting started with the librarian!
Yes, it was 70 degrees at 6:30pm tonight

Lon got to use the computer to look up what books they have



close up!

They have movies !  Even a minion movie! Which Lon checked out!
It was a fun den meeting!