Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fireworks Can Be Scary

We were digging through our travel vid and pic collection, reminiscing about our adventures past, and looking for something cool to share when we came across this gem.

As Sophia used to say, picture this: Long Island, New York. 2009.

After our original 4th of July plans fell through, we did what we grew up doing in South Texas: driving around looking for the fireworks (especially if you didn’t have your own or you ran out too soon ;).

This display may not have been as snazzy as those in NYC but we had fun anyway and we think you might wind up giggling along with us too by the end. :)

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny

A Spruced Up Bill Schupp Park

A Spruced Up Bill Schupp Park

The city of McAllen, Texas’s Park & Recreation department definitely spruced up Bill Schupp Park!

We have pics of various stages in the project but 2 years after it was dedicated, we’ve got this awesome image.

As native residents of the RGV, we’re pretty proud of how it’s shaping up. We uploaded pics to a Bill Schupp set on Flickr, added a review on Trekaroo and will be posting a short video tour soon!

Now if only they’d fix the park’s east side bathrooms …

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny

Cool (But Still Creepy) Tree

Cool (but still creepy) tree at a church in Pharr, Texas.

This tree seems to have formed a healthy, long term relationship with a vine that could have killed it.

The building behind it? That is a local church in Pharr, Texas.

Yep. This interesting display is part of the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church‘s beautiful jungle yard. Kinda figures that – in a place like this – the good and bad balanced out to make something cool.

You gotta admit, that tree looks both cool and creepy at the same time, doesn’t it? LOL

We will be posting a short video tour and Flickr pic set of their gorgeous grounds soon! We promise that it really is pretty and this was really the only slightly freaky part. =)

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny

LEGO Learning Fun!

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LEGO, LEGO, LEGO! .. It’s really too bad you can’t hear us because we’re saying it like Marcia, Marcia, Marcia – a Brady Bunch line.

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check this YouTube video out. Yep, this is the stuff the Webmom is sharing with CJ! :)

Anyway …

You know how we’re always posting stuff about LEGO – we just love those little things! Fun, educational and best of all, you can bust out some super creative stuff.

Little Brick Schoolhouse is a site dedicated to how we can incorporate LEGO into our learning. Trust us, it’s so NOT boring.

From LEGO Trivia, Glossary, Quotes, Ideas, free Activities like LEGO Math, Games to Career Ideas, this site has a ton of resources.

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny

Famous Homeschoolers and Homeschool Parents

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Like many homeschoolers, we sometimes run across folks who think we’re crazy and who honestly believe the public school system is the best, only and government-ordered way.

We don’t share those views but we don’t argue about it. Instead, we try to show them how well CJ is doing and remind them about the Famous Homeschoolers and Homeschool Parents who have gone before us.

If you are interested in homeschooling but aren’t sure what the outcome will be or if you are already a homeschooler who can’t quite figure out how to defend yourself, we highly recommend checking this site out.

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny

Free Homeschool Magazine

It seems like we’re always saying “we’re excited to” share something but honestly, it’s true!

We love to share stuff we hope will help you, inspire you and lead you to learning fun.

That’s right. We love to share cool stuff like this totally free, no strings attached issue of The Old Schoolhouse Digital Magazine.

This is one of our absolute favorite homeschool resources. Once you read it, we think you’ll see why! :)

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
 
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