2013 Detroit Tournament and beyond

12-8-2013 We arrived back from Detroit this early afternoon. Home sweet home. Adventurer Jr. also had a meeting for Science Olympiad this afternoon, and Adventurer Jr. II had a bird painting scheduled as well. Yesterday, we arrived at the tournament at 1 PM and stayed until 7 PM. I have to say, Adventurer Jr. division’s competition is tough. Many competitive kids are in this group, including kids from Costa Rica. We should have good fights next year as well. Adventurer … Continue reading >>

Warm Blanket

Adventurer Jr. brought a fleece blanket back from school today. He made it during family consumer science class. The blanket was so warm and cozy! He said he would gift it to his grandma.  Adventure Jr. made a pillow early in the year and gave it to his great-grandpa. Such a sweet boy, I’m so proud of him! … Continue reading >>

Swim and Tabata

12-5-2013 Today I swam in the pool with Adventurer Jr. III. He raced me doggy paddle, while I swam freestyle. We also danced and singed in the pool. It was a wonderful time. On a side note, a new class called Tabata is now available, at a time that is convenient for me. I had to find the group lesson schedule for details. It was described as, “A physical & mental challenge that will increase your metabolism & muscular endurance, … Continue reading >>

Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients: 2 cups of pumpkin pulp purée 1.5 cups of dried milk powder 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/2 of teaspoon salt 3 eggs 4 teaspoons of pumpkin spice Pie shell Directions: Preheat oven to 425°F. Beat all ingredients in a food processor. Pour into pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the temp to 350°F and bake for 40 minutes. Cool for 2 hours. Cut and serve. … Continue reading >>