Friday, January 31, 2014

Payton won a Pinewood Derby race

Tonight was Payton's Cub Scout troop's annual Pinewood Derby. Each car had six races; one race in each lane. All lanes seemed even because Payton's speed was consistent from lane to lane. Out of six races Payton won one. His best speed was 144 mph. He was a bit off the winners pace of 154. He never finished last. All in all it was a good race.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tough guy pushups

Parker for some reason started doing some tough guy pushups. Check out this short clip. Pushups with elevated feet are tough. It's almost lifting your own body weight.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Nothing like a little science with breakfast

It's cold this morning; about -1°. Add in the wind chill and it's -22° according to my weather app. I decided to try the 'throw boiling water into freezing air' thing for the boys. And guess what? It's works!
After our science in the morning thing we sat down for a breakfast fit for champions - biscuits and sausage gravy. Mmm Mmm good.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Burrr. It's cold around here.

It's been cold around home as it has been for most in the U.S. Just the other day we got a decent snow fall of 8" or more. The daytime temperature is in the upper teens. It's been cold enough that Kathleen decided to break out her National Geographic parka! Actually it's an Air Force parka that used to belong to her mom. Kathleen reports that it is a plenty warm coat. The cold snow wasn't bothering Parker. He was having fun tromping around in it with his mom.