Saturday, October 08, 2016

Light Saber Wars!

Mike and Griffin joined in the light saber battle at a friend's birthday party. It was fierce and so much fun!



Friday, October 07, 2016

Nerf Wars

In comes the rain - out comes the arsenal. #nerfwars

Jalapeno's Home

Mike, Griffin and Christian gave JalapeƱo's habitat an upgrade today. They added a lot more greenery, new substrate, a watering pool and changed her basking area to the right side of her home. Griffin said she lives in the jungle now. She is enjoying her new home so much, she requested privacy and no photographs of herself. #icantbelieveimaniguanamom

Goofy Glasses

After going to Dollar Tree, these two are ready for next week's Awana club ~ 'Goofy Glasses Night'!

The Best Kind Of Mess

This is the best kind of mess to discover on my desk this morning.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

2016 4-H National Youth Science Day - Drone Discovery

Griffin participated in the '2016 4-H National Youth Science Day' engineering challenge yesterday. The challenge, Drone Discovery, included engaging, fun and educational activities related to aerospace, flight, and unmanned vehicles. It was the largest youth led science challenge in the US! Their group flew prop copters, made gliders and engineered a solution to attach a camera to a drone (larger glider) to take photographs. This was an incredible experience!

Beautiful Day For School Outside!

Today was a beautiful day outside. Griffin enjoys doing his lessons while relaxing in the hammock.

After classes were finished, he decided to make a project to add to the time capsule at Awana tonight. He took photographs of Jalapeno and then added a few facts about her. He even used the Silhouette to make it! We will definitely be having some Silhouette lessons soon.

When we were at Awana, Shelby shared a package from her Dad with Griffin. Her Dad works for a company named Griffin and he gave Griffin a hat and flashlight with his name on it.

Monday, October 03, 2016


I love having Science class outside! Today, we took a walk through the woods to see how many different mushrooms we could find. We discovered 30 different kinds! Griffin will work on identifying them tomorrow.

Hiking Through The Woods

I kind of love that we were able to combine Science, PE and family time today. After lunch, we took a hike through the backyard woods searching for mushrooms! I believe we found 25+ different kinds. Tomorrow, Griffin will work on identifying them.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Fall Mushrooms Have Sprouted!

We came home to an assortment of mushrooms growing in the front yard. I think Griffin and I will meander through our woods tomorrow to see what other varieties we can find.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Glave Family Adventure - OBX 2016

Our family adventure is officially over ~ we had an amazing week with friends. I'm thankful for the time we had together and the experiences we shared! After a beautiful, restful week life gets back to normal tomorrow!

OBX 2016 - Pamlico Sound Hermit Crabbing

The boys were searching for hermit crabs. They found two and brought them up to shore. I told them they should name them Abbott and Costello ~ Griffin said, 'Who's that? Their names are Cloak and Dagger'.

Friday, September 30, 2016

OBX 2016 - Ghost Crabbing At Night

Our last night at the beach was fantastic! After a delicious dinner at The Captain's Table we all went ghost crabbing on the beach. It's so much fun watching the kids capture the crabs ~ it's definitely a time filled with laughter and squeals of delight (and in my case, fear)! They were all safely released of course. As we were standing on the beach, the waves were coming in illuminated by plankton. It was a wondrous sight to see a glow in the dark beach!!

OBX 2016 - Hatteras Harbor Marina

Today we stopped in at Hatteras Harbor Marina and took a walk around the pier.

OBX 2016 - Apple Uglies & A Rainbow!

Apple Uglies from Orange Blossom bakery for breakfast and a rainbow view! That combined with watching the sunrise on the beach was the perfect start to the day!