Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Fun

We are a week into Summer Break here.  My plan for the summer is to try to keep the kids off of the TV and video games before noon and work in a bit of remedial homeschooling (using The Summer Smart curriculum by the Popular Book Company) all while trying to keep the kids from killing each other.

There are also some boring grown up plans:  trying to eke a few vegetables out of my garden patch, replacing some flooring in the office, and oh, I am starting a new job at the mall today.  Eeek. 

The kids are looking forward to a  week of Mini-U  as well as their annual trip Way Up North.  In between they will spend time at the splash parks around the city and the lake by my Mom's house.

Homeschooling is not something that any of us enjoy, but given the look of the report cards, it will be a necessary part of our day as everyone has subjects they need to brush up on. (Including me!  Who knew grade 4 math was so hard???)

Emmett has recently discovered he can create stop-motion animation videos with his 3DS.  I can see this being a fun diversion for him during the day.  Here are a couple of his most recent creations:

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 This video is called Lego Mario.  Mario enters a castle to conquer Bowser, but his plans are thwarted when he meets a Koopa.
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 This video is called The Hammer.  It is about two guys who want to fight the seemingly unbeatable Hammer. The men get blocked by three Thugs and an epic battle ensues. 

What are you doing this summer?



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