Mmmmm cookie on a stick!
We enjoyed our first evening on the ship with a lot of relaxing and more relaxing. We skipped the sail away party to stay in the room and have room service deliver Mickey ice cream bars while we relaxed. Day 2 was a lot of exploring and enjoying some of the activities not he ship.
We made vegetable race cars for a game. I won my first race but lost out in the finals.
We are having a great time so far!
I take archery and PE at a local community center with a group of homeschoolers. Today was the last day of classes for the summer so some of my friends and I wanted a photo with the coach.
Since we are going on a cruise next week I didn’t have a party this year.
We had a little party at home with a few gifts.
I got a few packs of Pokemon cards.
A cool new Godzilla book.
And a pack of Godzilla mini figures.
We signed up at the last minute for the Regional Gathering through MENSA. It was local in Oldsmar so we just went for the kids programs one day. Most of the kids programs took place in a hotel room which was a little strange. We started with a bone scavenger hunt.
Apparently I was being loud in this photo as Emmerson has my mouth covered.
We made hopscotch outside.
After I finished mine game I went over and helped a few of the younger kids to draw their boards.
We made salt dough owls. The owl is a MENSA character.
They had a bearded dragon breeder come in and talk about the lizards. We got to feed them all sorts of bugs and critters.
We carved watermelons that were supposed to go down for lunch and be on display but that was unorganized and fell through.
More lizards. This was a frilled lizard eating a tomato hornworm.
We did a very large scavenger hunt.
Someone I love.
a Chewed leaf.
A pretty flower.
There was also an animal show by Lowry Park Zoo.
They brought a singing dog.
And something related to an anteater.
We drilled a hole in the watermelon later on that day.
Inserted a hanger attached to a drill and made watermelon juice.
I didn’t like it.
Our last big event was launching rockets that we made earlier in the day. I was the minimalist and only had a ribbon attached to mine. It went SUPER high!
We went to Pinots Pallet in Oldsmar for a fun night out with a bunch of MENSA kids. We got there and it was just the 3 of us! Oh well. My girl Zoe was there so I was a happy camper. We had a lot of waiting before we got started.
There were lots of rules to follow as well.
One color at a time, no working ahead but be creative!
Step by step we listened and learned.
My pal Zoe worked very hard on her painting.
I followed the directions, sort of.
Mom helped me a little to touch up my tree because I misunderstood and got carried away. She showed me how to hide my mistakes. I am VERY happy with my Safari Sunsets picture.
We were the only 3 kids in a group of adults. We had a blast and would go back another time!