Friday, October 18, 2013

Wiggle, Giggle & Ziggle Play!

So, Alekzander was waiting and waiting yesterday for the UPS guy to come. You see, there was a box in that big brown truck just for Alekzander. 
And guess what was in the box.. it was a Ziggle!!

Alekzander is so excited to try out the new Ziggle from Radio Flyer! This fun little ride-on is perfect for children between the ages of 3 and 8, because the seat is adjustable. And it is so easy to use! All Alekzander had to do was sit on it, and wiggle the back of the rider, and turn the handle bars back and forth. The faster he wiggles, the faster the ziggle moves.  That's it! Off he went on down the road! 

Alekzander having a blast on the ziggle

He was zooming up and down the road, turning it around was a breeze as well. No fear of tipping it over, because it is well balanced and moves with him.  When asked what he thought about it, this is what he had to say... 

Yup.. I'd say he loves it! :) He couldn't stop laughing while riding. And when it was lunch time, he didn't want to come back into the house! He can't wait til he can share it with his friends this weekend! 

Alekzander tested and approved!

You can get your own! They sell them at Target, Walmart and Toys R Us! For more information about it, check out Radio Flyer's website

We want to inform our readers that we
were given the Ziggle from Radio Flyer
for free, from Chatterbox to try it out 
and write our opinions about.  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

We went to a farm!!!

Our Homeschool group (PEAK) went to a real working farm!

We met at the RALPH'S Doc & Evie Farms and learned about how they grow all of their produce.  

Telling us about the compost piles

We learned about Ocra and how it grows. Don't touch it! It will make you itch!

Looking at the corn and teaching us about how to de-tassel. 

Picking out the best peaches from the tree. 

One of many big tractors that the farm uses

Explaining how they use these little trays to start the seeds out in. 

Talking about banana peppers

Telling us about the plastic covers they use. They are sort of like mini greenhouses. It keeps the plants warm and damp and keeps weeds out of the produce. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Do It Yourself Projects ~ #1 Despicable Me Cars

So, today Momma found out that there was a Kids' Activity at our local Home Depot. So, she woke us all up, and herded us to the store.

They had tables set up with balloons and these kits that had pieces of wood, nails and wheels in them. There were also some 'kid sized' hammers. The theme was "Despicable Me 2". And we were putting together a "Minion Car".

 We started putting together our cars!

Then we got to paint them a nice blue color

We had to paint them all over with the blue
We used sponge brushes :) 

Then, on the way home, we got to go to Kroger and we each got a doughnut! RW got a chocolate covered one, IC got a star shaped one with blue frosting and sprinkles and AJ got a star shaped on with white frosting and TONS of sprinkles. :) 

After we got home, and our cars had dried, we got to put the finishing touches on them. The stickers that made them look like real cars.. and it even made it look like there was a Minion driving! LOL! 
 Us with our finished cars! 

Momma says that both Home Depot and Lowes do Kids' Activities, and that we will be able to go to most of them! :) So look for more of these "DIY Project" posts on Saturdays! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Playing at the park

The PEAK homeschool group had a park day today. We played with a lot of kids, and had so much fun! We can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines Day Party

We had our valentines day party with the homeschool group. It was a lot of fun. There were so many of us kids that we were split into two different groups. One group decorated their valentines boxes, while the other group painted picture frames.

After each group was done, we switched and worked on what the other group had been working on.

When everyone had a box ready, we lined them up down the hallway and then passed out our valentines!

We had so much fun!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Our first Homeschool group get together!

We very recently joined a new homeschool group for our area. We had been members at a different group, but we never really.. well... "fit in" with them. So, we were all really excited to hear about the new PEAK group that was being organized here in Tupelo!

The first meeting / get together was today. It was raining and cold, so we met in the Link Center. This was the first time we'd ever been there, and it was pretty nice. :)

One family of the group holds their school there, and they had a LOT of legos! Us kids spent most of our time around the lego table while the adults talked about more get together's,  field trips.. and even a Valentines Day party!!

Towards the end of the fun, some of the older girls put on a really funny skit that they made up on the spot. It was about them driving in the car with their moms.. It was really funny! LOL

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Science Project: Homemade Rock Candy ~ Edited

Ok, so this isn't an experiment that came with my school lessons. It is one that I actually got for Christmas.  I received TWO great experiment kits for Christmas, and I had been bugging and bugging Momma to let me try them out. She finally gave in.. LOL!! 

I decided to make Rock Candy as my first experiment. This one actually takes a couple of days, so stay tuned this week for the update! 

I made sure I had everything I needed ready to go before hand.

I had to heat the water up. It took 40 seconds!

Safety first people!

Carefully pouring the hot water into the glass. (It said to use my beaker, but I wanted to use it for others things as well, so I substituted)

Pouring the sugar into the water.

Adding the food coloring

Stirring it all together

Now to wait the couple of days it says it takes for the candy to form. 

~ RW
Well, it didn't do anything! :(  So, we are going to take the suggestion of one of our readers, and put a metal paper clip on the end of the string, and see if that helps. We'll update again in a couple of days to see if it works!