Friday, April 3, 2009

Check out Jonathan's sweet robot--a scorpion! These are called Mindstorms and they are robotic Legos that come with a variety of sensors and a computer program so you can tell it what to do. They are a little tricky, but Jonathan did an awesome job building it and programming it!

Monday, November 3, 2008

We had a gorgeous day for Halloween! Here's Jonathan and one of his best friends, Tim, squinting in the sunshine. They are obviously both huge Harry Potter fans!

Jonathan (dressed as a Gryffindor) marching in his school's Halloween parade
Can you guess what I was for Halloween?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Our Little Monkey

For those of you who don't know, Jonathan takes gymnastics. He's getting to be pretty good, and we seem to find him upside down on the monkey bars rather frequently. They are starting to learn front and back handsprings right now, and he's very excited about it!

Here's a shot of the kids enjoying the potions lab we set up. We labeled the bottles with different types of potions and ingredients from the Harry Potter books and used a variety of citrus-flavored koolaids and pop (with some food coloring to add interest). The kids thought it was great! We even had a large pot of Squirt with a block of dry ice to make it look like a real potion.