Monday, October 13, 2014

Rocket Launch

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On Tuesday, Sammy's class finished up their rocket unit with a model rocket launch.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ithaca Adventures

For Columbus Day, we met up with friends and wandered around Ithaca. We stayed at the Ithaca Hotel, which was very conveniently located near the Ithaca Commons and had a pool.

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This horse was across the street from the hotel.

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Once everyone was assembled, we (minus Mike, who had to work) wandered through Buttermilk Falls.

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There were lots of stairs (around 700), but the views made the trip worth it.

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After the falls, Mike joined us & we headed to the commons to see the stores and get some dinner. Henry got a dragon/dinosaur/Gamera hat for his Halloween costume.

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On Monday, we went to the Museum of the Earth. It was okay, but I felt that many of the things there were similar to displays that I had seen at other science museums. Maybe we just wander through too many museums...

We also got to go to the Moosewood Restaurant for lunch. It was delicious. :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Scarecrow Festival 5K

One of our crazier days this month started with Sammy & Mike running the Scarecrow Festival 5K, followed by a soccer game and band rehearsal, followed by a playdate & teen center fun.

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Mike & Sammy did pretty well for themselves.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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Mike's mom took the boys to see their first Broadway show -- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was extremely generous of her to do so, and the boys enjoyed seeing the show. Sammy liked the mechanics of how the sets changed. Shea Theater was beautiful as well.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Lunar Eclipse

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Speaking of astronomy, there was a lunar eclipse before the bus arrived for Henry. Because of the time that it occurred, it was a red "blood moon". The boys woke me up, saying, "Mom! Lunar eclipse! Outside! Now!" I like that they get excited about astronomy. :)

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Lego Science Institute

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My favorite acquisition lately is my new Lego Science Institute. We switched around the hair so that the astronomer could look somewhat like me & Sammy added the minifig that represents him so that we can look at the stars together. This set was on backorder for two months before I received it -- they sold out of it the day that it was released since it was a limited release set. I think they greatly underestimated the demand for it.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Strong Museum

Mike had free admission to the Strong Museum over the weekend, so off we went. The boys even liked wandering around the little pretend Wegmans store that was there. Sometimes it's fun to be silly. Most of our time was spent playing the old arcade games, though.

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Sammy also had a chance to be taller than Henry for a little bit. I think he appreciated that as well. :)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

More Apple Picking

We've been going through a lot of apples lately, so we made another trip out to the apple orchard and made some delicious applesauce with our apples.