Friday, July 02, 2010

Boy Camp

So, if you had a whole day with your Momma all to yourself, to do anything you want, what would you choose to do?

My little guy chose to:

Have breakfast at his favorite diner.
Take his brother to camp.
Have Color Camp (which involved getting paint, mixing paints to make more colors, and painting a really big picture of a road).
Get a Zhu Zhu Pet. Yes, another one. Eep.
Hug Grandma.
Have lunch at Chuck E. Cheese.
Go to the pool. Have Momma get into the pool and play.
Get ice cream at the pool. And a Cow Tale.
Go get brother.
Go back to the pool.
Eat dinner (he wanted hot dogs at the pool, but we ended up with Long John Silvers at home).
Watch Looney Tunes with brother.
Go to bed.

That, my friends, is Boy Camp, a la Joey.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Pot Luck Magazine: Call for Submissions

One of my bestest friends has started a magazine, Pot Luck Magazine. I'm helping with layout and stuff. We're looking for folks to send in stuff for us to include in it! Right now, we're looking for a variety of views, ideas, items... anything you'd like to submit, we'll be happy to look at and consider.

For consideration for the Fall, we need your contribution by August 30. Just send it to I'd love to do some spreads about special needs, disability rights, and services. Anything else you want to talk about, or take pictures of/about, or anything we can print, we'd love to take a gander! Thanks!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This is more like it

We managed an experiment today: the volcano eruption! Joey got to pour vinegar into a bottle and watch it bubble up! He thought it was awesome! So we did it again! We talked about vinegar and baking soda combining to fuzz, and volcanos, and how there are volcanos in the ocean. We looked at a piece of pumice that came with our volcano kit, and talked about magma and lava and how it cools super fast into rock, and that pumice is the magma full of air bubbles.

I have no idea how much he understood, but it all got talked about, so he can now work on processing it. He hears so much more that you think.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Not Exactly What I Had in Mind

Day Two: Ocean Camp.

Well, my Jacques Cousteau DVD didn't catch his interest, but dressing up Scoodles as an oceanographer was right up his alley.

Tomorrow, I may try space camp. Zhu Zhu Pets haven't put out an astronaut outfit yet.

Note the "yet."

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Camp Begins

The boys started their real summer schedules today. Well, Andy did. Joey got stuck with Mom all day.

Andy went to Hazelwild. He's been anticipating Hazelwild Summer Camp for weeks now, ever since I asked him if it would be OK to sign him up. Extra bonus, Grandma paid for another week of it in July, so I was pleased to find he enjoys it. The doubt wasn't that he doesn't luv him some Hazelwild, but that he has to be there from 8:45 am to 5pm. That's a long camp day. Fortunately, he's still very happy, and had a great day. They couldn't go out for their nature program today (it was 100 FREAKIN' DEGREES, with a heat index of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN DEGREES) so the camp watched a movie- one that Andy is afraid of, so his counselor kindly wandered about with him and chatted for the hour and a half. How cool is that? They did allow the kids to get in the pool, so all was good. Oh, and he made some kind of bead thing-a-ma-bob, with a few beads on a very long string. He's very happy about it.

Joey got stuck with Mom. He decided he wanted to learn about the ocean this week (decided Sunday night, no less), so i have lots of ocean stuff planned. We kinda didn't get to any of it today. I had to run in to the office to do some stuff, and one thing lead to another, and in the end we celebrated our first Ocean Camp Day by studying water. As in, we went to the pool and swam together. He was excited that Mom got in the pool, so all was good. We practiced our swimming. That counts, right?

Tomorrow I am hoping to pull out some Jacques Cousteau films and books and stuff, maybe talk about fish, and curl up in the heat of the day on the couch together with my computer and have a "let's research and find out" segment. Maybe look up currents or different ocean levels or something. I'll see if he has a question he can come up with himself. Oh, and we have speech at 2. Maybe I'll let Ms. Leslie in on Ocean Camp, too. ;)

Happy Summer!