Today we went to the Coast Guard station at Sand Key. I learned a lot about what the Coast Guard does and the equipment that they use.
I learned how the rope bags for rescues work.
I tried on some gear.
We got a safety lecture.
Then we waited on the dock until it was our turn to go out in the water on the new boat.
We found lots of fun things to look at to pass the time.
All geared up and ready to go for our ride.
It looked like a small boat but boy did it go fast.
Slowly starting out on the water.
Off we go!
We are really flying at about 30-35 knots.
Zipping around in the waters was such a fun experience.
We were learning how light travels. I learned that is doesn’t bend but can be reflected or refracted. We set up a laser and bounced it all around a box.
We used science to make optical illusions. The short candle appears to be lit when it is the tall one that is lit. I thought that was pretty cool!
We used a pinhole camera to look at the sun!
With Thanksgiving on the uneventful side at our house we are diving headfirst into Christmas.
After we ate our Thanksgiving we started to put the tree up. Daddy flew out the next day to go to Great Grandpa’s Funeral.
Ollie and Jolly made their appearance. They are up to no good as usual.
When Daddy was in PA we got the tree decorated.
We attached it to the school table this year so the cats wouldn’t be as destructive. We had to block in the base with boxes to prevent the chewing of the light strings.
All finished, let the holidays begin!
We went with Grandma Susie to the Florida Botanical Gardens to see the holiday lights. They were awesome!
We watched a man juggle and another man on stilts. The man on stilts made me a balloon animals. Mommy got to show off her skill and made Emmerson a poodle!
I am in the holiday spirit now and ready to go!
The holidays are fast approaching and we are going at a zillion miles an hour lately. We still find time to do arts and crafts. I made this awesome otter out of Model Magic.
We learned about worm composting at 4H.
I had several science lessons with Mr. McWiz!
I wrapped up my level 3B mathbook. We are going to take a break from this program and read the Life of Fred books for a while now.
I got my teeth cleaned at the dentist. I like to go visit because the lobby is full of video games.
Straight home from the dentist I had my first and probably last ever Twinkie! I really didn’t care for them.
We went to the Festival of Trees at the Long Center and we bought a cool wreath. We hung it on the front door for the holidays.
I got a bit carried away with temporary tattoos!
We had a fun morning at Farm City Day for 4H.
Then the speed of life hit me and I was down for the count. I spend the entire weekend on the cot in the living room. We all got sick, except Daddy.
With Thanksgiving on its way, we learned that Great Grandpa Reed passed away. We were all very sad. I wish I had gotten to know him better. Our goal was to keep Daddy healthy so he could attend the funeral in PA. Lockdown at our house until we all were better. Emmerson was better quickly and I took an extra day. Mommy got hit with the plague but bounced back, Moms aren’t allowed to get sick according to Daddy.
We had a very quiet Thanksgiving, as everyone was headed north for the funeral of Great Grandpa. There were lots of leftovers! I ate my first turkey leg!
Hoping things slow down a bit soon. We could all use the break.
I always love a trip to MIss Ali’s farm at Golden Rainbow Ranch. My friend Zoe got to go with me this trip. We had a blast on the hayride.
We all took turns hugging Penny the therapy dog.
Zoe’s brother, Eliot, is really fun to hang out with. He was great with the animals.
We found chicken eggs in the coop.
We got to hold some barn kitties.
We got alpaca kisses. Basically the alpaca just blows air on the nose. It was super silly.
What a great treat to go with great friends to the farm.