Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

We have been enjoying a full week of Halloween activities, starting with a homeschool group field trip to a farm on Tuesday.

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The hay ride:
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The educational portion of the trip:
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As soon as we got home, Blaze carved our pumpkin. This was the first time that my very cautious child has been willing to cut a pumpkin all by himself. He still thinks cleaning the pumpkin is discusting, though.

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That same evening, we went to "Freeze and Fright" at the Mag Lab:

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Wednesday, we stayed home, watched "Corpse Bribe", and baked cookies for Thursday's Halloween party.

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Thursday morning began with festive cheese grits:

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Then, we went to the homeschool group's Halloween party at the park.

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Blaze and I set up a booth for "Freeze Dance" to Halloween songs.

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Friday, Blaze and I went to Cascades Park for Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra's Halloween Symphony Spooktacular Family Concert.

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Yesterday was all about Halloween food, even when we went to a lecture about the history of Halloween at the Challenger Learning Center.

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Pumpkin-ginger soup:
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Tonight's festive food is octopus-shaped sausage rolls.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Teapot Tuesday, Featured Teapot Racer: Potions in Motion

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This week's featured teapot racer is Potions in Motion, a racer built by Stephanie Dunnam and run by Tracy Dunnam.

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Potions in Motion won the ribbon for best design at Renninger Steampunk Industrial Show on Oct. 15, 2016. The judges had some disagreement about the winner of this award, but two factors led to this racer being chosen the winner.
1. Two out of three games of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" and
2. One judge's love of purple.

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The Dunnams also took home the medal for fastest course completion and no other racer even came close to their time of 1 minute, 5 seconds.

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The bribing of the judges:

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Preparing to race:

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Stephanie and Tracy did not receive a single deduction and were given extra points for showmanship.


Crafty Crow