In my life this week…
It has been another two relatively uneventful weeks. The kids and my wife did go to an winter camp with all levels of scouting. Each group sets up a station that the kids go through. They did all sort of things like throwing knives and starting fires. We have lot of photos of Ian on the camp mainly because he got to do a lot of really cool stuff for his age.
As you can see he did manage to light the tinder but not get the fire going. Just lighting the the tinder with flint and steel is quite a challenge.
I have been making some more quilled creations. A friend of mine is getting to go on a student exchange to Australia for a year starting this summer. She needs to raise a lot of money so I have made these to be used as raffle prizes or whatever else she comes up with to make money with them. I took the photo of the dolphin and she took the photo of the butterfly as I forgot. I am going to have to steal some of her tricks for photographing these.
I am just about done with the downstairs. I went through all our book shelves and sorted. As you can see there is a lot that I want to get rid of but I need my wife to check it over and veto stuff. It is tough getting rid of books. These are all that haven’t been touched in years and a lot are very out of date programming books.
The empty area will eventually be the kids new bedroom. The five bins are full of stuffies. NO MORE STUFFIES!!! The area looks smaller in the photo than it really is.
In our homeschool this week…
Well we have three weeks to our portfolios. We have a lot of science to do in the next three weeks. Margaret is going to be experimenting with potato batteries and seeing if size, type, cooking, or cutting change the power available. She told me today that she needs 28 yellow and 28 russets…
We have ordered a light box kit with lens, mirror etc for Philip but it hasn’t arrived yet. So we decided to cover off some of the other requirements and he built a hydraulic arm. We haven’t seen it work yet as we are waiting for the glue to dry.
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2 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap up: Winter Link Camp”
Looks like winter camp was very educational, fun, and cold! Your quilling skills and projects are amazing! I can’t even imagine trying to do that, myself! Have fun with all those potatoes!!
The quilling is beautiful. I definitely don’t habe the patience for that type of project though. Your kids have the best experiences too! It looks like Ian had a great time at camp.
That is an amazingly empty room. I need to let go of a lot of out of date programming books, but in my head I keep thinking “what if I go back to work and need a 20 year old C++ book.” Because you know, they don’t publish programming books anymore. Sigh. Or how about all of my software developer books. Etc. It’s rather ridiculous on my part.
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