Tuesday, October 3, 2017

His First Publish Book - "Buddy's Book of Death and Life"

He got this kit as a present from his godmother, Kendra. He has a similar kit yet to complete that is a comic book. He brought the book to school today to show of to his teacher and classmates.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Playing on Hay Bales at the Apple Orchard

Playing "Frog in the Middle"

Playing "Frog in the Middle" on the keyboard, a song he recently learned from his weekly piano lesson

Original Song by H

I don't think I shared this on here yet. Here is a video of Henry singing an original song he created. He did this on his own (when she should have been sleeping). He started doing weekly piano lessons this school year and I will have to share his original composition on the keyboard soon too. I just need to record him playing that.

2nd grade Patriots Day

Sent from his teacher on 9/11, Patriots Day

First Day of 2nd Grade - class picture

His teacher had sent this out to us.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

TKD classes

 TKD was actually something H decided he wanted to do and I started getting all the info and shared it with the kids and then sister decided she wanted to do it too.

He also wanted to do some different stuff this year. Fall soccer starts next week and he will do that, when soccer is over he will do TKD 2x a week while sister does it 1x a week, but for now they are both 1x a week.

I plan to have him do basketball in the winter but that is only a few weeks long. In this TKD program the kids can come to ant Tu or The class and we do a punch card.

Not sure how well it will work with them being at the same level and in the same class. We only paid for 10 punches to start, so after 5 classes for each we can decide if they will continue.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


There was a performer at the fair that had a bunch of stuff for the kids to try out and Henry decided to try hooping. He is surprisingly very good at it. I managed to snap some picture of him and just did a short video of him, he can keep it going for a lot longer than what I wanted to record.

Judging and Ribbons

 Here are his 5 participation ribbons. Cloverbud only get participation, but they do get a premium too, which he is excited about. He enjoyed the judging as for Cloverbuds they just ask them to explain their process and don't tell them what to change.

1st Year of 4H Fair Projects

 This is the kids first year in 4-H. We joined in March and things are quite different here in Steele County perhaps even Minnesota than they were in Wisconsin. My understanding is some of the way the projects are is mostly how it has always been.
 The walking stick project is one that he did with his dad in the beginning. They went to a library nearby that was hosting a class that would turn invasive Buckthorn into walking sticks. They were shown how to peel the bark off which I guess feels quite easily. We let it sit out and drive for a while and then he had to sand it and put a spray coat of lacquer on it and then drill a hole and put in his handle.
Then you can see he did a painting of a car and he did to clay projects one of a dog and one of a castle. We had to repair both projects a bit with Crazy Glue because we had let them sit outside on some cardboard to dry after he sprayed lacquer on them to make them shiny and the wind caught it and broke off some pieces then we had to paint over those spots again where the paint had peeled away from the clay. Wii used air-dry clay for this one..

The Tooth Fairy pillow was a little kid that he had to complete and he did a really good job with it. On the backside is a little pocket for him to put his tooth in. Now he just needs to lose some more teeth other than just the one so he can try it out. He does have 3 loose teeth in their butt they are very slow to progress in their wiggling.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Someone is getting glasses....

Today we went to the eye doctor and turns out he needs glasses now too. His sister's prescription changed a bit and they have close to the same prescription. I didn't take any pictures of the glasses she picked out, but I did of Henry. He picked picked out 2 pairs. We went to VisionWorld in Frbo and rt now VW has a promotion that kids 13 & under get 2 pairs for $99 (glasses prices $69.95 & lower, some of those $69.95 glasses are the clearance price). Both of his are the Guess brand. He is very excited and nervous about having glasses. I left the decision completely up to him as to which ones he wanted. I had him pick out 5 pairs and then pick 2 from there. He was very certain these were the 2 he wanted.

Pool Time

Henry and his friend Jared at the pool. Henry learned how to do Flips off the diving board at this visit to the pool. I brought them in the afternoon came home to play and have supper then went back again in the evening. Jared didn't make it for a sleepover and wanted to go home but they had Henry come to their house the next day for a sleepover so Henry was happy to have had a sleepover with a friend this summer.

Took some videos of flips and jumps....

Video 1


Video 3

Video 4

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Videos from the Children's Museum of La Crosse

This is just kind of weird to watch this first one, but we had so much fun playing this this toy at the museum.

This is a video of his very first doing a rock wall with a harness and belay. I didn't record the 2nd time which he did get all the way to the top. He did very well and was super proud of himself for learning how to climb a rock wall this summer.

Little Feet Summer Soccer

Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June & July were spent at the soccer field watching him learn knew skills and play with his team. This was a team that had players all mixed up and didn't have all from one school (like spring soccer, but that was a different park & rec doing that one). He totally lucked out and was on a team with 2 of his buddies that he was in the same classroom with. His friend Jared has actually been in his class the last 2 years and Mason K was just from this year. Unfortunately, both are in different classrooms next year. Actually, all 3 are in 3 different classrooms next year. They are all in basketball together as well. Also, Mason K is doing golf with Henry this summer too (Isabel is too, just a different group).

Their team won the "Watermelon Cup" and got their picture put in the newspaper. That little guy in the yellow shorts (I think his name is Damien) is super fast and a really good ball handler. He really scored quite a bit and really gave their team an advantage. The coach was a good coach and really taught them about dribbling and passing and tried to make sure he was giving them equal playing time.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Weekend

Just a normal day.....

2017 K-2 Track & Field Day

Here are a bunch of pictures & one video for track & field day for grades K-2. Henry has actually gotten quite fast and is one of the fastest kids in his grade. Currently he is the fastest boy in his classroom. Last year he surprised himself and started out now being so fast and being in the slower half to run the half mile but by the end of the year in kindergarten he was the fastest boy in the 1/2 mile in his classroom. This year when they did the 1/2 mile at the start of the year and ending of the year he was the first boy in his classroom for both. His spring time 1/2 mile was 4:06.

This was his first time ever doing hurdles, so he started out a little slow because he wasn't sure about it, but by the end he caught and beat the kid he was racing to the end of the Hurdles.

Ummmmm.....he's not going to be a high jumper. Lol!

Videos from the Mexico Trip Kids Show

These are some little video clips from our trip to Mazatlan, Mexico of the kids show that the kids were in. They had to practice and rehearse one of the days. They had a good time with it.\

Random Old Videos

So, I have videos on my phone taking up space, I needed to get them off and on youtube, so I will be sharing them on both kids blogs and mine.

Crayola Experience Field Trip

I will tell more about this on Save Green Being Green, but what I will say it was a lot of fun and we plan to get  family membership so that we can all go several times over the next yer.

Monday, May 8, 2017

1st grade Spring concert

 Just some pictures from Henry's first grade spring concert he knew all the words to everything but is feeling a lot more self-conscious and shy these days.
 As you can see I have no Smiles in the picture when he is up on stage, bus miles came when I took his picture by himself afterwards.
 We got one more use out of this little dress up vest set but I think it will have to be retired now. He wore it last year for the spring concert and this year. He is growing like a weed and growing out of a lot of stuff.
You can view the concerts online at Owatonnalive.com.

1st grade Farm Field Trip

Last week Henry had his first spring field trip for the end of the school year. They went to a dairy farm and got to see how email girl works and three different breeds of cows. They also had a petting zoo with a lamb a goat piglets and a pony for them to pet.

 There was also a couple pieces of Machinery they were allowed to go sit in and pretend to drive. Henry opted not to go into the skid steer because he can do that anytime he wants with his grandpa. The last collage on the bottom is some pictures of some other friends of his, he is in the one of them eating a snack.

This was just the three classes of first grade that went on this field trip. This Farm ships to organic valley, so it is an organic dairy farm. The Minnesota Dairy Association sponsors Farm field trips for the kids. And 3rd grade he gets to go to another Farm. Earlier this year they had a field trip to the library , which is something that he has been to a lot and has his own library card but a lot of kids have not in this may be the first time they have ever been there or the first time they are getting their own library card.

He has one more field trip coming up later in the month to the Crayola Experience at the Mall of America. I wasn't picked to be one of the free chaperones but they gave the option before other adults to pay for their own admission to come along as a chaperone so I will be doing that.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rockin'All Night

 I just love this kid, he is such a character sometimes. Tonight he decided he was going to write the lyrics to a song and come for format for me as well as draw a picture of him performing the song.

Check out the video here!