Christmas, FIRST Lego League, and Code

IMG_0077We took the boys to see the Nutcracker for the first time last weekend.  It was a nicely done production.  Afterward we went to check out a light display.  E was trying to be good about having his picture taken while C was busy interacting with the display.

We put up our tree on Sunday, but I still haven’t finished decorating it.  Honestly it just hasn’t been a priority.  It’s lit and there are quite a few ornaments on.  We have some jingle bells scattered throughout the house and we’ve been listening to Christmas music and making some Christmas treats and that’s really all we need right now.  Oh and I mustn’t forget the boys are using their Christmas Minecraft skins and I believe they have a tree up in their Minecraft world.

Lego Dragons

C’s Jr. FIRST Lego League team has their expo this weekend.  They completed their model and just have a couple of finishing touches to go on their poster.  They designed a volcano that is forming a tropical island close to another island.  There’s a volcanogist inspecting the volcano, someone tending to sheep, and another guy with a shop.  The sea turtles represent ocean life and there is a skull in the lava to emphasize the deadly results of some volcanoes.

I think E has had a Lego League meeting everyday this week as they prepare for their tournament on Sunday.  In addition to preparing for their tournament the kids made time to present their solution to a Cub Scout Pack and speak to the City Council.   I’m very thankful for his wonderful coach.

I’ve been busy doing “party planner” treats for the kids to hand out at their tournaments.  It  reminded me, I don’t miss all the room mom type activities from traditional school.

 

We’ve had a great time this week participating in “Hour of Code” tutorials.  Even though they both have done quite a bit of programing with the NXT they are enjoying the doing the graphic tutorials.   If you haven’t checked it out yet it’s a nice portal to lots of good programming sites and great information about the importance of computer science.

 

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One thought on “Christmas, FIRST Lego League, and Code

  1. The Lego league looks awesome. What a fun week. The light display and the nutcracker all in one evening. I love making memories with the kids.
    Blessings, Dawn

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