Monday, September 15, 2008

Can I blame it on the weather?

I know, I know, I KNOW.

It's been like 3 weeks since my last post and I'm sure that you are all wondering, "What the heck happened to the Lovell's?"

Well we're still here. I just haven't been blogging too much lately. (Well, that's not true. I've been blogging, just not on our blog.) I feel bad that I've been such a slacker (OK, that's not exactly true either).

Anywho, I am finally ready to post about LAST WEEKS activities...

Last Friday there was a Family and Children's Festival up on campus for all the university families. Each college department put together a booth with activities and "SWAG" (a term Matt used to describe the cool stuff they hand out) for the kids. It was REALLY cool! The engineering department had these awesome robotic arms that the kids could manipulate using syringes. The Chemistry department did some cool experiments using liquid nitrogen and also set a gummy bear on fire. (You had to be there, but it was DANG awesome.)

The girls are being "Archeologist's" and searching for... buried stuff.

Ellie was the lucky one and found a button. She won a really cool magnet with a hieroglyphic on it.

Christopher eating the cookie he frosted ALL BY HIMSELF


Shannon and Ellie making popcorn balls. They weren't too sure about eating green popcorn though.


I can't remember what department this was, but they had the kids make super hero masks and capes.
Who is this masked man?


Ellie making a collage (sorry about the shadow-girl)


Matt and Shelby just watched and kept track of the slow-pokes (Ellie)


The Blue Aggie Cow.


We also took a trip up to Cub River last weekend. Fall is fast approaching and we wanted to fit in another camping trip before it was too late.

Collecting firewood







Shelby was too tired to help



Matt - studying by the campfire


The kids rode the 4-wheelers around camp while Matt studied and I... where was I? Oh yeah. I got an attack of allergies about 20 minutes after we got there. It was bad enough that I had to take an allergy pill which knocked me out for most of the trip.

Fire-watching


Who needs xbox when you've got MANCALA?

5 comments:

The Marlin's said...

It's about time. I thought I might have to send the search party. It's good to see you are still around.

The Lovell's said...

Ha ha. I know. I totally hate it when bloggers don't update on a daily/weekly basis. It makes me grouchy!

Fitzwater Family said...

Wow, Crid learned how to frost a cookie? How exciting.

Carey said...

Wow reading your blog makes me want to cry. You have done so much this past summer! We have been nothing but slaves to our yard. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

The Lovell's said...

Michelle - yes we were soooo proud of him! He also made a lovely collage and some goopadee goo. (That word just reminded me of "Dipity Doo". Do you remember that stuff??)

Carey - but you have a YARD now!! A place that's yours to enjoy and relax in (or at least banish your kids to and know that they are safely playing while you get some R&R).